Wouldn’t it feel great to have an early start to your day and do all the things that you’d like to accomplish for the day? Want to be a morning person but have no energy and motivation to get out of bed?
Let me tell you, my mornings have never felt this good before! With assurance from my own experience and your own self-awareness, here’s how to be a morning person.
Try doing these things the day and night before:
- Limit your caffeine intake during the day to one cup (if you’re a coffee/tea lover) as it can cause restlessness and keep you up late at night.
- Don’t go to sleep with a full stomach or empty one. Try to eat an adequate portion of dinner, preferably 3 hours prior to your bedtime or whichever that works best for you.
- After dinner (about 30 minutes later) go for a light walk on the treadmill or around the neighborhood. This light exercise aids in digestion, helps burn calories, controls cholesterol levels, and will get you tired…prepping you for bedtime, so keep going on those walks! 🙂
- Don’t shower or have a bath too close to your bedtime as this can also keep you up late at night. Try finishing your shower or bath an hour prior to your bedtime.
- Avoid late night t.v shows, internet browsing, chatting or other wakeful activities that can keep you up super late! (I’m guilty of these in the past)
- Read with dim lights on as this will relax your mind and slowly help you drowse.
- Don’t forget to set your alarm.
The next morning…
- Hit the snooze button if you want to…okay maybe once or twice, but try not to do it more than that.
- Play an upbeat tune or one of your favorite songs to get you out of bed and start your morning routine.
It takes time to develop these habits if you’re not a morning person, so give it a try for the first 3 days and see how your body adjusts. Keep in mind that self-awareness is crucial so don’t be too hard on yourself when giving this a shot for the first time.
Our bodies react differently to different situations; what works for me may not work for you and vice versa. If you’d like to establish these habits, try incorporating a few at a time to help your body adjust to your new routine.
Starting your day early gives you the opportunity to complete daily tasks, helps you relax throughout the day and reduces stress levels (as you wont feel rushed to get things done). It also develops a better focus, helps you sleep better at night and you’ll feel more refreshed the next morning.
Thank you for reading and I wish you the best!