There are lots of reasons to become a morning person, but how do you actually become one? Especially when you hate mornings?
I've been there, the alarm goes off in the morning and you hit snooze at least 3 times and when you finally do get up, it just feels too early!
Here's what worked for me:
Tips to make early morning easier
1. Go to bed early
Go to bed at least 8 hours before you want to get up in the morning. This way you will feel well-rested and won't use it as an excuse to stay sleeping.
2. Drink water the night before
Before you go to bed, drink a glass of water. Depending on how good your bladder is, if you haven't already gotten up in the middle of the night, you will be ready to pee!
3. Have your clothes set out or picked out the night before.
Another helpful tips for becoming a morning person is to get ready the night before.
4. Exercise in the morning
Another thing that really helped my morning routines was to exercise first thing. This gets your heart pumping and you will feel more awake in no time.
If you decide to do this, make sure you plan accordingly for time.
5. Cold or luke warm showers
Nothing like a cold or luke warm shower to help wake you up and get you ready for the day.
6. Be consistent
Many of us like to have schedules for the work week, and sleep in on the weekend. The best thing you can do though is to be consistent and get up early on the weekends too!
7. Keep your curtains slightly open
We love blackout curtains, but if you are trying to become a morning person you will want to let natural light in.
This will help naturally wake you up, so the night before leave the curtains open slightly.
8. Listen to some high-energy music
Another great tip is to play some high energy music. This sets the tone for your day and is very important!
9. No snooze button
Snooze buttons will wreak havoc on your morning routine. Make it a point to get up when your alarm goes off.
If you have trouble with this, I strongly recommend you read the Five Second Rule by Mel Robbins.
10. Eat a high protein breakfast
Protein helps give you energy for the day, which is why you should have a high-protein meal first thing in the morning.
What to avoid
- caffeine in late afternoon and evening (this can make it hard for you to fall asleep early)
- having different routines for work week and weekend
- pressing the snooze button (it's better to have one alarm and use the 5 second rule to get up)