How To Become A Morning Person: Must-See Tips & Advice

How To Become A Morning Person

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The idea of being a morning person seems so appealing. Being able to wake up calm, refreshed and ready to tackle the day. But how can we attain that when many of us have hectic morning routines that are considered a success only if we’re able to make it to work on time and with no coffee stains on our shirts.

Waking up early has many advantages. Not only does it allow more time for both productivity and leisure, but it makes our days less stressful. That isn’t information I’m sure you don’t already know. So then why is it that no matter how early we set the alarm, we always end up hitting snooze (one too many times)?

Believe it or not, mornings can be the best part of your day. There may even be some mornings you wake up before your alarm goes off. All of the perks of being a morning person can be possible if you incorporate these simple steps into your daily routine.


Get A Good Amount Of Sleep

Some of us have a habit of always going to be too late and then waking up too early. Others, don’t feel they’ve slept enough unless they’ve slept for 10+ hours. Both of these sleeping patterns are not healthy. A healthy amount of sleep is anywhere between 7-9 hours. What we get from a good night’s rest cannot be supplemented elsewhere. It is crucial for our bodies to function properly and happily. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body is not going to be good at changing other habits, and your motivation and production levels are nowhere near where they could be.


No Screens Before Bed

I’m guilty just like the rest of you of scrolling through my Insta feed right before I go to sleep, but I’m sure we all know that screens should not be the last thing we look at before trying to fall asleep. Most of us spend our entire days looking at screens and this can be confusing for our brains. Bedtime should remind our brains of work-time. Make your room a haven for relaxation and sleep. Although some may consider watching The Bachelorette in bed the definition of relaxing when it comes to going to sleep it is hard for your brain to transition. You can be just as comfortable watching TV from your couch and saving the bedroom for sleep.


Start Making Routines

Everyone should start brainstorming bedtime and morning-time routines they want to incorporate into their daily routines. Before going to bed you should be doing the same steps every night. Some of these steps can include, brushing your teeth, sipping on some sleepy time tea (ones with chamomile and/or lavender work best) 30-45 minutes before trying to fall asleep, and finally laying in bed with a book. Whatever you choose, make sure it is something that will be a calming experience and one you can repeat every night. Over time, your body will get used to this ritual and know when it is time to shut down and go to sleep.


Having A Healthy Breakfast

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The saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” didn’t just come from thin air. It improves concentration and performance, which can help you overcome any challenge that will get thrown your way. It gives you more strength and endurance to engage in physical activities. All of these benefits from eating breakfast can also help put you in a happier mindset. Breakfast should be eaten within the first two hours of waking up.

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Expose Yourself To Natural Light

If you have a window in your room the best decision you could make to becoming a morning person is going to slip with the blinds open. The rays of the sun will be the first thing you wake up to and it will have you ready to face the day. In places where it is often gray and dreary, you’re more likely to constantly press snooze and never want to leave your bed. This can affect your overall mood in the morning. If there are no windows in your room, or no sources of exposure to natural light try investing in a sun lamp. It helps your biological clock and has even been linked to reducing symptoms of depression by regulating your body’s chemicals.


Exercise Once You Wake Up

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Okay, I know you’re probably thinking, “Are you insane? I can barely wake up in time to hit Starbucks, let alone the gym.” But doing something as light as yoga or a quick jog releases bad toxins in your body, ones that negatively affect our sleep. Not only does a quick workout every morning make you more inclined to eat healthier throughout the day, it also increases metabolism and energy, which increases productivity.

Once you are able to start waking up earlier, the way you spend your time is yours. You’ll finally have that extra time to get ready to face the day and not be in a hassle to get out the door for work. We all have enough things fueling our stress and anxiety, but your mornings shouldn’t be one of them.


How To Become A Morning Person

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The idea of being a morning person seems so appealing. Being able to wake up calm, refreshed and ready to tackle the day. But how can we attain that when many of us have hectic morning routines that are considered a success only if we’re able to make it to work on time and with no coffee stains on our shirts.

Waking up early has many advantages. Not only does it allow more time for both productivity and leisure, but it makes our days less stressful. That isn’t information I’m sure you don’t already know. So then why is it that no matter how early we set the alarm, we always end up hitting snooze (one too many times)?

Believe it or not, mornings can be the best part of your day. There may even be some mornings you wake up before your alarm goes off. All of the perks of being a morning person can be possible if you incorporate these simple steps into your daily routine.


Get A Good Amount Of Sleep

Some of us have a habit of always going to be too late and then waking up too early. Others, don’t feel they’ve slept enough unless they’ve slept for 10+ hours. Both of these sleeping patterns are not healthy. A healthy amount of sleep is anywhere between 7-9 hours. What we get from a good night’s rest cannot be supplemented elsewhere. It is crucial for our bodies to function properly and happily. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body is not going to be good at changing other habits, and your motivation and production levels are nowhere near where they could be.


No Screens Before Bed

I’m guilty just like the rest of you of scrolling through my Insta feed right before I go to sleep. but I’m sure we all know that screens should not be the last thing we look at before trying to fall asleep. Most of us spend our entire days looking at screens and this can be confusing for our brains. Bedtime should remind our brains of work-time. Make your room a haven for relaxation and sleep. Although some may consider watching The Bachelorette in bed the definition of relaxing when it comes to going to sleep it is hard for your brain to transition. You can be just as comfortable watching TV from your couch and saving the bedroom for sleep.


Start Making Routines

Everyone should start brainstorming bedtime and morning-time routines they want to incorporate into their daily routines. Before going to bed you should be doing the same steps every night. Some of these steps can include, brushing your teeth, sipping on some sleepy time tea (ones with chamomile and/or lavender work best) 30-45 minutes before trying to fall asleep, and finally laying in bed with a book. Whatever you choose, make sure it is something that will be a calming experience and one you can repeat every night. Over time, your body will get used to this ritual and know when it is time to shut down and go to sleep.


Having A Healthy Breakfast

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The saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” didn’t just come from thin air. It improves concentration and performance, which can help you overcome any challenge that will get thrown your way. It gives you more strength and endurance to engage in physical activities. All of these benefits from eating breakfast can also help put you in a happier mindset. Breakfast should be eaten within the first two hours of waking up.

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Expose Yourself To Natural Light

If you have a window in your room the best decision you could make to becoming a morning person is going to slip with the blinds open. The rays of the sun will be the first thing you wake up to and it will have you ready to face the day. In places where it is often gray and dreary, you’re more likely to constantly press snooze and never want to leave your bed. This can affect your overall mood in the morning. If there are no windows in your room, or no sources of exposure to natural light try investing in a sun lamp. It helps your biological clock and has even been linked to reducing symptoms of depression by regulating your body’s chemicals.


Exercise Once You Wake Up

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Okay, I know you’re probably thinking, “Are you insane? I can barely wake up in time to hit Starbucks, let alone the gym.” But doing something as light as yoga or a quick jog releases bad toxins in your body, ones that negatively affect our sleep. Not only does a quick workout every morning make you more inclined to eat healthier throughout the day, it also increases metabolism and energy, which increases productivity.

Once you are able to start waking up earlier, the way you spend your time is yours. You’ll finally have that extra time to get ready to face the day and not be in a hassle to get out the door for work. We all have enough things fueling our stress and anxiety, but your mornings shouldn’t be one of them.


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