Ah the morning person. I have been striving for this goal for many years now. As much as I’d love to be the person who jumps out of bed at 6am, fits in an early workout/yoga/meditation, it just does not come naturally to me. However, I have found a few little tricks, that are getting me well on the way to my dream of being an early riser.
We’re starting the night before. Take half an hour, before you go to bed, to plan the shiz out of your morning. Everything from what clothes you’re going to wear, to what you’re going to pack in your bag/where the heck your keys are; planning this all the night before will do wonders for your stress levels come morning.
Get A Solid 8 Hours
Probably my most obvious discovery but it’s the truth. If I get myself a solid 8 hour sleep every night, suddenly waking up at the glorious hour of 5:45 seems so much easier. With the added bonus that I have so much more energy the next day. If you’re a night owl, this may be tricky, but try doing it in stages. Even half an hour earlier to bed will make a difference.
Overnight Oats Are Your Friend
This probably could have fallen under the plan ahead section but I believe in it so strongly that I decided it needed its own. Overnight Oats. Amazing. Pre made breakfast that’s easy to make, quick to eat, and absolutely delicious. Whip it up the night before, pop it in the fridge, come morning all you need to do is mix it all together and chow down. There are so many great recipes out there, and I’ll be sharing one of my own in my next blog post- so keep your eyes peeled.
You Snooze You Lose
Everyone knows the feeling of getting lost in a snooze fest. You set your alarm for 6am... ‘I’ll just snooze for five minutes’... 35 minutes later you’re running around your bedroom trying to locate your other sock and with only 5 minutes until you need to catch leave the house. I’ve been there. All the experts say it- Snooze is the enemy. Don’t do it kids.
Have a Morning Routine
This was something I put off doing for a very long time. But now I do it I’ve realised how necessary it is to starting my day off on the right foot. Planning the order in which you do things every morning- and sticking to it, is life changing. Knowing which things take no time at all, or are things that your prefer to get over and done with, frees up so much time for the things that you actually do enjoy about your morning . Prioritise those, and have a much happier start to your day.
So there you go, five ways I have become more of a morning person and how you can too. Are you a morning person? If so...how?!
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