I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been a fan of early mornings. Especially mornings where I am forced out of bed by an annoying alarm tone, knowing I have to be at work and behind my desk within the next hour (ugh, please). There is hope for us all though, as I’ve done some research on what makes a master morning person and it turns out anybody can become a morning person in no time if you’re willing to make a few changes to your routine. Hallelujah.
Become a Morning Person In Just 5 Days
This is probably the most difficult to implement, even more so if you’re one of those people who like to set several staggered alarms before your ‘real’ alarm goes off. Start by setting just one alarm and make sure you don’t snooze it (not even once). The little naps you get in between alarms isn’t quality sleep and it will only leave you more tired during the day.
Since I stopped drinking caffeine I no longer glug down a big cup of tea (or two) upon waking, instead I opt for plain water. I never used to enjoy drinking water but these days I can’t get enough of it. Rehydrating yourself after sleep is so important. Think about it, your body has just gone 7-8 hours without a single drop of the stuff. If you can’t stand the thought of drinking cold water when you wake up then consider having a mug of hot water with lemon.
Wake up earlier
I know what you’re thinking – why would I want to get up any earlier, are you crazy?!
You want to become a morning person right? The truth is, nothing makes for a more stressful morning than running around like a headless chicken because you’re about to be late for work. I should know. Allowing yourself a little extra time makes for a more peaceful, mindful morning. It means you can take your time sipping on that water or munching on that toast and you won’t be late.
Put on some tunes
Forget switching the telly on, bang on some music instead. Choose something that gives you energy and motivates you for the day ahead. It could be something up-beat or something chilled, it’s totally up to you. I love listening to loud music in my car on the way to work, it wakes me up in no time and puts me in a great mood.
Visualise the day ahead
Think about the day ahead and take note about how you feel about it. Is there something you’re particularly looking forward to? Maybe there’s something you’re worried about? Regardless how how you feel you should try to think positively. Motivate yourself to have an awesome day by giving yourself a little pep talk every morning. Tell yourself you’re going to own today, cos you totally are.