5 Tricks to Becoming a Morning Person
I love my mornings. They’re relaxing, rejuvenating, and they add more productivity to my day. Though, mornings can be rough, especially when you’re not a “morning person.” I never was one. But, now that I’m a teacher, I’m usually up before the crack of dawn in order to get to work before 7:00 in the morning. At first, it was rough. However, now that I have a few years under my belt, I’ve figured out just what it takes to get me up at at ’em before the sun rises. Here are some of my secrets!
Start the Night Before
No one ever had a good morning after having a restless night! That’s why a productive morning starts with your night routine. This helps your body relax and prepare for the next day. I like to go to bed with enough time to read a few chapters in a book and enjoy a cup of tea. Meditation can also help relax the mind and promote a good night’s rest. For more tips for a better night’s sleep, check out this post!
Give Yourself Time
I always set my alarm early enough to allow myself 30-60 minutes of “me time” in the morning. During this time, I eat my breakfast and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. I also journal, read a chapter, or watch the news. Having time for myself in the morning lets me take my time waking up, instead of racing the clock. Ultimately, this leads to a more enjoyable and productive morning.
Don’t Hit Snooze
We’re all guilty of hitting snooze a few too many times in the morning. Sometimes, you just need to do it. However, on those mornings when you wake up wide awake at your first alarm, just get up! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve woken up feeling great, only to hit snooze and wake up 15 minutes later groggy and annoyed. Getting up right away will help you feel more prepared to take on the day, and it will keep you in a better mood.
Avoid Social Media
It can be so easy to wake up and spend 15 minutes scrolling through social media. I urge you to resist! This is such a mindless activity, and it wastes so much valuable time in your day. Instead, take some time to focus on yourself. It’s important to embrace presence and live your own life instead of obsessing over someone else’s.
Have Something to Look Forward To
Something that always helps me get up the next day is having something to look forward to. For me, it’s often a cup of coffee or a chai latte. It could also be the cute new top you get to wear or the person you get to have lunch with. Whatever it may be, be grateful for it and use it to motivate your mood and energy that morning.
What are your tricks to being a morning person? Is there anything you look forward to doing every morning?