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Make Yourself a Morning Person

By: Caroline Forrest
Feb 14, 2020 • 6 min read

5 Tips to Make Yourself a Morning Person

Do you struggle with getting out of bed in the morning? We do too. Waking up to seize the day can come with challenges. Making simple changes to your lifestyle can help you feel better and work better. To help you all cope with the inevitability that is tomorrow morning, here are 5 tips on how you can make yourself a morning person.

The thing about the morning is…it happens every single day. There’s no escaping it. It’s astronomy. Or physics. Or…both. As long as our solar system stays intact, you will have to deal with the morning coming. So let’s try to make the most of it!  Developing strategies to improve your lifestyle and cultivate productivity in the morning can seem like a daunting task. This blog will help.

1. Try Not to Eat Late at Night

It might seem like a strange tip – when you’re hungry, you’re hungry! However, when you eat late at night, your body continues to digest that food, and it has a harder time focusing on sleep. Also, if you wake up hungry, you’ll be looking forward to getting out of bed and getting a nice healthy breakfast. Try to meal prep the night before so that breakfast doesn’t have to be a chore. Prepare nutrient-rich food that will give your body the energy you need to start your day. When you begin to develop this habit, you’ll find that getting up in the morning becomes a little bit easier each day. Try to create a routine, like getting up, making your coffee, taking your meal-prep out of the fridge, and sitting down to enjoy it. Making the most of these small moments will help you look forward to mornings a bit more!

2. Read When You Wake Up

How are you supposed to find time to read in the morning when you can’t even get out of bed on time to get to work? It doesn’t have to be a novel, but reading in the morning will help bring you back to the land of the living, and out of your dreamworld. A chapter of a book, an article on your phone, an academic journal, the back of a cereal box, anything works! It’s essential to give your mind time to transition from waking up to going right to work. Reading can also be a calming and grounding practice. Reading in the morning will help you ease into your day and trick yourself into becoming a morning person.

3. Exercise in the A.M.

You don’t have to go for a five-mile run and lift weights to exercise. A cool study about walking and creativity was published at Stanford University a few years ago. To summarize it for you – the article is reasonably straightforward – walking actually improves your creativity. Walking gets the blood pumping and oxygen flowing to your muscles and brain before a long day of work. Also, especially in a city, walking to work forces you to be present. This brings you closer in touch with your surroundings and out of your own head. If walking isn’t your thing, don’t stress! Choose an activity that benefits you. Yoga, meditation, pilates, or even just stretching can get your morning off to a good start.

woman walking on pathway during daytime

4. Do Something That Makes You Feel Good.

Plan ahead and create an activity that you can look forward to in the morning. Whether it is making coffee, green tea, or taking your dog for a walk, having something to look forward to will help get you out of bed. Structure your mornings around what makes you feel good. This will lead to a more positive mindset when you leave the house to start your day. Having a plan in place can be just the motivation you need to emerge from under the covers.

5. Rearrange Your Bedroom

Make your bedroom a sacred space. Design and rearrange furniture so that you can have the best night’s sleep. Feeling well-rested and energized will make mornings feel a lot easier. Brainstorm ideas that will make you most comfortable! Some examples include investing in blackout shades or a weighted blanket. Check out this diffuser here that can disperse calming aromas into the air as you sleep. If you are feeling really eager for a change, try facing your bed to a window so that natural sunlight can be your alarm clock. You’ll be surprised how simple being a morning person can be!

Thanks for reading and good luck tomorrow morning, because, like it or not, it’s happening! If you have any morning productivity tips, let us know!


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