There is no amount of coffee that can make me a morning person! I'm one of those people that has 5 alarms set for every work day. My first alarm is a reminder to turn on the heater, The second alarm is a reminder to get up to make breakfast and lunch. The third alarm is in case I ignored the second. The fourth is if I was smart enough to meal prep letting me know I need to leave home in an hour and the last one simply says to leave home. I hate snooze so I almost never snooze. My morning routine works for me but it still doesn't make me excited to get up at 4:30 every morning.
These tips may not necessarily make you a morning person but it just may make your mornings a little smoother and quit hitting the snooze button for good.
Set a bedtime…
If you’ve ever had one of those weeks where your bedtime is completely erratic each night (8 pm one night, midnight the next), you know how hard it can be to wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed each morning. And there’s a reason behind that: In fact, did you know that having a consistent bedtime every night of the week can lead to better quality of sleep and therefore higher rates of productivity the next day? So it turns out our parents were right all along for forcing us to go stick to one bedtime. If you want to become a morning person, my first piece of advice is to set a bedtime and stick with it. Some nights will be later than others of course, but aiming to be in bed at the same time each weeknight is a good starting place.
Plan out your breakfast the night before…
We’ve all had those mornings where we’re applying mascara as we’re running out the door, shoes in hand and coffee nearly spilling all over the place… Only to arrive at your office desk to realise that you didn’t have a bite of breakfast to help fuel your big day. Since getting out the door on time to go to work can be a mad dash, our editors recommend planning ahead much as possible. I usually don't eat breakfast until 9 am because it keeps me feeling fuller longer. Pinterest can be great inspiration for planning your meals. Once you have an idea of what you would like to eat for breakfast, you can buy this items during your next grocery trip so you'll always have the ingredients on hand.
Make your bed
I know what you're thinking. I don't literally mean make your bed because I can honestly say this is one chore I never do. Make your bed is symbolic. We watched this video during our training week at work and it truly is inspirational. Whatever your task is, whether it's working out, running your side business or literally making your bed, completing a task before you've even left the house for work or school will increase your sense of accomplishment and make you more productive throughout the day. You have to watch this video!
Do you have any tips for becoming a morning person?
And, what tips do you have for setting a morning routine and sticking with it?
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