3 ways to become a morning person
I would never have thought I’d be writing a blog post on mornings. I’ve never been a morning person and never intended to be one either. So what changed? Well, growing up and getting a real job for one, but what really changed for me was realizing how much more I could get done in my day if I started to set my alarm back earlier. I hated every second of it at first, but now it has become a habit in my every day life.
In the midst of busy schedules and never ending to-do lists, you’d be surprised how much more you could get done by pushing your alarm back and having a morning routine.
Waking up earlier will not only increase your productivity, but it will also give you more energy throughout your day.
If you want to accomplish your goals and maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle, it takes hard work. We all have dreams and passions but often times because goals and practices aren't put into place, those dreams never come to fruition.
Whatever your desires are, I want to encourage you today to make time for them. If that means waking up an hour earlier every day to put in the work, do it. Or if you decide mornings aren’t when you do your best work, stay up later until you’ve put in the work. Do whatever works for you!
Here are 3 steps to becoming a morning person.
1. Set out everything the night before
Early mornings start the night before. A nightly routine is equally as important as your morning one. Some practical things that may be a part of your routine could be clearing off your desk, completing any unfinished tasks, picking out your clothes, and planning out your breakfast. You’ll be surprised how much better your mornings will go once you’ve prepared the night before.
2. Create a schedule for your morning routine
Without a plan, you won't have the motivation to get up. Think of a few things you'd like to accomplish in your morning routine based on your current goals and then review it each morning. Before long your morning routine will become a habit that comes naturally.
3. Go to bed early
Coming from the girl who is a total night owl at heart, this is my least favorite point. If you're going to wake up early, that means you have to push back the time you'd normally go to sleep. Getting enough sleep is so important for a healthy and productive lifestyle. I try to go to sleep no later than 10:00 pm every night which makes me feel like a total grandma, but I wake up feeling refreshed and energized almost every morning. In order to wake up with energy to last you throughout the day, getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep is key!
There are so many other things I could add, but these are a few key things that I’ve found to be really helpful in my life.
What are some of your morning rituals? Share with me in the comments below!