Have you always wanted to be a morning person, but every time you try to wake up early every day you always fall back to sleep?
It can be hard to wake up early every day and make it a routine.
The key to becoming a morning person is to make it a habit.
Below are 10 easy ways to become a morning person and actually stick with it.
1. Get up at the same time every morning
In order to make it a habit to be a morning person, you need to wake up every day at the same time.
This will include weekends and any other day that you would normally sleep in past your normal wake up time.
In order to form a habit, you need to do it consistently. Studies have shown that it takes around 21 days to form a habit.
If you pick and choose which days you will wake up early, then you will never really form an early morning habit.
Once you are consistently waking up every day at the same time, then once and a while it will be okay to sleep in.
2. Go to bed at the same time every night
Going to bed at the same time every day will make waking up at the same time every morning much easier.
By going to bed every night at the same time, you will be able to set up a routine.
You will also be ensuring that you are getting enough sleep. To really enjoy becoming a morning person and get the most out of your day, you will need to get enough sleep.
The optimal amount of sleep for each person is different so try different bedtimes until you get it right.
3. Have an easy morning routine
It will be so much easier to wake up and get out of bed if you know your morning will be easy.
If you stick to the same routine every morning, you won’t be rushing around trying to get everything done. You will actually be able to relax and enjoy being awake early.
Write out everything you need to get done every morning and make a plan. After a week or two of following your plan, it will be a habit to complete these tasks.
To make my life easier, I will take care of some tasks at night. I usually will shower and plan out my outfit the night before. This saves me time in the morning and makes it much easier.
4. No technology in the bedroom
If you have a TV in the bedroom or bring your phone into bed with you at night, start leaving them outside the bedroom.
It’s too easy to start watching TV and stay up past your bedtime. It’s even easier to get on your phone and still be scrolling through social media hours later.
Avoid the temptation and ban any technology from your bedroom.
If you use your phone as an alarm, get a real alarm from the store. There are plenty of inexpensive options that you can purchase.
You can even invest in an alarm that wakes you with gentle sounds or with light.
5. Turn off the phone an hour before bed
Technology has become too ingrained in our lives to the point that it is disrupting our sleep cycles.
Being on your phone right before bed makes it harder to fall asleep.
Instead, try reading a book or catching up with your loved ones.
6. Don’t use the snooze button
Whatever you do, stop pressing the snooze button.
Every time you press the snooze, you lightly fall back asleep. This will actually make you more tired. You are putting extra strain on yourself by going in and out of sleep every time the alarm goes off and you hit snooze.
That extra ten
If you can’t help but hit the snooze, move your alarm away from the bed. Forcing yourself to get up to turn off the alarm will make it easier to avoid the snooze button.
7. Drink water as soon as you wake up
Drink a whole glass of water as soon as you wake up. This will wake your body up and promote digestion.
You can add lemon to your water to increase the health benefits as well.
I keep a glass of water on my nightstand so that it is the first thing I do in the morning.
8. Eat breakfast
Eating breakfast is a great way to start out your day strong.
Having a meal in the morning will give you the energy to start your day and get things done.
If you often feel sluggish in the morning, try having a healthy breakfast.
In the morning, I usually eat something that is high in carbs like oats or granola. I save anything fatty or high in protein for my midday snack or lunch.
Choose whichever foods work the best for you in the morning and what gets you moving.
9. Workout in the morning
Working out is a great way to wake up your body and give you energy.
Plus, working out sends feel-good endorphins to your brain which will make being up early feel so much easier.
Planning your workouts for the morning also gives you a great reason to wake up. If you know you need to accomplish this, then it will be easier to get out of bed.
If working out is a chore, getting up early and knocking it out early will leave the rest of the day free.
10. Plan something for the morning
Plan something just for you each morning. Having a reward for waking up will give you the motivation to get up each day.
Maybe the mornings is the only time you get
It can be your time to meditate, do yoga, or read.
Even if it’s just taking ten minutes to sit and enjoy your coffee, having an enjoyable activity to do in the morning will give you the motivation to wake up early.
I hope this list helps you become a morning person.
Comment and let me know if you have any other easy tips on how to become a morning person.