Learning how to be a morning person is never easy and you won’t become one overnight, but there are a few tricks and tips on how to become a morning person you may want to try. Numerous studies show that people who get up early in the morning every day are more successful and more productive. Frankly speaking, I’m not a morning person by nature, however, I must become one by necessity. Read on to learn some tips on how to become a morning person.
1. Light room
Since a dark morning makes it much more difficult to get up early in the morning, you should make sure your room is light. Consider placing your bed in front of a large window, or try sleeping with your curtains open. It’s not easy to become a morning person, but if you keep your room dark, it makes the process even more difficult.
2. Go to bed early
If you’re going to bed late and getting up early, it’s no wonder you are feeling tired and sleepy in the morning. When you wake up tired, your day is not as productive as you want it to be. So try to go to bed earlier and you’ll see how you feel full of energy the next day. If you have difficulty sleeping, reading a book in bed can help you to fall asleep faster.
3. Work out
I know, I know, exercise is the last thing you want to do in the morning, but it can actually make you feel more alert and energized. Once you realize how great you feel after 15 minutes of yoga or a morning jog, you will start your morning with exercise every day. Exercise can also boost your mood and help keep your weight under control.
4. Don’t skip breakfast
The most important meal of the day, breakfast, is something you should never skip. Never swap your breakfast for a black coffee and a chocolate bar. Your breakfast must be healthy and it must consist of whole grains, protein, and colorful fruit and vegetables. You can try a bowl of hot porridge or Greek yogurt with your favorite berries and fruits. You might not see this as the way to become a morning person, since it doesn’t involve coffee, but a healthy breakfast is a must when it comes to a healthy lifestyle.
5. Wash your hair in the evening
If you always don’t have time for exercise in the morning, here is one tip on how to find this time. Wash your hair in the evening and straighten it, if you have curly hair. This way, you will have more time for your breakfast and exercise in the morning. Also, never sleep with your makeup on, and do your nails in the evening. Not only do you become a morning person, you can save you a lot of stress as well.
6. Treat yourself
If you got up before your alarm or you didn’t snooze today, reward yourself. Read a newspaper, or watch a little TV while you’re getting ready or while you’re having your breakfast. You will see how it’s great to be a morning person.
7. Dim the lights
When the evening draws in, turn the lights down and turn the radio and TV down several notches. This will help you to go to bed earlier and fall asleep faster. And if you go to bed earlier, you will wake up earlier in the morning feeling fully energized and completely alert.
As you see, morning is actually not your enemy and it’s possible to become a morning person. Even on Mondays you can get up early and feel full of energy. If you are a morning person, could you give us any tips on how to get up early every day?