how to become a morning person
In an ideal world, all of us would be morning people. As soon as the first light of day pooled through our window, we would wake up feeling perky, refreshed, and ready to tackle the day. But this isn’t a perfect world, and many women end up hitting the snooze button over and over again, applying mascara in their car while driving to work, and rushing to gulp down their morning coffee.
If you want to finally become a morning person, you should start your day with intention, mindfulness, and a hearty, healthy breakfast. Here are nine steps you can take to finally make your mornings a time to truly look forward to.
1. Aim To Wake Up More Naturally
One of the easiest things you can do to become a morning person is to swap out your old alarm clock for one that mimics the natural light of the sun. An alarm clock with a serene light that gradually gets brighter will help you to wake up more calm, not flailing around trying desperately to hit the snooze button. We recommend this Smart Light Sunrise Alarm Clock. It’s perfect for heavy sleepers.
2. Enjoy a Protein-Packed Breakfast
Start your day off on the right foot by enjoying a protein-packed breakfast. Studies have shown that eating a high-protein breakfast can support weight loss, boost muscle mass, and help fuel you for the entire day. And with this panini press sandwich maker, you can effortlessly make a delicious, hot sandwich in less than five minutes! Try a sandwich loaded with egg whites, veggies, turkey sausage, and whole grains to instantly lift your energy.
3. Always Have Something To Look Forward To In The Morning
It’s certainly easier to do things we actually want to do, right? Make your morning an enjoyable time by treating yourself to a delicious cup of your favorite coffee or tea. Instead of quickly guzzling your coffee down like the caffeine fiend you are, savor each sip. Try using this quick 2-way brewer coffee maker to tempt yourself out of bed.
4. Get Moving With A Work Out
Okay, we hear you. You’re probably thinking we’re insane and that you can barely make it to Starbucks in the morning, let alone the gym. But hear us out. Whether you do it on your bedroom floor or at the gym, a quick workout will get your body moving. Additionally, it will make you way more inclined to eat healthier during the day, and give you an increased metabolism, which boosts productivity. It’s a win-win situation to break some sweat in the morning.
5. List Your Intentions
A day filled with purpose is a day that you can look forward to. You should always make a game plan for the day ahead, either the night before or first thing in the morning. This can include your to-do’s for work, any appointments you have, and errands. Always list your top three priorities at the top of your list so that you can clearly see what must get done that day.
6. Get On A Schedule
Waking up early will gradually get easier if you make it a daily routine. Your body naturally loves to anticipate what is going to happen, and establishing a schedule will help you settle into a routine. However, you may drift back into your old snooze-button-hitting ways on the weekends or vacations. Even if you’d love to sleep until 11 am on Sunday, stick to your weekly schedule and get out of bed early.
7. Be Mindful
Completing a quick five- or 10-minute meditation session in the morning will help to set a calm tone for the rest of your day. If you can’t stand sitting in silence with your thoughts, try a guided meditation app such as Calm, which includes tranquil natural noises, like ocean waves and bird songs.
8. Make Your Room A Haven For Sleep
One of the simplest ways to become a morning person is to get a great night’s sleep. Create an oasis for sleep in your bedroom. This means not having a television in there, sleeping on silky-smooth sheets (check out our article on the benefits of using silk pillowcases), and eliminating unnecessary noises and distractions. Put your phone on the other side of the bedroom. Scrolling for hours on end can keep your brain occupied and keep you up.
9. Catch Some Natural Zzz’s
If you find yourself tossing and turning all night long, consider some natural sleep aid products. For a full list of our top picks, check out our article here.
From eating a healthy breakfast that’s high in protein to treating yourself to a delicious cup of joe, these nine tricks will help you become a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed morning gal in no time at all. Are you a morning person? Share what motivates you to get out of bed in the comments below!
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