And then you look at those people and think, “What the hell is wrong with you? I need a moment to wake up.” Unfortunately, I am a morning person. I’m that person. Although, my pet peeve is when people look at you and say, “You’re not a morning person are you?” And then I’m like I am a morning person, even though my face takes a lot longer to wake up. Yeesh.
But I love sleeping in too. But I love getting up early and getting the day started that much sooner! So these are my tips for getting closer to being that morning person!
1. Set your alarm(s)
This is kind of silly, but I set my alarm for 4:30 am, but really don’t get up until 5:10 am. It is almost like a mind game when you’re like ugh, time to get up, oh wait, I can hit snooze 53 more times! Then by the time it’s actually time to get up it doesn’t feel so bad!
2. Hit the lights
Turn on the lights! There is no sense in trying to fumble around in the dark because you know your eyes won’t be ready for the light. I turn on all the lights like I would at any other point in the day. It helps me to wake up and get in the morning routine.
3. Breakfast time
Eat breakfast! By now, you know (or should know) that it’s the most important meal of the day. And if you can, prep your breakfast the night before. We’ve been making protein shakes for breakfast, so the night before I get out all the ingredients (that don’t need to be refrigerated, obvi) and put them next to the blender; including our to-go cups. Then in the morning I just toss it all in, add whatever else I need and then blend away!
4. Do a chore
This one has probably got you scratching your head. But for me, in the morning, I need to do something “productive” before I leave for the entire day. And this usually varies from morning to morning. Sometimes it’s the most obvious morning chore: Make your bed (but sometimes I just don’t feel like it). Or it’s pick up the floor of my room, clean up the living room, do a few dishes, just tidy something up. It helps me get prepped for the day, and also, makes it that much better to come home to something already tidied up.
5. Outfit picked out
This one is just such a time saver! If you pick out your outfit the night before, then that’s one less thing you have to spend time worrying about in the morning on top of everything else you’re trying to accomplish. Fold it up nice and set it aside, or hang it all up somewhere in your room. Then when you roll out of bed you can think, “Oh yeah, that’s taken care of, what else can I spend time on this morning!?”
And that, my friends, is how you work your way into becoming a morning person! Mornings don’t have to be scary or dreadful! Think of them as just a whole extra hour of productivity in your day!
How do you battle the mornings?? I’d love to hear your tips about getting that booty moving first thing!