3 Easy Steps to Help You Become More of a Morning Person
Even if you work in the morning, it doesn't mean you're a morning person. If you find yourself having to drag yourself out of bed every morning - this may be able to help you.
Mornings are rough - there's no doubt about that, but if you can learn to start your day off good, you can make your whole life better. An article on Entrepreneur.com gave five ways to becoming a morning person - These were the top three ideas that are the easiest, and will make the biggest difference in your morning. It doesn't take extra time, they're not hard, but they'll make such a difference!
To Have A Good Morning, You Need to Have a Good Night
This one most people already know, but it's true. You need to make sure you're getting enough sleep - and your sleep isn't being disrupted in any way.
-Don't drink caffeinated beverages before bed (you shouldn't even have soda with dinner, if you don't want it affecting your sleep)
- Don't fall asleep with the TV on.
- STAY OFF YOUR PHONE!!! Seriously... you've heard it a hundred times - but that's because you really need to do it. That light from your phone really messes with you, and stop you from getting a good night's sleep.
When Your Alarm Goes Off, You Need to Get Up
Don't hit the snooze button - don't even hit it once! Getting that extra five minutes of sleep may seem like it'll help you out, but it really doesn't. In fact, it makes everything worse! You'll end up disrupting your natural sleep cycle, and it will cause you to feel more tired.
If you already hit the snooze button constantly, this is a hard habit to break. The best thing to do is, as soon as that alarm goes off - get up. Go to the bathroom (even if you don't have to yet), or get up and grab a glass of water. Turn on the lights - Get your body and brain up.
Make Small Changes
You can't expect yourself to become a morning person in one day, or even a week for that matter. Making changes like this take some time to get use to. If you want to start having breakfast before leaving for work, you need to train your body to get up earlier. Instead of just setting your alarm for an hour earlier one day, make small changes leading up to that. Set your alarm for five or ten minutes earlier, and let your body get use to that before you go any further.
The small changes will make a big difference, once you give them time. Give it a try - stick with it for a month, and just see the changes in your overall day. Getting up and feeling good in the morning will improve your entire day, you just have to give it a chance.
For more tips and ideas on being a morning person, check out Entrepreneur.com's full article: '5 Almost Effortless Ways to Become a Morning Person.'