If you’re not a morning person, it’s hard to imagine jumping out of bed, raring to go as soon as the alarm goes off. But some people manage to do it. And some people absolutely swear by it!
But is it worth changing your ways? And where do you start?
Ok, ok. We’re kind of convinced.
So, how do we do it?
Here are our top 5 tips to get started as a morning person.
Many of us hate the mornings because our alarm goes off, ripping into our sleep and we then need to get up in a race, rushing to get ready for whatever lies ahead that day.
We say, change this routine up. Set your alarm earlier than you really need to get wake up – just 10 minutes or so will do. And make sure your alarm is a noise with positive associations, not just the standard iPhone alarm. Try something soothing or even your favourite song.
Then spend the first 10 minutes awake committed to a quick morning meditation. You can find plenty of examples of these on YouTube to go along with. You’ll soon find your mornings are more peaceful than they used to be. You might even look forward to them!
This one is simple. If you’re one for hitting the snooze button – we’ve all been guilty of this! – then move your alarm to the other side of the room. That means that when it goes off, you physically have to get up and out of bed to turn it off. Once you’re up, you may as well stay up and hop straight in the shower or to grab your morning tea. You’re much less likely to do this than to actively climb back under the covers. Hopefully.
This one isn’t for everyone but it works for many. When we wake up, if it’s light, we feel more ready to get up. If it’s dark, we feel more inclined to stay in bed. So, either sleep with your curtains open to let in the morning sunshine or use a light timer to pair with your alarm so that when it’s time to get up, your lights switch on to let you know.
Sounds obvious but it’s harder to get up in the morning if you’ve had a late night or broken sleep the night before. Right?
So, start as you mean to go on a make sure you’re in bed for a decent time. Maximise your sleep by trying to turn off from TV and phones before bedtime and increase your chances of a good night’s sleep by having a soothing cup of Good Night tea about an hour before you want to go to sleep.
You should wake up feeling bright and refreshed.
Instead of relying on that strong cup of tea or coffee to wake you up in the morning, try a healthy tea option instead. That way, the first thing you’re putting into your body in the morning is GOOD for you – it just sets the day off right!
Now is a good a time as any to change your lifestyle habits and start your mornings off that little bit better. Try one or more of our top tips to becoming a morning person and let us know what worked best for you!
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