4 Ways to Pretend to be a Morning Person

Hi everyone, Daylight Saving Time starts today! If you haven’t done so, don’t forget to move your clocks forward an hour. Whenever the time changes, I always struggle to wake up in the morning because my body isn’t used to it. I’ll hit the snooze button three or four times before finally getting out of bed, which often leads to me scrambling around the house. I consider myself to be a night owl but I have found ways to at least pretend to be a morning person. These techniques might help you, too!

4 Ways to Pretend to be a Morning Person

4 Ways to Pretend to be a Morning Person

Plan Things out the Night Before

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I started planning things out the night before and it allows me to sleep in a few extra minutes. It also minimizes the stress of forgetting things in the morning. Before bed, I go through my planner and check if there are any important events or deadlines to be met. I also try to jot down a few tasks to be completed the next day. Then I pack my lunch so I don’t have to worry about what to eat or spending money to eat out. While brushing my teeth, I pick out my outfit so it’s ready for me when I wake up. And I don’t allow myself to change my mind about my outfit in the morning. Believe it or not, but rummaging through my wardrobe takes away precious time I could be using to get ready.

Keep a Consistent Sleep Schedule

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To pretend to be a morning person, it’s very important to keep a consistent sleep schedule. I try my hardest to be in bed by 11pm and wake up at 6am every day. I still use my iPhone to set a bedtime reminder and to track my sleep but I ditched the alarm clock feature. For some reason, my iPhone alarm would go off but the sound wouldn’t. And I’d sleep right through it, causing me to barely wake up in time to leave for work. So I went to Target and bought myself an alarm clock. Ever since then, I’ve been waking up earlier and snoozing less. This also gives me extra time in the morning to meditate or put a little effort in doing my makeup.

Minimize Your Morning Routine

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Minimizing your daily routine will also help you pretend to be a morning person. As aforementioned, you can minimize your morning routine by doing things the night before — packing your lunch, planning your outfit, etc. You can also save time by minimizing your makeup routine. When I get ready in the morning, I keep my makeup to the bare minimum — a little BB cream, brow gel, and mascara. To minimize my makeup routine even more, I’ve thought about getting eyelash extensions and my eyebrows tinted. But I have yet to do so.

Have Something to Look Forward to Each Morning

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The most important key to pretending to be a morning person is putting yourself in the mindset. Start each morning with some gratitude and positivity — it will set the mood for the rest of the day. You can also pretend to be a morning person by having something to look forward to each day. It can be something as small and simple as meeting your friend for lunch. For me, I look forward to brewing coffee with my Keurig every morning. That’s enough to get me out of bed with anticipation and to start the morning with a positive attitude.

What is your morning routine?

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Valerie Nguyen

Valerie. 27. California girl with insatiable wanderlust. BS in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health. Bookkeeper by day, fangirl by night. Shameless foodie and retail therapist.

19 thoughts on “4 Ways to Pretend to be a Morning Person

  1. These are great tips! I’m usually ok in the mornings. I kind of took my cue looking at how happy dogs are in the mornings – it’s like they’re so happy to be alive and to see what the day brings. That gives me the drive to just get up and get the day started!

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  2. I absolutely loved this post ! I love reading new ways on how to be a morning person . I had uploaded a blog too on my channel on tips for becoming a morning person as well if you want to check it out 🙂 much love

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  3. I’m both a morning person and a night owl. Lol. My level of laziness varies each day but I still am productive whether it’s homework or chores lol. Anyway, I should probably get a good sleeping schedule because right now I do not have one and I think it would help me out a lot.
    I like that you have something to look forward to everyday. I feel like I don’t have that. Lol. I’ll have to come up with something to make my days more enjoyable lol.
    Anyway, great tips doll!

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    1. I’m such a night owl! But I’m trying to change it. Having a set sleeping schedule has definitely helped. You can also start your morning off by listing 3 things you’re grateful for instead of having something to look forward to. But I’m glad you enjoyed this. 🙂

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  4. I actually AM a morning person! But we have struggles too! I struggle to stay up past 7 haha. I look forward to sitting at the window with tea, watching the 🐦 and the sunrise 💓

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    1. 7 is so early!! I don’t get off work until 5 so I still have a lot to do until late at night. And isn’t that the best?! It’s hard for me to wake up early but watching the sunrise makes it worth it.

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    1. Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog and I’m glad you enjoyed this post. I’m not a morning person either and it took me MONTHS to get it down. I have to force myself to set a normal sleeping schedule. Like I’m always checking the time and making sure I’m in bed by a certain time. It definitely takes trial and error but I hope these tips were helpful! x

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  5. I love the bedtime reminder on the iPhone!
    I’m not a morning person either (I have to get up at 5:30am, i’m not sure anyone is a morning person at that time) but I definitely need to make an effort to plan things a little more the evening before! Anything for a few extra minutes in bed right!! x

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    1. It’s a great feature on the iPhone, isn’t it?! I WISH I could wake up at 5:30am every morning and be productive. But I do like my few extra minutes in bed and try to plan out as much as I can the night before.

      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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  6. Wow! I actually needed to read this post. I’m struggling so hard to be a morning person and feel like I am being productive at this point in my life. I loved your post, thanks for writing it.

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