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 slowly become a morning person. These techniques might help you, too! Read on to learn my methods.
4 Easy Ways to Become a Morning Person
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1) Plan things out the night before.
First, you can start by planning things the night before. 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.
2) Keep a consistent sleep schedule.
Next, it’s very important to keep a consistent sleep schedule. According to the National Sleep Foundation, healthy young adults and adults should aim to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep. 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 into doing my makeup.
3) Minimize your morning routine.
Then, minimizing your daily routine will also help you become 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.
4) Have something to look forward to every morning.
Finally, the most important key to being 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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