I used to love sleeping in. Well, let me take that back. I still do love a nice morning with no commitments and waking up at my own leisure. But it seems to me that sleeping in is sleeping until 9am and that’s pushing it. So, with having to wake up early for work every day, the struggle is there. Sometimes more mornings than others, but I’ve trained myself how to appreciate waking up early and getting the day started to get things done. Here are a few of my tips on how to appreciate your mornings and become more of a morning person.
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1. Wake up on time: Waking up at the same time everyday is crucial for getting your body used to a schedule. It may be incredibly hard at first, but just push through and get out of bed. After a few weeks, your body will become accustom to naturally waking up that time making it a little easier to push the blankets back and start your day.
2. Find a routine: Setting a set schedule for yourself in the morning is important for you to start your day off on the right foot. Whether that’s setting a routine to wake up and workout, hop in the shower, walk your dog, or brew a pot of coffee, it’s important to set a steady routine. Personally, I get in the shower immediately after waking up. It helps me wake up a little bit and then I go and feed my animals and walk the dog. This routine will make you feel at ease in the morning and feel like everything is getting done in enough time.
3. Eat breakfast: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You’re probably thinking “I know, I know, I know…” But really. Eating breakfast does wonders for you for the rest of the day. It gives you fuel to get you through the morning, will kickstart your metabolism, and can increase mood and serotonin secreation (Happy Hormones! Whoo!). Make sure you are eating a well-balanced breakfast and not something deep-friend or baked in oil. That can actually decrease serotonin secretion and give you ill feeling a lot quicker than it would if you ate a good breakfast.
4. Give yourself positive affirmation: This may sound cheesy but take a good look in the mirror and compliment yourself either verbally or mentally. Think about how you can achieve great things for the day and remind yourself how great you have it. This can help balance your mood as well and give you a sense of confidence you may not have had to begin your day. This can make you feel more powerful in your job and conquer a lot more than if you go into the day with a negative mind-set.
5. DANCE PARTY: I am that girl dancing to Meghan Trainor and Taylor Swift while singing to her steering wheel as if I were in the final round of American Idol. A good playlist on my commute to work can spike my mood instantly. I have so much fun jamming out to the latest hits and having a bit of fun before walking in with my professional face on. It’s my favorite thing to do before work and get my day started.
Going through my morning routine, drinking coffee, eating a good breakfast, and having a good dance party, how can I not be a morning person? As long as you wake up in enough time to get yourself ready for work and give yourself enough time do all of your other morning activities, you should be a morning person in no time.
Are you a morning person? What kind of things do you do in the morning to get your day started?