I’m not a morning person. At all. In fact, I’m more of a “wake up at 9:30 and stay in bed until 12″ person. However, on days when I wake up earlier, I notice that my day is better. I get more done and I feel better later on. So, I’m on a journey to become a morning person. I challenge you to become a morning person, too!
The point isn’t to get up earlier. The point is to actually become a person who enjoys the mornings. Someone who is productive and awake in the mornings in order to make the most of their day!
According to Pinterest, there are a million things you have to do to become a morning person. So, I compiled a bunch of different tips from a bunch of different bloggers that I admire, and I recommend that you check out their full posts! This way, we’ll be getting the best of the best in my hunt to become a morning person.
Tip #1 from Caylee Grey – Go cold turkey.
Although some bloggers recommend that you slowly wake up earlier over the course of a week, Caylee’s idea to do it all at once strikes a cord with me. I’m looking for results now! I’m all in! So, the plan is to wake up at 6:30am. That makes me terrified just typing that, but I’m committed!
Tip #2 from The Inspiration Lady – Keep water by your bed.
Normally, I have a full water bottle on my nightstand to guzzle as I play on my phone or watch Netflix until the wee hours of the morning. The Inspiration Lady has a different idea though; keep a full glass ready to drink in the morning! She says this will energize you and help wake you up… two things I know I will desperately need when I start waking up at 6:30.
Tip #3 from Jessica at Pretty Providence – Prepare in advance.
Jessica gets it when she says, “My body moves a step slower when I first get going.” I totally relate! That’s why she recommends getting your stuff together the night before! For me, that includes a few things…
- Pack my backpack. Put my laptop, folders, and all other school supplies in my backpack so they’re ready to go.
- Make my breakfast. Normally, I eat something simple like a banana and some crackers. Setting it out will make it that much quicker to grab and go.
- Pick out my outfit. This honestly takes me sooo much time in the morning, so if I already know what I like and what I’m going to wear, I can definitely speed up the process and make it easier on myself.
Tip #4 from Hannah at The Daily Delicacy – Move your workouts to the morning.
Hannah claims by the end of the semester, she started looking forward to her mornings. I truly find it hard to believe that will happen to me, but I do know I love getting exercise out of the way! Plus, after I work out I feel energized. What a great way to start the day!
You don’t necessarily have to do a hard workout, but taking a walk, stretching, or doing something to get you active would make the morning just a little more tolerable.
Tip #5 from Charlene at My Frugal Adventures – Make the commitment to yourself.
This is such an important piece of advice! Charlene recommends coming up with your own reasons to really make the commitment. You make yours, and I’ll share mine.
- I need time for self care. I always feel more motivated for this in the morning, whether that’s working out, journaling, or praying, I know I’ll do it more if I’m up earlier and I’ll feel better about myself.
- My day’s will be better. When I wake up earlier, I’m more alert and prepared for the day. I don’t have to feel guilty about wasting daylight, and I don’t have to feel rushed getting ready. Getting up early will make my days better.
What are your reasons? I’m ready to make the commitment, and I hope you’re making the commitment along with me.
So, now that we have everyone’s tips…
To really be a successful morning person, I’ll need a routine that will turn my fun experiment into a lasting habit. Everyone’s routine needs to be different based on what they need to get done, but my routine is fairly basic.
Because the student rec center is a walk from my dorm, I overestimated the time it would take for each event to leave time for walking. Leaving wiggle room is important so that I’m not stressed; it’s just an outline of the things I’ll get done.
I also made a checklist! You can follow along too and build your own schedule with my free “Morning-Person-in-Training” graphic. If you enjoy the graphic, feel free to share some love on social media, leave a comment, or subscribe.
So, there ya go! Now we’re ready to join in on the adventure of becoming morning people. I’ll keep you guys updated, and you can comment below or reach out to me on social media if you’re interested in joining in!
Are you a morning person? Or, do you want to become one?