How to Be a Morning Person

Do you refuse to drag yourself out of bed in the morning until you’ve pressed snooze at least five times? Yeah, you’re not alone.

According to The Body Clock Guide to Better Health, only 1 in 10 people are a true morning person.

If you want to make the transition from a night owl to a morning person, here are some helpful tips to incorporate into your daily routine.

1. Don’t hit snooze!

The snooze button is extremely tempting and something we are all guilty of pressing repeatedly leaving us with no time to get ready. To break this habit, try placing your alarm clock as far away from you as possible. This will force you to get out of bed, just to turn it off!

2. Get up at the same time everyday

Set your alarm for the same time every morning, including weekends. This will allow your body clock to have a regular routine, gradually making it easier for you to get out of bed and meaning you get to make the most of your weekend.

3. Always eat a healthy breakfast

Your breakfast should be filled with protein, complex carbohydrates and fibre. Eating a good breakfast will help to kick start your metabolism and fuel your body for the day ahead.

4. Exercise

Exercise will help wake you up and boost your energy levels. Research has shown that exercising first thing in the morning is more effective at charging up your metabolism than exercising at any other time of the day.

Ensure you lay your workout clothes out the night before, so you’re ready to jump into action!

5. Go to bed earlier

When you don’t get enough sleep, your motivation and production levels will be nowhere near where they could be. Getting the recommended 7-9 hours will make getting up earlier easier.

6. Set intentions before bed

It’s important to have a tangible reason for waking up early. Consciously decide the next day’s intentions every night, to actively create a positive expectation for the morning.

Research suggests that on average it takes 66 days to form a new habit. Start with small achievable steps and train your body into enjoying every morning!

Sources:

Life Hacker

Realsimple

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