Key’s To Becoming A Morning Person

I’ve read tons of articles about ‘how to become a morning person‘ and sometimes wonder where people come up with these ideas. Why would you set an alarm 4 rooms away or try all these crazy alartms… some of the suggestions seem really silly! I wanted to share some advice for how to become a morning person because I am 100% a morning person!

How to easily become a morning person

Go to bed earlier! I typically go to bed between 9 and 10 – At the very latest I will go to bed at 10:30 and that feels like midnight to me!  My parents always gave me a pretty early bedtime and it something that has stuck with me.

Get up early every morning – No matter how late I stay up, if it’s a weekday or a weekend I always get up by 6:30. You can ask my fiance but I’m always up early! My internal clock wont let me sleep in.

No naps – I know that some people love taking an afternoon nap on the weekends (especially after a late night out) but I always push myself to stay awake.

Bedtime tea – I’ll admit that there are some nights that I don’t feel tried at 9 and its hard to image that I need to go to bed. On those nights I’ll make myself a cup of bedtime tea, read a book and snuggle into bed.

No phone, computer and TV after 9 – This one is hard for me and something I’m constantly work on but I try to turn off my phone, computer and TV at 9. They say that staring at the screen keeps you up. We don’t have a TV in our bedroom so that distraction isn’t there for us.

Reading – I love reading, I’m currently reading the first Game of Thones book. (I’m a huge Game of Thrones nerd!) I always keep a book on my bedside table and read a chapter or two every evening. It really helps me unwind and allows my mind to start drifting away from the day.

Melatonin – Just like the bedtime tea, there are some times that I really cant fall asleep. If I’ve tried bedtime tea, reading and I’m still wide awake I will take a small dosage of melatonin. It’s a natural supplement that will help you fall asleep.

Stay consistent – This is probably the most important! Just like anything else in life, once something becomes a habit it sticks! If you start going to bed and waking up earlier you’ll want to continue that trend.

Enjoy your mornings – Like I said, I get early all the time. During the work week I’ll either head to an early yoga class or jump in the shower so I get to the office early. On the weekends I normally get going on errands and I’m that person walking into to Target at 8:00 when they first open the doors.  If you haven’t been there before at 8 am, it’s amazing! The stores are empty and you can get in and out quick; same thing with brunch! You can be the first person in without a long wait!

I hope these tips are helpful! If you have any other secrets to becoming a morning person please let me know!

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Cheers Robyn
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  • Sarah, I LOVE these tips! Especially since you live it daily. I always try to be a morning person (I often Google “how to be a morning person”). I think the hardest thing for me is getting to bed before 10 PM and NO electronics. I’m a night owl (always have been) so I like staying up late. Luckily I’ve made a huge improvement this year. I get up consistently at 7:15/7:30 AM but for the life of me can’t get up before 7 AM (a huge goal for me is to consistently get up at 6:30 AM). Any tips for getting up when you don’t want to would be great too. Hahaha!

    • I’m so happy this was helpful! I’m completely a morning person so I don’t know why you wouldn’t want to get up early! ha… keep trying and once you finally do it and see how great it feels, hopefully you’ll want to keep getting up early! I swear if you stay consistent, that helps sooo much! Good luck Nicole! 🙂