Not all of us are naturally a morning person. Some of us are wide awake at night but really struggle to get the brain in gear when the alarm goes off. Unfortunately most people’s body clocks are over-ruled by 9-to-5 jobs and school runs. Here are some tips to becoming a better morning person…
Wake Up Early
It’s far easier to be fired up, ready to start the day, if you haven’t just crawled out of bed. Some of those bouncy morning people at work probably got up way before and have had time to ease into the day.
Plan The Night Before
The trick to being cool, calm and collected in the morning is to get everything ready the night before. Sort out your work clothes, the must have items for your day and even make your packed lunch. Have time to yourself in the morning rather than rushing around trying to get organised.
It may be the last thing you feel like doing when you crawl out of bed, but even 10-15 minutes of exercise will set you up for the rest of the day. It doesn’t have to be strenuous. Try yoga – it’s an excellent way to loosen up your spine.
Do Something You Enjoy
Get up earlier enough to do something you enjoy before the day’s tasks take over. It will put you in a good frame of mind and mentally prepared to cope with the day ahead.
Have A Routine
Knowing what you need to do and when is key to being a better morning person. Avoid being late and in a rush by having a set morning routine.
Get To Bed Earlier
It doesn’t work rising early and staying up late. Try and adjust your body clock by going to bed earlier and aiming to get 7-8 hours of sleep.
I’m not advocating the crazy, early morning routines of some successful people. My view is, if it’s not light, it’s not time to get up, (unless it’s mid winter and you really have no choice). Rising early enough to avoid a morning rush does make a big difference… I’d love to know your thoughts.