Are you an evening person, but would you also like to experience the benefits of a productive morning? Some say you should get a dog in order to achieve this, but you can do much simpler things. These tips, for example!
- Morning ritual
It’s motivating to create a morning ritual that you look forward to. If working out isn’t your thing, a morning workout won’t motivate you to get up earlier in the morning. Maybe you like to drink a cup of coffee in the morning while reading the newspaper or a book. Find something that inspires or motivates you to get out of bed earlier. Choose an activity that provides relaxation.
2. Make a list
There are probably a lot of things you don’t feel like doing in the morning but have to be done anyway. Make a list of these things and see if you can complete one of these activities the night before. If this doesn’t work, you might be able to prepare a few things. Think, for example, of making lunch or cleaning your kitchen/living room/bedroom. This way you have to spend less time in the morning on activities that don’t make you happy.
3. Sleeping schedule
If you want to become more of a morning person, then it makes sense that you’ll also have to go to bed a little earlier. You don’t have to go to bed rigorously two hours earlier, but you can start with five minutes. If successful, you can compliment yourself and try going to bed ten minutes earlier a few days later. This way you can adjust your sleep rhythm little by little.
4. Let in the light
As soon as you wake up, try opening your bedroom curtains to let the sunlight in. This won’t make you feel better mentally, but you’ll notice that you have more energy to start the day. You can also use a light alarm clock in the winter, because the sun may not have risen yet.
If you’re not a morning person by nature, it’ll be difficult to get up earlier in the first few weeks. Try to accept this and remind yourself that it takes a few weeks for your body to get used to this new rhythm. Give your body time and get up around the same time on weekends.
6. Dare to say no
A regular sleep schedule is good for your health. This is why it’s important to dare to say no when someone expects something from you in the evening. If your boss regularly asks you to do extra work in the evening, it’s wise to guard your personal boundaries. Of course, this also applies to personal appointments. Make sure you have time for yourself in the last hours before you go to sleep so that you can fully relax.
Love, Skye Lewis ❤
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