You might think I'm crazy when I tell you I wake up at 5:30 AM every morning. Not because I need to be to work super early but because I actually enjoy waking up early. I spend that extra time watching the news, working on my blog, cleaning the house and savoring my cup of coffee. So what's my secret to being a morning person? Read more to find out.
1. Enjoy your breakfast
This sounds simple to enjoy your breakfast in the morning, but they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day for a reason. Whether it's a simple bowl of cereal (my personal favorite) or a steak, egg and cheese bagel it's important to spend that time sitting down drinking some coffee and enjoying your favorite breakfast. A granola bar as you run out the door is not an option.
2. Stop looking at your phone before bed
I'm guilty of checking my phone once and while, but again this is a little thing that can make a big difference. If you're checking your email or reading my blog before bed you're setting yourself up to lay awake thinking about your to-do list tomorrow. Try to turn off your phone or simply don't check your phone at least an hour before bed and you'll wake up feeling more refreshed.
3. Don't hit that snooze button
This might also sound crazy but I never hit the snooze button in the morning. Rise and shine! Honestly this isn't easy but if you consistently hit snooze you're not doing yourself any favors. Try making coffee before you go to bed and setting the time to brew and you'll get out of bed on the first alarm.
4. Do something you love in the morning
I love working on my blog when I wake up because I find I'm more creative with my writing. Do you love yoga, the gym, reading, writing in your journal or watching a favorite TV show you're behind on? Spend those extra minutes in the morning doing something you actually love to motivate yourself to wake up.
5. Start slow
The truth is becoming a morning person won't happen overnight. This is a habit that takes time to develop so start slow. Set your alarm 5-10 minutes earlier each week to start waking up at an earlier time. Being a morning person definitely has its perks.