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How to Become a Morning Person

by Michael Webster

If you tend to snooze your alarm clock, beg for five more minutes of sleep, or don’t want to talk to anyone until you've had your first cup of coffee, well, you might not be a morning person. And that's okay!

However, if your daily routine requires you to be the most alert between 9 AM and 5 PM, being a morning person can play an integral part in your ability to concentrate, have faster reaction times, be more agreeable, and have an overall improved conscience. If the snooze button and coffee pot just won't cut it, find out how to become a morning person and make the most out of every day!

Young man in the morning waking up and stretching.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

This one is a bit more obvious, but when it comes to waking up early, you have to start the night before by getting plenty of shut-eye. And it’s not just the amount of time you spend in bed, but the quality of the sleep you're getting.

How the next day begins depends on how you prepare your body and mind the night before, and this is why reviewing and rebuilding your nightly routine is important. Consistency matters because going to bed at the same time and waking up at the same time is key to shifting your sleep pattern.

Resist the Scroll

While we’re on the subject of sleep, one crucial habit that you should pick up (especially if you’re waking up early in the morning), is avoiding technology and other electronic devices before you hit the sheets. While you still want to stick to your bedtime and get to sleep at a decent hour, sometimes you drift down the rabbit hole of social media and scroll aimlessly for much longer than you thought.

As a general rule of thumb, don’t use any devices and try not to look at any screens for at least 30 minutes before bedtime to ensure a restful sleep.

A young woman sending a text message while in bed.

Don’t Pull the Shades

This trick can help rewire your internal clock and doesn’t require an alarm or a snooze button. If you leave your shades open, the natural light will enter your room as the sun comes up which serves as a more soothing way to wake up.

The vampire in you might remember getting angry every morning that you forgot to close the shades the night before, but the determined morning person you're becoming may find it much more peaceful to start the day than your traditional alarm clock.

Give Yourself Something to be Excited About

Whether it's a warm beverage, a great breakfast, or a playlist you can't help but dance to, a little morning incentive can really help get you going. Some people look forward to that hot shower first thing in the morning, or the smell of freshly roasted coffee beans, so whatever helps put a spring in your step to start the day can certainly have a greatly positive effect on your mindset.

A young woman is drinking a cup of a hot drink in her bed and looking out of the widow in the morning.

Whether you're a natural early bird or a night owl looking to change your ways, implementing everyday strategies to ease into your day can lead to big changes in productivity. Just remember, becoming a morning person starts the night before with solid, sound sleep.

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