Ever wish you could become one of those rare morning people? The ones
that wake with a start, feeling refreshed and energized. The ones that
get in that morning workout or wrap up some work before many of us even
hit the snooze button for the first time. Here are five tips to help you
achieve that early bird status!
Create a morning schedule. Physically write down the things you’d
like to complete in the morning and set a time for each. Then stick with
it. Once you force yourself out of bed early one or two weeks
consistently, you’ll find it gets easier and easier to do.
Let the light in. Whether natural or artificial, light tells your
brain its time to get up and get going. If your room lacks large windows
where you can open the blinds up, consider investing in a timed lamp or
alarm clock with a light.
Prep and eat breakfast. Although there are many of us who chose the
skip breakfast, it is key to perking up your energy in the morning. Try
prepping protein-focused meals the night before or grab a yogurt or
fruit and try to consume it right after you wake.
Get your body moving. Whether it’s a short walk around your
neighborhood or a rigorous 5:30 am spin class, getting your blood
pumping will help wake up your body and has a ton of other benefits,
like stress and anxiety reduction.
Feed your mind. Stimulate your brain and do something you enjoy
first thing in the morning. Try reading a favorite book, catching up on
the news, doing daily meditation, or setting intentions.