How To Become A Morning Person
One of the questions people keep asking themselves is “How can i become a morning person?” So we put down a few tips on how to become a morning person.
Becoming a morning person itsn’t as easy as it may seem. Most of us have witnessed the site of our alarm clock when all we want to see is the inside of our eyelids. Remember when you were young and would come down the stairs for school in the morning?
Studies show kids actually have more tendency and willingness to wake up every morning as compared to adults. Waking up in the morning can be somewhat of a task to most teens and adults. Suffering from depression or anxiety can also prevent you from becoming a morning person.
That same zombie-like state is bound to return again from time to time when you can’t take a sick day, skip class, or blow off a three hour shift on a minimum wage job.
Our society is tailored to those who wake up and go to bed with the sun; so what if that’s not you? Here are some tips to help you become a morning person so you can function along with the other early birds.
- Let there be light. Light is a powerful trigger for regulating sleep. Timed exposure to bright light can work to shift your body clock to start earlier in the mornings. The best solution for light exposure is to use a light box. Today, they can easily fit in your hand and be carried from room to room. If you want to become a morning person, make the transition to waking up a little easier by using one of these light boxes or by opening the curtains right when you wake up. After a few mornings you will notice that it gets easier to get out of bed.
- Do not underestimate the power of a morning workout. Working out in the morning doesn’t have to mean getting in two hours with a personal trainer at 5 a.m. Just get moving to help wake your body up by taking the dog for a walk or walking on a treadmill for 30 minutes. Early morning exercise can boost your energy for the rest of the day and make it easier to fall asleep at night.
- Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Not an entire pot of coffee or a doughnut, but making a nutritious breakfast with protein and fiber a habit will help you become a morning person. You can have ready-made egg dishes, quiche’s or homemade muffins ready to go so you have something to look forward to while getting out of bed. Many people delay breakfast and end up being more tired throughout the morning. Make a healthy breakfast within an hour of waking up part of your morning routine and you will soon become a morning person.
- Get into a regular sleep routine. How you feel in the morning is a spillover from what happens at night. Many people are unaware that they are getting poor quality sleep that effects the way the feel once they wake up. The best way to get the right amount and quality sleep is to use the same routine each day. Going to bed at random times each night wreaks havoc on your circadian rhythm. Making a habit out of getting into bed and setting the alarm for the same time each night will get your body into a regular sleep routine that will allow you to wake up refreshed each morning.
Waking up in the morning is a beautiful feeling you can’t afford to miss. Becoming a morning person goes a long way through out your day and can even determine how productive you may be.