Start the new year off earlier than usual by becoming a morning person.
Looking for an attainable new year’s resolution that will have a positive impact on your life? Try becoming a morning person. Not only are morning people reported to be happier, but they might even sleep better as well. So adjust your alarm clock, check out these steps, and reintroduce yourself to the morning sun.
Turn into a morning person with these simple steps.
Become a morning person by going to bed earlier.
This might seem obvious, but it’s an important first step in becoming a morning person. Start by gradually going to be earlier and earlier. Aim for 15-20 minutes earlier the first few days and then another 15-20 minutes the week after. Remember that most adults need about seven to nine hours of sleep a night, so plan accordingly.
Adjust your nightly routine to become a morning person.
As you start to go to bed earlier, it’s important to remember to adjust your nighttime routine alone with it. Start brushing your teeth, putting on your pajamas, and setting into bed earlier than usual. You should also start taking other steps to make sure you get to sleep easier. Put down your phone and pick up a book to read. Try and stay away from electronics an hour before you go to bed. The sooner you get to bed the quicker you’ll become a morning person.
Eat protein for breakfast.
Make room for a hearty breakfast, after all, it is the most important meal of the day. After sleeping at night, your metabolism and blood sugar are very low. The protein will help you refuel and get rid of your body’s sluggish feeling. Protein also boosts your alertness and gives you the focus and energy to take on your day.
Give yourself something to look forward to when you wake up. Make yourself a nice cup of coffee or a delicious breakfast (see above). You can also have a morning meditation or yoga session to start your day with more Zen. Maybe there is a game or puzzle you could work on when you get up. Whatever it may be, reward yourself when you wake up earlier. As a result, you’ll look forward to being a morning person.
Get some exercise.
Get your blood flowing and your adrenaline going with a great morning workout. Exercising in the morning will increase your alertness and your focus, while giving you mor energy overall. Furthermore, you’ll be in a better mood with all the endorphins released. Not to mention, you’ll improve your quality of sleep at night. It might be helpful to prepared your workout gear and your breakfast the night before. This will give you one less thing to worry about that morning. You may also want to find a morning workout buddy so you can help keep each other accountable.
Let there be light!
Expose yourself to bright light first thing in the morning when you wake up. This will help you feel more alert and will actually help you wake up earlier. Natural light is best, open up your blinds when you wake up and let the sun work its magic.
Stay away from naps.
Normally we recommend all things a cozy bed can offer, but if you want to become a morning person, avoid napping for at least for the first few days of adjusting your schedule. Waking up earlier than usual might be tough in the beginning and you’ll probably be pretty sleepy come afternoon. If you nap though, you’ll throw off your schedule and may not be tired when it’s time to go to bed.
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