THE JH SHOP

Jilly’s Favorite Things

Meet Team Jilly

Girls just want to have fun! Meet Jillian and the girls (plus one guy and one dog)  behind the brand and get to know the team behind JillianHarris.com

Meet Jilly + The team

Shop My Latest

COLLABORATIONS

Shop Now

SEarch

Artboard 2

shop the presets

#JILLYPRESETS

And edit your photos like Jill - in just one click!

get the insta-famous

Stay in the loop on all things Jilly! Be the first to receive exclusive content, hear about upcoming collaborations, sales and much more!

Get the Jilly Newsletter

New Post Updates

Collaborations

VIP-Exclusive Content

Visit the shop

navigate

all things LOVE, fashion, family, food, and home decor since 2009

Jillian Harris Steps to Becoming a Morning Person

6

Sep

2017

Jillian Harris

by

How to Become a Morning Person: 10 Easy Tricks

Wakey wakey … eggs and tofu bakey … LOL!! So, you want to know how to become a morning person hey?! The struggle with becoming an early riser is REAL!! Especially for those new mama’s out there who are barely getting any sleep as is! But there are a few tricks out there to beat the clock (no, this doesn’t mean with a sledgehammer!) so I thought I would share 10 of them with you today!!

Jillian Harris Steps to Becoming a Morning Person

1. Fake It Till You Make It

Yes … you have to lie to yourself. Why? Because you believe what you tell yourself!! The moment you tell yourself that you’re NOT a morning person, you’ll probably end up hitting the snooze button at least 10 times the next morning. BUT, if you tell yourself you love mornings and you can’t wait to get a head start on the day … the more you’ll start to convince yourself that that’s actually TRUE! Trickery at its finest.

Put it to action: The night before your early rise, tell yourself just how much you’re looking forward to getting up nice and early the next morning and just how much you will be able to accomplish getting a head start on the day!

Jillian Harris Steps to Becoming a Morning Person-5

2. Shut It Off

Yes, it’s HARD to do, trust me … I know!! Lol. Your phone, laptop, iPad and TV are all like a black hole … you say you’re going to just quickly scroll through Instagram for a few minutes … or check a few emails and then BOOM … it’s 1am!!

Put it to action: Give yourself a curfew, allow yourself to cruise Instagram or watch TV but cut yourself off and close everything down 30-60 mins before it’s time to hit the sack! Or, try reading a book instead!

Jillian Harris Steps to Becoming a Morning Person

3. Have a Baby

You’ll never sleep again. LOL!! Just kidding … sort of. But, if you are a new mama or mama to be, chances are you’re trying to sort out yours and your babes sleep schedule, if you’re struggling with that a little bit, check out my recent post on Leo’s Sleep Training, there might be some tid bits of info in there (or in the comments!) that might come in handy when you want to get some z’s and wake up feeling refreshed!

Put it to action: Check out Janey’s top 5 sleep tips and give them a try!

Jillian Harris Steps to Becoming a Morning Person

4. Get Excited!

Surely there HAS to be something you’re looking forward to, whether it’s an upcoming trip, a date night or a bottle of wine with your name ALL over it … there’s something out there that should give you that little extra boost while rolling out of bed in the morning!

Put it to action: Think about all of the exciting things you have coming up prior to closing your eyes for the night, even if it’s just that first sip of coffee in the morning!

Jillian Harris Steps to Becoming a Morning Person

5. Clean Your Room

Yup, that’s right! Clean your bedroom the night before because waking up to a clean bedroom is THE BEST and it helps kick your day off to a great start!

Put it to action: Tidy your room after dinner to make sure it’s nice and clean when you get sleepy. Also, try getting into the habit of making your bed every morning as soon as you get up. Remember, messy bed = messy head!

Jillian Harris How to Become a Morning Person

6. Let The Sun Shine In

Try sleeping with the blinds open because once the sun starts to poke through your windows, chances are you will wake with the sun naturally … buuuut you should probably set an alarm JUST in case! LOL!

Put it to action: Open those shades up wide before hitting the sack!

Jillian Harris How to Become a Morning Person

7. Schedule, Schedule, Schedule

Plan your morning and day the night before so you know EXACTLY what you are getting up to in the am! This includes scheduling time to SHOWER, DRINK water and EAT … yes, I do this!

Put it to action: I use my iCal to schedule everything, start small by scheduling out things you KNOW you have to do like shower, work, etc. Then move on to scheduling things like when to cook dinner and get groceries, etc!

Jillian Harris How to Become a Morning Person

8. Make a Healthy Smoothie

I make a green smoothie almost every morning! I pack it with coconut oil, spinach, coconut water, banana, chia seeds, hemp seeds and frozen mango or pineapple … it helps boost my mood and gets me through my busy mornings! Nobody likes a hangry mama.

Put it to action: Get everything portioned out the night before so you just have to toss it all in the blender in the morning!

Jillian Harris How to Become a Morning Person

9. Give Yourself a Little Spritz

I’m all about giving my face a much-needed pick me up mist, it leaves me feeling energized and refreshed!ROSE water face spritz in the

Put it to action: Rose water face spritz or the ‘good morning beautiful’ wipes are the BOMB!!

Jillian Harris How to Become a Morning Person

10. But First … Coffee

When all else fails, there’s always coffee.

Put it to action: If it’s only coffee that gets you through then make sure to get everything ready the night before so all you have to do it hit a button when you wake up!

Jillian Harris Steps to Becoming a Morning Person-2

photo credit

What are some tips and tricks you have up your sleeve for becoming a morning person?? Share them with us in the comments below!

xo

Jilly

tagged in: 

Add Comment

32

show / 

 hide comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Sara says:

    I’ve always been a morning person. That’s when I’m most productive and have the most energy. Sleeping in is actually difficult for me to do mentally because I feel like I’m wasting the day. It’s all in your mindset!

  2. Kate says:

    I work from a home office and there are some days (read most days lol) that I just can’t get out of bed early…like if I start work at 7:30…I get out of bed at 7:30 lol And I don’t snooze any alarms – the alarm goes off and I turn it off! I don’t know how to explain it…I just can’t get out of bed lol I’m going to try #1 tonight and tomorrow morning…fingers crossed!!

  3. Shelly says:

    My best tip, just do it!! I find it terrible and painful to get up any earlier than I have to. I also have found that if I just suck it up, don’t hit that snooze button and just get going it’s never that bad. The worst part is actually getting out of bed, after that it’s easy and you’ll be proud of yourself:)

  4. Dee says:

    I’ve never been a morning person, but the odd days I do get up early I am SO happy that I did because I feel like I accomplished so much more! The beginning months of motherhood have been HARD, but here’s to figuring out our schedules and nailing the leap weeks! Thanks for sharing Jilly, and thanks for sharing Leo’s sleep training! We’re just about ready to start ?

  5. Janice says:

    Great tips, definitely need to work on these! Absolutely love you nightgown, could you share where it’s from? Thank you!!

  6. Gogie. Laursen says:

    Totally enjoy reading your ideas!!❤️❤️☕️☕️☀️☀️

  7. Tessa says:

    I am excited to wake up in the morning just because I know my coffee will be ready and waiting for me downstairs! Good ole coffee timers! And I’ve actually gotten into the habit of making my bed every morning ( mostly because I bought a bunch of throw pillows and I don’t want those all over the floor lol Motivation!) But I’m also bad about not shutting off my devices and going to bed, it’s mostly the only quiet time I get with two kiddos!

  8. Haley says:

    I read somewhere it’s actually harder to get up once you’ve hit that snooze button and fallen back asleep a few times! Who knows if this is true but I find I wake up easier if I don’t hit snooze!

  9. Jennell says:

    Continuously a work in progress. No tips here but thanks for yours. Also, What is going on with your beams… I LOVE THEM… how is that joint working structurally ?. Is that reclaimed wood or concrete with wood forms?

  10. Tani says:

    I just read two books on this subject that I highly recommend! Hal Elrod, The Miracle Morning, and Mel Robbins, Five Second r
    Rule. Both awesome reads. Have I implemented either? No, but I love the ideas! ?

  11. Sara says:

    I loved reading this and I can’t wait to try these tips! I have all early 8am classes for school. I’ve never been a morning person but now I’m excited to try.

  12. Joy says:

    Thanks Jill for sharing. This is very encouraging! The sad thing is I’m writing this comment at 1:30am and Liv will be up in 4 hours ? I really need to work on it.
    Thank you!

  13. I need all the help I can get- Thanks for sharing!

  14. Madison Peterson says:

    It worked! I took your advice last night/this morning, and it worked! I got up 45 minutes earlier than normal AND it was easy! Thank you! 🙂 P.S. Wishing good thoughts for Nacho!

  15. Cindy says:

    Love these tips! I’ve been trying all summer to get up earlier to hit the gym and I’ve failed successfully lol! I need to make a better effort.

  16. A Life Shift says:

    My best strategy is to schedule an early appointment to hold myself accountable. I sign up for a 7am spin class 2-3 days per week. I get my gear ready the night before, and head out the door excited to sweat. Also, it feels so good to get a workout in before I get to the office. Only downside is I don’t get to see my 1 year old until I get home from work in the evening.

  17. Vanessa says:

    Yes! Thanks for the tips!

  18. Vanessa says:

    Ok! Going to try to fake it until I make it! Thanks for the tips!

  19. Laura says:

    TIP #11: Go travel to a timezone several hours ahead of yours. Use the Jet lag to start a new sleep schedule! I just got back to Toronto from my honeymoon in Croatia and I keep falling asleep at 9:30pm and waking up at 5AM! This is going to help when I go back to work tomorrow 😉

  20. Amanda says:

    I have set up a routine in my iCal, and I’m gonna fake it till I make ti! And hopefully follow the routine. Thank you for the tips Jillian!!

  21. I’ve never been a morning person and even after the birth of my child I couldn’t change that. I will try your tips since I work at a home office and I find it hard to get up really early and organise everything.

  22. Sandi says:

    Hey Jillian is that your beautiful white bedroom? If so where did you order your sheers from? We’ve recently renovated our bedroom and I’m looking for sheers just like that. By the way I’ve been making your smoothie this week & I love it! Thanks for the tips.

  23. To have a baby is a perfect tip! You will become a morning person, but also a night person and even a person who can’t find a difference between mornings and nights. Thanks for the creative advice and so inspiring post. Special thanks for amazing pictures.

binge ALL the latest JH posts

THE JH SHOP

Jilly's Favourite Things

see more in the shop

Artboard 2

Sort by:

life

Food

Fashion

HOME

Travel

Beauty

All

All-Time Favourites

Baby

Jillian Harris and Tori Wesszer Cookbook Tour

View the post

Hey everybody! I will keep this post short and sweet because all of the best parts are highlighted in the vlog below. I’ve been (not-so!) patiently waiting for over 6 months to show you the behind the scenes footage from our cookbook tour and I am SO excited to finally share it with you today!! […]

01

FEATURED POSTS

Coffee Whip Recipe

02

Team Jilly at Quails Gate

03

04

Jillian Harris Disneyland Recap

05

Tipsy Tequila Margarita Popsicles

View the post

In honour of Cinco de Mayo and my LOVE for tequila (LOL! 🤪), we thought it would be fun to whip up some Tequila Lime Margarita Popsicles to share with you. Since we have been social distancing and we haven’t been able to play around with these recipes together (usually we like to experiment with […]

01

FEATURED POSTS

Coffee Whip Recipe

02

Jillian Harris Cauliflower Gnocchi

03

Jillian Harris Harvest Kale Slaw

04

Jillian Harris Vegan Bacon Sourdough Sandwich

05

How to style a spring jacket 5 ways

View the post

Happy Wednesday everyone!! I hope your day is off to a wonderful start. I am so excited to welcome today’s blog contributor, Holly Horvath from Teach Me Style. Holly and I have become really great (Insta!) friends over the years. Yes, we have become friends over Instagram and have yet to meet in person! LOL! […]

01

FEATURED POSTS

Jillian Harris Favourite Loungewear

02

Team Jilly at Quails Gate

03

04

Jillian Harris Wedding Dress

05

Jillian Harris Cinco De Mayo Watermelon Pinata DIY

View the post

Last year I had the girls over for a massive Cinco De Mayo photoshoot at my home … we spent the day making delicious Mexican inspired cocktails and dishes and we also had Easton work on a couple of DIYs for our Cinco De Mayo party decor! Easton spearheaded these DIYs (you can find the […]

01

FEATURED POSTS

Wayfair Save Big Give Back Event

02

How to Celebrate a Birthday During Quarantine

03

DIY Floral Wooden Easter Eggs

04

05

Jillian Harris Hawaii Recap

View the post

Aloha!!! Whenever I travel, I tend to get a ton of questions coming in on my social platforms so I thought I would round up a few questions that were most frequently asked and answer them here! PLUS, I took so many videos while we were in Hawaii that I also decided to share a vlog […]

01

FEATURED POSTS

Jillian Harris Travel Tips

02

03

Jillian Harris Tips for Travelling with Toddlers

04

Jillian Harris One Piece Swimsuits

05

Jillian Harris and Family

View the post

Good morning everyone! I don’t know about you, but Leo and Annie have been attached to mine and Justin’s hip for the last month and a bit! Don’t get me wrong, I am LOVING this time that I am able to spend with them!! But I would be lying if I said I wasn’t worried […]

01

FEATURED POSTS

02

Leo & Annie's Book Club: Bedtime Favourites

03

Sibling Fighting: Just as painful as nails on a chalkboard!

04

05

Kaitlin Does My Makeup: Her Favourite Tips, Tricks, & How-To's

View the post

Kaitlin and I are SO EXCITED to finally share this tutorial with you today!! As many of you know, Kaitlin Hargreaves is my Makeup Artist on set of Love It Or List It and on our big shoot days! I’ve known Kaitlin for seven years now and she’s the only one that I trust to […]

01

FEATURED POSTS

Jillian Harris Natural Deodorant

02

Jillian Harris Every Day Cruelty Free Makeup Tutorial

03

Jillian Harris Eyebrow Update

04

Jillian Harris Young Living DIY Body Scrub

05

Tips on How to Manage Your Money

View the post

Good morning everyone! It’s Jennifer here from Team Jilly. I am so excited to share with you today some of my tips and tricks for helping you manage your money! 1. Create a budget It can be overwhelming losing a job or owning a business that slows down. To help understand where you stand financially, […]

01

FEATURED POSTS

Jillian Harris Wedding Dress

02

Jillian Harris Headquarters Update

03

04

Leo & Annie's Book Club: Bedtime Favourites

05

GET THE
JILLY NEWSLETTER

Stay in the loop on all things Jilly! Be the first to receive exclusive content, hear about upcoming collaborations, sales and much more!

New Post Updates

Collaborations

VIP-Exclusive Content