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