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How to Become a Morning Person

Emily Doenges

READ TIME:1 min.

Would you rather burn the midnight oil than rise and shine before the sun? Regardless of your natural tendencies, it is possible to become a morning person!

A few small shifts in your mindset and your routine can help you on your way to enjoying everything the morning has to offer. Here are some tips to get you started.

Establish a routine.

Humans are creatures of habit and changing your current routine won’t happen overnight. Consistency is key! Be patient and find small ways to “trick” yourself into enjoying the morning as you get started. Try scheduling a workout for the morning and set out your workout gear the night before. When your alarm goes off, you’ll just need to get dressed and get going!

Get plenty of sleep.

A full night’s rest (that’s at least 7 hours of sleep!) is not only key to your overall wellness, but it will make rising and shining much easier. Shift your bedtime to accommodate waking up earlier, and you’ll be ready to take on the morning. 

Set your intentions.

The best part about waking up early? It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy the quiet and think about your personal goals. Try a meditation practice first thing or journaling to write down your intentions, so you can take on the day. 

Start small.

It was philosopher Lao Tzu who said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” 

If your goal feels too big or daunting, break it down into smaller steps to stay motivated. Start by waking up early two days a week, then gradually work your way up to five days. 

Be patient.

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was your morning routine! Be open to finding ways to motivate yourself and establish a lasting way to enjoy the morning. Consistency takes time, so give yourself grace as you take steps toward becoming a morning person.

Celebrate your wins.

Once you’ve successfully conquered the morning, take some time to celebrate! Buy that new piece of workout gear you had your eye on or head to our Facebook community to share your accomplishments and encourage others on their journey. 

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