How To Be A Morning Person?

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Are you someone who struggles to get out of bed in the morning? Do you need caffeine practically intravenously to make it through the day? If this sounds like you, don't worry – you're not alone! Plenty of people have a hard time getting going in the morning. If you’re one of those, read on for some quick and easy tips to help you become a morning person – no matter how much resistance you may initially feel!

1. Go to bed at the same time every night

This is the most crucial tip on the list! To become a morning person, you need to train your body to get used to both — falling asleep and waking up at the same time every day. That means going to bed at a fixed bedtime every night, even on weekends. While this might be tough initially, it has great rewards in the long term. 

2. Get enough sleep

To wake up feeling rested and refreshed and not like you must drag yourself out of bed, you must ensure you sleep enough each night. Most adults need 7-8 hours of sleep per night. So, if you need to hit that mark, start by getting a little more sleep each night until you're getting the recommended amount. You can use our Starry Nights Sleep Mist to fall asleep nicer and quicker

3. Wake up gradually

Don't just snooze and roll over when your alarm goes off in the morning. Instead, try slowly sitting up and taking a few deep breaths before getting out of bed for the day. This will help you wake up gradually and avoid that groggy feeling that comes from being jolted awake by an alarm clock and rushing to begin your day!

4. Eat breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for a reason. Eating a healthy breakfast helps jumpstart your metabolism and gives you energy for the day ahead. So don't skip breakfast! While you can decide how heavy or light to keep it, your body needs some fuel to kick start. Even if it's just a quick bowl of cereal or oatmeal, ensure you eat something before starting your day

5. Get some exercise

Exercise is a great way to make your mornings feel fresher and chirpy. Going for a quick run or walk around the block will help increase your heart rate and give you a boost of energy to take on the rest of your day. The long-term benefits of an improved health and fitness level is an unintended advantage

6. Avoid caffeine

Caffeine may give you a temporary energy boost, but it will not do anything to help you become a morning person in the long run. Conversely, consuming caffeine later in the day can make it harder to fall asleep at night, making it harder for you to wake up in the morning. If you're serious about becoming a morning person, cut back on the caffeine and stick to water or herbal tea instead — significantly closer to bedtime

7. Let the sunlight in

Sunlight is nature's best clock. When your body is exposed to sunlight in the morning, it triggers hormones that help wake you up and feel more alert. So, open those blinds as soon as you get out of bed or even better — sleep with them open so the sun can wake you to consciousness: slowly and gradually! Try to get some natural sunlight first thing in the morning by walking or spending some time outside before starting your day indoors! Vitamin D is excellent for you and your body; you must prioritise it to get enough.

Don't worry. It's not rocket science!

Being a morning person has many proven scientific benefits — from improved productivity to decreased stress levels — so there's no reason not to try it! With these quick and easy tips, you'll be well on becoming a morning person yourself in no time!

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