I always say I am the epitome of a morning person. Once I am up I am up. I never hit snooze and I actually feel my most productive in the mornings. But I was not always this way. It took me a bit of training myself. I want to share how to become a morning person and get the most out of each morning!
How To Become A Morning Person
Prepare at night: I talk about this a lot but I think making a lunch if you need one (or your little), laying out everyone’s clothes, etc really helps. It also helps to go to sleep with a tidy space. I cant relax until everything is in it’s spot. But I think this is also helpful when you get up in the morning and things are neat!
Don’t snooze: This is the biggest thing! DO NOT HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON! Andrew actually keeps our alarm clock in the bathroom so we have to get up to turn it off. When I lived alone I kept it on the other side of the room. This way you have to get up. You are less likely to snooze.
Wash your face first thing: Washing your face and applying skin care especially a vitamin c serum really wakes you up! Washing my face and brushing my teeth are the first things I do! I feel like it just starts my morning off right.
Eat a healthy breakfast: I pretty much eat the same thing every morning. I have oatmeal with half a banana and a latte. I also drink 20-30 oz of water right away. I feel like this really gets my metabolism going and keeps me from feeling icky (pregnancy issues). Eating a healthy breakfast really helps and gives you something to look forward to. I actually really look forward to this every day.
Enjoy time for you: For me waking up early means I get a little me time before Liam is up. I can read for a bit, watch a DVR’d show, check email, or get some blog work done. Having that time to eat breakfast alone and get something done for me just sets my mood right.
Workout: I am a morning workout person. It’s just what works best for me. I know not everyone is this way and honestly I used to think the idea of working out in the morning was insane. When I was in college/grad school I took evening barre classes and now I can’t imagine doing that! I also remember that one summer when I was a nanny I got up at worked out at 5 so I could do 90 minutes at the gym before heading to work! The thought was crazy to me but now I love having my workout done early. I usually head to the gym after I take Liam to school or on days he’s home I work out here before he’s up!
Make a list: I actually do this at night before I go to bed but sometimes I add to it in the morning. Having a daily to do list is SO IMPORTANT! I feel so much less stressed knowing I have it all written down.
To me these steps make it so easy to become a morning person and doing them really helps me stay a morning person. Sure sometimes (all the time) I am tired and wish I could sleep in but I know I am most productive in the mornings.
Are you a morning or night person?