How I Plan on Becoming a Morning Person (*Yawn*)

How I Plan on Becoming a Morning Person: 4 Tips

As a life-long night owl, there's nothing I love more than easing into my day— in other words, pushing snooze on my alarm 12 times, then grumbling all the way to the Keurig until the caffeine kicks in. I just don't understand how people can leap out of bed each morning— and on top of that, actually be productive right off the bat— but if I'm being completely honest here, I wish I were one of them. Now don't get me wrong, I'm usually at my computer and working by 8am most days, but I want to be one of those 5am go-getters who have the whole day ahead of them... a true morning person. Now there's a group of people that have their shit together.

When I do manage to rise and shine come 5am, it's usually due to Boyfriend's schedule, and although not a daily occurrence, I'm always amazed by how much I can pack into my workday as a result (on top of reading, enjoying coffee and catching up on my favourite blogs/Youtube channels— quelle surprise). The only problem is that said early-morning wakeups are sporadic at best. So how can I sustain that sweet earlybird lifestyle and make 5ams a regular thing? Luckily for me, the Internet is aflutter with tips for becoming a morning person, and I for one plan on benefitting from all that free advice— here's my plan.

1. STOP BURING THE MIDNIGHT OIL // It's so basic, but getting to bed at a reasonable time each night will be the biggest adjustment for this night owl. But taking some screen-free time to unwind before bed will hopefully help me get to sleep sooner (instead of staying up late obsessing over my to-do list or falling into a Youtube black hole) and therefore help me wake up earlier.

2. ENFORCE OFFICE HOURS // To my first point, if I can stick to the office hours I've established for myself, hopefully I can maximize that timeframe and avoid having to work late— and therefore get to bed earlier each night. I honestly think my problem is more that I stress myself into insomnia than anything else, so hopefully a little balance can help me get the rest I need to hit the ground running the next morning.

3. PLAN AHEAD // To make life as easy as possible, I'd like to prep my coffee the night before, set out clothing for the following day, and map out my to-do list so I don't have to do much thinking come 5am. That way I can enjoy some quiet caffeine time (my favourite) before cracking on with my day... potentially optimistic at this point, but worth a shot.

4. REWARD MYSELF // As I've alluded to already, I'm a early-morning sloth with a serious caffeine addiction, so the real appeal of 5am is the extra time it affords me to ease into my day without impeding my productivity. So as a reward for getting my butt out of bed at this ungodly hour, I plan to give myself permission to read and toss back the coffee for up to an hour each morning before getting down to business... otherwise, I'll likely just revert back to my aforementioned pattern of abusing the snooze button. #KnowYourself



If you have any tips for becoming a morning person yourself, please feel free to share them in the comment section below— clearly this is going to be a process and I'm going to need all the help I can get... *yawn*

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