How to become a morning personIf you want to become a morning person, follow these practical steps and explore the benefits of waking up early.
Are you the kind of person that wakes up quickly or do you hit the snooze button many times before getting up? If you want to become a morning person and transition from being a night owl to an early bird, start exploring the benefits of this metamorphosis:
- Greet the day: be inspired by the Dalai Lama: “Today I am fortunate to have woken up, I am alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings, I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others, I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”
- Amazing start: a way to renew your morning ritual is to try and wake earlier and avoid rushing, if you want an amazing start to your day.
- Quietude: The early morning hours can be so peaceful, so quiet. Try enjoying that time of peace where you can plan your day, focus and find your balance.
- Sunrise: People who wake late miss one of the greatest feats of nature, repeated in full stereo-vision each and every day – the rise of the sun.
- Breakfast: Rise early and you actually have time for breakfast. Without breakfast, your body is running on air until you are so hungry at lunchtime that you eat whatever unhealthy thing you can find – the fattier and more sugary, the better.
- Commute: Commute early, and the traffic is much lighter, and you get to work faster, and thus save yourself more time.
Until now we’ve explored the benefits of waking up early, let’s take a look now at some of the practical steps that you could take in order to become a morning person:
- Turn on the light as soon as you wake up
Open your blinds or turn on the light immediately you wake up. This will signal to your body that it is daytime and wake you up quicker.
- Do it gradually
Change your routine by incrementally going to bed and getting up 15 minutes earlier each day.
- Always wake up at the same time
Make your sleeping schedule a routine so that your body can get used to it. If you sleep in until 11am one day, but expect to wake up at 6am the rest of the week, it will get confused. That extra time at the weekends will feel great even if you don’t have to show up to work!
- Plan something for the morning that excites you
Whether it’s coffee, yoga, or putting on your favorite song, remind yourself of that when you wake up. You will feel far more enticed to hop out of bed.
Morning people tend to be happier, more proactive, more likely to stick to a workout schedule, more energized, more able to develop self-discipline, less stressed and more immune to illness.
Once you start seeing the benefits of waking up early, it will easily become a habit in your daily routine. Keep on following our blog posts.