The ability to be a morning person is something that SO many people long for. Having extra time in the morning to workout, make a nice breakfast or work on a side project is a serious luxury. I love my long mornings, and I especially love being up before anyone else can bother me – lol. But I wasn’t always that way! In this post I’m dishing out all my tips on how I became a morning person and how I motivate myself to wake up as early as 5:30 am.
DISCLAIMER: Please do not let this post make you feel like waking up early is the only way to hustle and be productive. We all have very different lifestyles that require different routines and rituals. If you genuinely want to wake up earlier, I encourage you to follow the tips in this post! If not, do your thing! We all thrive when we are doing what works best for US so I always encourage you to do just that.
Tip No. 1: Create a Routine You Look Forward To.
For me, this routine looks like a smoothie, a workout, and then some avocado toast while I watch a Youtube video or listen to a podcast. Having time for that in the morning is honestly so appealing to me – it makes me look forward to my mornings!
Tip No. 2: Have Somewhere To Be in The Morning
This is something that helped me SO much. I wake up around 5:30, and have a workout class scheduled for 6:15. I usually leave a little after 6, which gives me 30 minutes to get dressed, drink my smoothie, and collect myself.
Tip No. 3: Teach Yourself to Go to Bed Earlier BEFORE You Start Setting Your Alarm.
If you can’t fall asleep early, waking up at the crack of dawn is only going to make you tired. And thus, you will DREAD waking up early. It’s a cycle I see so many people fall into. If you really want to commit to a long term early wake up call, then teach yourself to be asleep by 9 or 10. Getting an adequate amount of sleep is 10x more important to your productivity level and health than waking up at 6 am ever will be. Trust me on this one.
Tip No. 4: Ease Into It!
If you usually roll out of bed around 11, please don’t turn around tomorrow and set your alarm for 5:30. You’ll be upset you didn’t wake up, and then you’ll start to think that you can’t do it. Easing into it by waking up at 9 for a week, and then 8, and then 7 will help you to build up the confidence you need to wake up at a time you are comfortable with. Like I said earlier, everyone is different, you need to do what works best for your body and your schedule.
Tip No. 5: At the end of the day, it’s all about mindset.
If you don’t feel like waking up early, and it isn’t required of you – DON’T do it every day! Creating a healthy mental relationship with waking up early is pretty much the most important aspect of it. If you dread waking up every morning, eventually you just won’t. So follow the steps above, and get excited about your mornings! Extra time before the world is awake is such a blessing, and catching the sunrise isn’t too bad either.
My in depth morning routine will be coming to the blog soon – but until then check me out on Instagram where I post tons of details about my breakfast, what I do in the mornings, and early riser inspo!