How To Be A Morning Person
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How To Be A Morning Person

Stop hitting snooze and get on with the day.

How To Be A Morning Person

Let's face it- waking up early sucks. For whatever reason, it's almost painful to get out of bed each morning no matter what time it is. But for many people including myself, sleeping in too late feels like a waste of a day and I have no motivation to conquer what lies ahead of me. So here are three simple things you can do if you want your days to be more productive and to be up and at 'em at an early hour:

1. Create a sleeping schedule.

You don't have to go to bed early in order to wake up early. Instead, just go to bed at about the same time every night. Different people need different amounts of sleep, but for the most part, your body will get used to rising earlier if you just set a time to go to sleep every night and if you get the same amount of sleep each night.


2. Set a goal for yourself.

Before going to bed, create a plan for the next morning. Plan out what kind of breakfast you're gonna make, if you'll read a book or check social media in bed, if you're gonna go to the gym, if you'll make yourself coffee or tea, etc. Whatever it may be, you'll be much more excited about waking up if you can get yourself pumped for something.


3. Watch the sunrise.

I know not all of us wake up early just for fun. Some of us have work or classes to get to. However, all of us are capable of taking a few minutes to watch the sun come up. In the winter, the sun rises later so you don't have to wake up earlier than 7:20 to witness a breath taking experience. Trust me, watching the sun come up will brighten your morning and make you a little more grateful for the day.

Being a morning person doesn't have to be difficult. The hardest part is forming new habits, but once you do that, you'll find waking up early to be an easy thing and you'll wonder why you ever thought it was a good idea to sleep in until noon.

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