10 Tips For The One Who Is Not A Morning Person
Start writing a post

10 Tips For The One Who Is Not A Morning Person

Mornings don't have to be a drag

10 Tips For The One Who Is Not A Morning Person

I have a love/hate relationships with the morning. I love to be one of those people who wake up and get the day started with that peace and calmness of the mornings, but honestly, I have been known to press snooze one too many times and be cranky once I hop out of bed. However, recently I started to do a few things that have really helped me have the best mornings- even though I might not be the best morning person.

1. Waking up at a consistent time

I found that waking up at the same time has really helped my body get ready for the mornings. As for the weekend- I try not to sleep in past 30 extra minutes. Once your body is on a cycle, you will feel a lot more awake in the mornings.

2. Having a fun playlist

This is probably my favorite tip. I have a Spotify playlist that I listen to pretty much every day. It is filled with fun songs that light me up inside. These are songs that I love to sing and dance too. Another great option would be songs that have a really positive message.

3. Meditation (or prayer!)

I meditate every morning before I really get going with my day. There are about a million different things you could do during meditation, so it's really up to you and your goals. If you're not really into meditation then simply pray. Getting in touch with your spirit in the mornings really boosts your day and sets the right tone for things.

4.Eating breakfast

As a fitness professional and a girl who gets cranky if she doesn't eat, I can't stress enough how important eating breakfast is! Giving your body the energy it needs is super important for your health- both physically and mentally. If you don't really have an appetite in the mornings at least try to grab some fresh fruit or a yogurt.

5. Getting organized the night before

Sometimes I am really bad at getting organized the night before. Honestly, I have a hard time getting organized any time, I'm really a certified hot mess. Unfortunately, I feel the effects of my messiness the next morning. Now, I have to scramble to find what I want to wear, check my planner, get everything in my purse, write a to-do list, etc. This all could be avoided if I just did it the night before. Pick out a cute outfit, check your planner, write your to-do list, get stuff in your bags

6. Having a gratitude list

Appreciate what you have and you will have a much more positive outlook on your day!

7. Getting some type of exercise in

This doesn't mean jump out of bed and go on a 3 mile jog. Simply stretch or do a quick 10-minute cardio routine. Wake up your body!

8. Make the bed

This is another thing I struggle with, but see the benefits when I actually do it. It's so nice to come home to a bed that is made and cleaned up.

9. Drink a full glass of water

Most people are dehydrated. Dehydration definitely affects your mood. Drinking water gets your insides moving and awake for the day. It also helps you hydrate.

10. Watching/ reading something cute or positive

Take some time to watch a cute animal video or read a motivational/positive story. There is so much bad news that we forget there is good news too!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Health and Wellness

5 Simple Ways To Give Yourself Grace, Especially When Life Gets Hard

Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we are becoming.

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.

Keep Reading... Show less

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series


Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.

Keep Reading... Show less

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

How Young Feminists Can Understand And Subvert The Internalized Male Gaze

Women's self-commodification, applied through oppression and permission, is an elusive yet sexist characteristic of a laissez-faire society, where women solely exist to be consumed. (P.S. justice for Megan Fox)

Paramount Pictures

Within various theories of social science and visual media, academics present the male gaze as a nebulous idea during their headache-inducing meta-discussions. However, the internalized male gaze is a reality, which is present to most people who identify as women. As we mature, we experience realizations of the perpetual male gaze.

Keep Reading... Show less

It's Important To Remind Yourself To Be Open-Minded And Embrace All Life Has To Offer

Why should you be open-minded when it is so easy to be close-minded?


Open-mindedness. It is something we all need a reminder of some days. Whether it's in regards to politics, religion, everyday life, or rarities in life, it is crucial to be open-minded. I want to encourage everyone to look at something with an unbiased and unfazed point of view. I oftentimes struggle with this myself.

Keep Reading... Show less

14 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts Your S.O. Will Love

If they love you, they're not going to care if you didn't get them some expensive diamond necklace or Rolex watch; they just want you.


Let me preface this by saying I am not a bad girlfriend.

I am simply a forgetful one.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

10 Helpful Tips For College Students Taking Online Courses This Semester

Here are several ways to easily pass an online course.

Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels

With spring semester starting, many college students are looking to take courses for the semester. With the pandemic still ongoing, many students are likely looking for the option to take online courses.

Online courses at one time may have seemed like a last minute option for many students, but with the pandemic, they have become more necessary. Online courses can be very different from taking an on-campus course. You may be wondering what the best way to successfully complete an online course is. So, here are 10 helpful tips for any student who is planning on taking online courses this semester!

Keep Reading... Show less

Take A Look At The Extravagant Lane Woods Jewelry Collection For Valentine's Gift Ideas

So if you are currently looking to purchase jewelry for yourself or as a romantic gift for your S.O., you should definitely look at the marvelous and ornately designed Lane Woods Jewelry collection


Just like diamonds are a girl's best friend, so are pearls, rubies, gold, emeralds, and any type of luxurious jewelry you can get your hands on! A woman is incomplete without a piece of jewelry on her and it is a gorgeous accessory required for all occasions. So if you are currently looking to purchase jewelry for yourself or as a romantic gift for your S.O., you should definitely look at the marvelous and ornately designed Lane Woods Jewelry collection.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments