Becoming a morning person isn’t always easy. I’ve always been a night owl, I used to pride myself on how late I could stay up and sleep in. It used to be fun and not to mention convenient as a college student. However, over the years and as I enter into my 30’s, it’s not so much fun any more.
I could get away with it for the most part. Once you become a mother, your time becomes very precious and you must learn how to manage your time effectively.
There are also many studies that show how people who start their day early and with a routine, are much more productive and some would say even happier.
Therefore, I decided to start making small changes everyday and work on myself to transform into a morning person. In today’s blog post, I want to share some of my tips and a routine that is helping me to become a morning person. It definitely does not come easy but by having a plan and following it daily – you too can transform into a Morning Person.
- Read The Morning Miracle
- Download the Headspace App
- Set your Alarm 5 minutes earlier every day – small increments each day make it feel attainable
- Create fun Alarm Labels and tag them with animations that will inspire you to wake up.
- Set your alarm across the room.
Prepare the night before. Create a plan and know exactly what you want to do when you get out of bed. Uncertainty creates doubt and will allow yourself to stay in bed.
Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning. Brush Your Teeth, Exercise, and/or Take a Shower first thing.
Read: Take time to read personal development books and soak in the learnings. I wrote another post HERE with a few of my first set of books that I read. I am currently reading “Girl Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis and “Get Over Your Damn Self”.
Affirmations: Come up with 3-5 sayings where you are telling yourself something positive that you ARE or Want to Be:
- I am a good mom who loves my family with everything I am.
- I am inspiring and make a difference to those I influence.
- I am strong, smart, and can do hard things.
With all of this in mind, you have to decide for yourself if this is something you really want to do and WHY? If what you are doing now isn’t working for you – then you have to change something. Just try this for 30 days. I hear that it takes at least 21 days to change a habit so keep working on it. Don’t set huge goals – try starting 5 or 10 minutes earlier each day.
I hope this was helpful for you. I just wrapped up by 3 day FREE group “Mornings are for ME!” over on Facebook. If you are interested in joining my free groups, then comment or find me on facebook or instagram!!
This week we are starting “Fit for the Fourth” from Sunday – Thursday! This is totally free and provides Free and Simple HIIT workouts, free smoothie recipes, and COMMUNITY!
Can’t wait to see you all there!