You’ve probably heard it said that the early bird catches the worm. While this is true, it may not really come naturally for you if you aren’t a morning person. The thought of waking up early in the morning for work or anything probably has you all tensed up already. So how can you trick your body into becoming a morning person? Here are some tips you can try out for the new week.
How many times do you hit the snooze button on your alarm next to you before waking up in the morning? Once? Five times? Ten? This not only makes you late, but you also get more cranky every time you have to wake up and hit that snooze button again. To be a morning person, keep your alarm far away so that when it rings you’ll have to actually get out of bed. In addition, you can also disable the snooze function.
Now that you have all this extra time in the morning, why not do some exercise? Working out in the morning has been shown to not only be good for your figure, but also greatly improves your mood for the whole day. You can also make plans to exercise with others in the morning so that you have to wake up.
This is one interesting way of tricking your body into becoming a morning person. When it’s dark, the body produces melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate sleep. To stop your body from doing this, trick your brain into thinking that it’s daylight by letting in light. So switch on your lights, open your curtains to the sunlight and enjoy your morning.
Your early mornings don’t have to be dull and all about getting ready for work. Use that time to also do something you enjoy. It could be anything, like watching an episode of your favorite show or writing a book. Becoming a morning person will be much easier if you have something amazing to look forward to.
Being a pro at waking up early, and getting excited about it, won’t happen immediately. There’ll be days when you ‘won’t’ hear the alarm and that’s okay. Just give yourself a break and don’t expect any overnight success.
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