Starting Today, You Can Become a Morning Person
Do you constantly find that you are fighting with yourself to get up in the morning? Do you find that you are not going to be until way late into the wee hours of the morning? Do you find that you are always saying that you do not want to get up when morning hours come? If you do any of these things then you are very much like how I am. You are not a morning person. I have never, for as long as I can remember, been a morning person. I have always wanted to sleep as long as I possibly could, even when I was in school. I would rush and get up and ready in 10 minutes and then out the door. I would wait until I had already hit snooze five times until I finally dragged myself out of bed. There have been a few times in life when I have been able to stick to a schedule and get up at a reasonable morning hour. Then I would let my schedule fall down again. Lately, I have been wondering why I have had so many headaches, why I have been feeling overly stressed and had many other questions for myself as well. The answer to all of these questions is that I haven’t been getting up in the morning. I am going to stick to becoming a morning person starting now and you will find out how I am going to do that and how you can do that as well.
What are some of the ways that you can become a morning person?
Being a morning person can help you to enjoy life more than ever before. When you start getting up in the morning at the same hour every day, you are able to enjoy life much more than before. You are able to get more things done during the day. You are able to take time for yourself every day because you have that extra time awake. You are able to spend more time on things instead of rushing through to get everything done. You are able to stress less because you don’t have to worry about whether you will get things done correctly or not because you are able to take your time on things. But how do you become this morning person?
Start by deciding what time you should get up in the morning. Deciding what time you should get up in the morning is going to be your first step because if you just say that you should get up in the morning but then you don’t have a time, this won’t work. If you decide that you should get up at 9:30 a.m. like I am . . . choosing is your starting point.
Offer yourself rewards for getting up at the time you specified until getting up at that time becomes a habit and a bit after that as well. Rewarding yourself can help you in many different aspects of your life. When you are trying to become a morning person this can be difficult. However, if you reward yourself for getting up on time and reward yourself for continuing to do so until that becomes a habit then you will be much more likely to get up in the morning on a regular basis. Some rewards may include allowing yourself an extra 20 minutes to yourself that day, getting to go shopping at the end of the week and other rewards that may inspire you to get up on time.
Create a daily to-do list the night before. When you create a daily to-do list the night before then you will know what you have to do the next day. Knowing what all you have to do will help you to realize that having that extra 4 hours in the morning can really benefit you. Having that extra time can really help you to get everything that you need to done for the day and you may even be surprised. You may end up with even more extra time for yourself as well.
Becoming a morning person doesn’t have to be so complicated. When you follow the tips listed above that I have followed in the past and that I am beginning to use again then becoming a morning person can happen. You no longer have to drag yourself out of bed in the morning. You will be able to look forward to having time for yourself in the day as well.
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