I am not a morning person. I'm the type of person that sets 5 different alarms and wakes up after an hour of snoozing. Recently, I've been practicing these few things that have been helping me wake up early and start my day on a good note.
1. Leave yourself no choice.
Put your alarm far away from the bed, so when it rings, you have to literally get out of bed to turn it off. Drink lots of water before going to bed, so the urgency to use the restroom is more dire. Then you'll really have a harder time going back into bed and falling asleep again.
2. Open the Blinds.
Get rid of those black out curtains and let the natural sunlight seep through the shades. It's the best way to get up!
3. Turn on some music.
I love music in the morning. Try queueing up a calm and happy playlist for the morning and get yourself excited to get ready for the day!
4. Set a goal.
A small goal could be making the bed everyday. After your bed is made, you tend not to want to get back in.
5. Set a bigger goal.
Schedule a fitness class. Most fitness studios don't allow you to cancel your appointment an hour before. By signing up for a class in the early morning, you obligate yourself to get dressed and walk out the door. Make sure you pack all your bags the night before so you're not rushing out of the house!
6. Get enough sleep.
This is probably the most important. I don't know about you but if I don't get at least 7 hours of sleep, it is SO hard to get up in the morning. I can snooze for 2 hours and not even know it. As you ease yourself into getting up earlier, make sure you adjust your sleep time to turning in earlier as well.
Do this 30 times and your body will automatically want to get up early. You might be asking, what about the weekends? Sleeping in late (but not too late) on the weekends won't mess with your sleep cycle. Definitely let your body sleep an extra 30 minutes, but the goal is to get you excited about the mornings!
Those are my goals for becoming a morning person. I am not there yet and I still struggle with my alarms and getting enough sleep. But I will get there and so will you!