5 Ways To Become A Morning Person

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School is about to start for many of us and we all know what that means: 8 am classes! Are you the type of person to set five alarms and still not wake up on time? Here are five tips to becoming a morning person this semester!

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1. Go to bed earlier! It may be tempting to start that new show on Netflix at 11 pm after a long day, but you will be paying for it in the morning. Turn off all electronics and instead, try to wind down with a nice cup of chamomile tea and a good book before getting a solid 8 hours of sleep. Try to avoid hitting the snooze button over and over again, get up and rise early, and take on the day. Research has shown that there is a link between being an early riser and having a happier and healthier lifestyle.

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2. We all know the saying that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” so make sure to eat a healthy breakfast. After we sleep, ou rmetabolisms and blood sugar levels decrease, so we need a good, healthy meal to help re-energize us.

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3. Reward yourself for not pressing the snooze button by using the extra time to relax: read your favorite newspaper column, listen to the first ten minutes of a funny podcast, fit in some cardio, whatever you want! Even having time for an extra cup of coffee or not having to race out the door can be a reward. You’ll find yourself feeling more motivated throughout the day by starting your morning on a positive note.

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4. If meditating is not your thing, try stretching before you get out of bed. This will get your blood flowing, so when you do get up, you don’t get a rush of dizziness to your head. And you won’t feel like you just rolled out of bed.

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5. Prep for a good morning: shorten your morning routine by packing lunch the night before, ironing your clothes beforehand or stocking your gym bag. Crossing off items on your to-do list the night before ensures you wake up ready to take on the day prepared and less stressed!

Love, Dajana. 

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