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My Biggest Tip For Becoming A Morning Person

My Biggest Tip For Becoming A Morning Person | A Girl, Obsessed

For as long as I can remember, I’ve never been a morning person. The thought of waking up early has always made me cringe, and  for some reason I just seemed to get along better with super late nights. For the past few months though, I’ve actually been able to follow more of a morning schedule, and I have to say I’ve been enjoying it immensely.

The thing that I’ve come to understand about being a morning person is that it’s something you can train yourself to become if you’re not naturally that way, and quite easily might I add. The biggest thing I’ve found that allows me to be a morning person is to make sure I get plenty of sleep the night before. This is crucial – you have to get enough sleep each night if you want to make waking up early an easier task. On the nights when I go to bed early and get a full 8 or 9 hours of sleep, my body just wakes up naturally without the need of any alarms. However, when I’ve stayed up later than I should’ve, I find it incredibly difficult to wake up early and end up hitting “snooze” a few too many times.

My Biggest Tip For Becoming A Morning Person | A Girl, ObsessedTo ensure you have an easier time of getting enough sleep each night and becoming a morning person, here are some things I highly suggest doing:

  • Be strict with your schedule and make getting enough sleep a priority
  • Eliminate any caffeine intake at least 6 hours before bed
  • Follow a before bed routine that makes you feel cozy, relaxed, and pampered
  • Make sure your bedroom is clean and comfortable in order to cultivate a calm space for sleep
  • Do a bit of light stretching before bed so you’re less likely to have restless legs or stiff limbs in the middle of the night
  • Go to bed early so you’re not rushing yourself to fall asleep
  • Consider using a sleep mask to block out any light that may disturb you

Making it a habit to go to bed early has been so crucial in allowing me to become a morning person. Most nights I’d usually stay up until the early hours of the morning, but now I actually look forward to getting ready for bed around 9 or 10pm. Maybe it’s become a bit easier for me as I grow older, but whatever the reason I am incredibly thankful. Instead of waking up around noon feeling stressed and unrested, I now wake up naturally around 5 or 6am and feel better both mentally and physically.

An added bonus of this schedule is that I have the entire day ahead of me – no missing out on blog photos because the good lighting already passed or rushing around to get deadlines met. Becoming a morning person has done incredible things for both my mental health and the way I run my business.

Do you struggle with being a morning person or does it come naturally?

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  • Kimberly

    I used to be a morning person as a kid, but now I’m a night owl. I’m trying to be more consistent with getting up early and I will definitely give some of these tips a try, great post!

    March 9, 2018 at 10:28 am Reply
  • Sharni

    I actually just started a new job where I have to wake up super early to be there on time {and still have some proper morning time to myself to drink tea, etc} so I’m waking up at around 4am right now – which is SO NOT MY NORM. I’ve found it so much easier to navigate if I eat a smaller dinner, get in bed at 7:30-8pm and take a sleep multivitamin. Sounds bizarre but IT WORKS.

    Sharni | http://www.agirlandgrey.com

    March 9, 2018 at 6:54 pm Reply
  • Ania

    I struggle waking up on time so much. I really like your advice, though (especially about going to bed early – I don’t prioritise it enough and I’m trying to stretch out the screen time, which is really unhealthy, lol). Thank you for all the advice – great post!

    March 10, 2018 at 4:29 am Reply
  • Zoë

    I am naturally a morning person, but I definitely agree with these tips! Especially going to bed earlier, and having a night routine! I love a good late night here and there, but I always end up waking up early anyway! xx

    https://zoe-ware.blogspot.ca

    March 10, 2018 at 7:06 am Reply
  • Kelly

    Great post, I will try some of these tips & I’m trying to be a morning person. 🙂

    March 10, 2018 at 2:52 pm Reply
  • Sarah

    I’ve trained myself to become a morning person a couple of years ago too, it took me a little while but I’m so glad I did because now I love waking up early in the morning.

    I love your tips, I also wrote a post on some tips and tricks that have mostly helped me to become a morning person! 🙂

    Sarah
    https://sarahaurorax.com/

    March 11, 2018 at 3:11 am Reply
  • madi

    I totally agree with everything in this post lovely! When I was 17/18 I always used to stay up so late sometimes but as I’ve gotten older I just naturally go to bed earlier now, I always been a morning person, it’s natural for me but I’m glad of it as it’s so much better for me personally (and as a blogger) to wake up early! I hate waking up late now as I always think I’ve missed half the day haha

    Madi x
    madiwilliams.com

    March 11, 2018 at 11:56 am Reply
  • Daria EDU

    Stretching can def make you a morning person!
    It has helped me a lot to fight with my desire to sleep till noon haha.
    -Daria
    https://dariaed.com/skincare/
    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/daria-edu-19010657

    March 13, 2018 at 4:06 am Reply
  • Janay

    Recently I’ve tried to start going bed earlier and trying not to think of things that need to either be done at work or with my blog and just forget everything, it helps! Just sometimes I struggle to stay asleep and wake up a couple times during the night.

    March 13, 2018 at 7:52 am Reply
  • Kate

    The struggle is real for me. Every day I say “I need to become a morning person, I’ll try tomorrow” and then I just hit snooze and once I actually get up I’m rushing around so I’m not late. I think another tip could be to just commit to it or tell yourself “I AM a morning person”. Thanks for sharing!!! I also find I get a good sleep when I’m pampered!

    March 22, 2018 at 9:05 am Reply
  • Natalie Redman

    The sleep mask for me really helped my sleep. I can’t sleep without it now.

    April 23, 2018 at 9:50 am Reply
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