Mornings are not easy for us night owls. It can be difficult to get out of our comfy beds especially in the colder months but it doesn’t always have to be this way.
It won’t be an easy adjustment but here’s how night owls can become morning people.
Perfect your morning routine.
Developing a morning routine that works well for you and that you like is key to enjoying the morning time.
Take some time to think of what you’d like to do with your mornings besides have breakfast and getting yourself ready for the day.
Maybe you’d like to have a few minutes to relax before you start your morning properly while you drink a coffee or perhaps you’d like to do some yoga, meditation or exercise.
Whatever it is, find a way to include it in your routine. It may take a little while for you to perfect it but once you have, you will find yourself looking forward to the mornings.
Get rid of your harsh alarms.
No one enjoys waking up to the sound of a loud alarm tone in the morning, it puts you in a bad mood before you even wake up properly.
So why not invest in a sunrise alarm clock. They mimic a sunrise and slowly get brighter to give you a nice gentle and natural way to wake up.
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Similarly, there are apps available which provide a more gentle alarm tone that starts off quiet and gradually gets louder to wake you up slowly rather than all at once.
Make sure your room is completely dark when sleeping.
I don’t know about you but if my room isn’t in complete darkness I find it impossible to sleep.
If you’re like me, then you should invest in some blackout curtains or an eye mask.
I started sleeping with an eyemask three years ago and now I can’t sleep without one.
Light may not bother you but maybe noise does.
If you live in a noisy area you should definitely invest in some earplugs, they will soften sound making it easier for you to fall asleep.
Prepare the night before.
Getting everything organised the night before will make it easier for you to fall asleep, knowing that your morning will be that much simpler.
So before you go to bed make sure your place is clean and tidy, decide on what you’re going to wear for the next day and maybe prepare your breakfast or lunch.
This will save you time in the morning, allowing you to do the activities you want to do rather than the ones you have to do.
Do you have any tips to make mornings easier?