If you’re not a morning person, then you completely understand the feeling of desperately wanting and trying, yet failing, to be one. To all the night owls out there, morning people are like an alien life form which cannot be understood. How do they do it?
Don’t fret! Getting up at 6 a.m. and taking on the day like a boss will be your forte in no time. Remember, it only takes 21 days to form a habit and go from morning hater to lover!
To help you get on the right track, we’ve created a list of simple hacks you can try to become a go-getter in the morning!
Setting out your outfit for the next day, replenishing your gym bag and preparing your meals can all be evening tasks that set you up for a smoother morning. Plus, it’s time better spent than lounging on the couch and staring into your TV screen, which actually prevents you from falling asleep, leaving you feeling groggy the next day. Showering the night before is also a huge time saver for the morning! In other countries, it’s actually considered super weird to shower in the mornings, because there’s just too much to get accomplished and get going. Wake up with dry hair-ready to style!
Your body and mental stability will thank you for putting aside just a few minutes a day for stretching. It’s almost like you’re emerging from a cocoon as you stretch out your arms, lengthen your spine and open your chest - breathing in the morning air and forgetting about your messy hair! Stretching increases your blood flow and energy levels, finding some time for yoga in the morning helps you find your zen and set your intentions for the day!
You’ve been told over and over again, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” and you do not want to skip it! Make sure to pencil in a breakfast date with some good, whole food. A light, nutritious meal is all you need to fuel your brain and tackle the day ahead. You could also try drinking a mug of hot water with a lemon slice and some honey-you’ll be ditching the need for coffee in no time!
You might feel a bit odd doing this the first few times, but don’t worry! By having a few words with your morning self in front of the mirror, you’ll feel more ambitious, confident and ready for the day that awaits you. Self love is so important and there is no shame in practicing it! So go ahead and give yourself some confidence to take with you throughout your day. Who knows, it could even lead to a raise! #employeeofthemonth
You know what they say, ‘the early bird catches the worm!’ What are some of your life hacks to get you up and going in the morning?