The most difficult part of the day, for most of us, is getting up in the morning. But unfortunately, to fit more into work, social life, exercise, and some necessary alone time —there is only one way to keep up with all obligations without losing mind: wake up earlier. Plus, research shows morning people tend to be happier and more agreeable.
Seize the day
Waking up with a groan and thinking about all the things you don’t want to do is a terrible way to start the day and to motivate yourself to get out of bed. Instead, think ahead to the best things you’ll do all day to fuel your desire to get up.
Prepare your clothes and all your work stuff the night before
Choosing what to wear can be one of the most time-consuming and complicated parts of any morning. Figure out your outfit the night before. Also prepare your work stuff, and everything else you need for the rest of the day, and put it all together.
Have your breakfast ready
To be your best self, it’s helpful to eat a good breakfast. If you can have breakfast ready and waiting for you before you even wake up, you’re more likely to actually eat it.
Expose yourself to natural light
Throughout the day make sure you get a healthy dose of vitamin D. At least go outside for 15 minutes to get some fresh air, or sit by a window that exposes you to natural light.
You know how important it is to drink water all day long. Drinking a glass or two of water when you wake up is a good way to rehydrate and wake-up your body before you really start your day.
Take a minute
Before the day starts, take a minute for yourself. Whether it’s listening to a podcast while you drink your coffee, meditating, or just staring out the window, you deserve a few minutes just for yourself before you start with your busy schedule.
Stretching in the morning gives you energy and positive start of the day. Even if you don’t have time to run or do morning yoga, stretch out, take a deep breath, and get ready to greet the day.
Set your motive
As with any change, it’s important to have a reason for waking up early. Come up with a meaningful goal you’ll be able to achieve by starting the day earlier.