Back to school and/or work... HOW THEN? Are you someone who prefers to hit 'snooze' a few times in the morning before you get out of bed? Do you have to rush every morning to be on time for your work call? And do you think it would be great to get out of bed with a little more energy in the early morning? With these 5 tips you can become a morning person – even as a non-early bird.
Tip 1 - Get to your bed earlier
It becomes quite difficult to be radiant next to your bed at seven if you have only crawled under the sheets at three the night before. Becoming a morning person starts with going to bed on time . On average, you need about 7-8 hours of sleep per night. Calculate what time you should be in bed if you want to get up at the desired time. Then you will probably get out of bed less tired in the morning.
It may not be about getting up early, but more about going to bed early. That's how I experienced it myself when I went from night owl to early bird.
Tip 2 - Start the day calmly
The nice thing about getting up early is that you don't have to do everything right away. If you roll out of bed ten minutes before work, you immediately enter the stress mode of full inboxes, deadlines and people who need something from you. If you get up at least an hour before that whole rat race starts, you just have the time to wake up quietly .
For example, you can take an extensive shower (this fine banana shampoo makes my showers even better!). Or do some early morning yoga. For example, you can find great lessons for morning pilates or special morning meditations on YouTube. With a cheerful yoga shirt (I love this shirt from Spiffy active from the shop!) you can make it even more fun for yourself.
Extra tip: leave your phone off until half an hour after getting up and don't forget to turn off your WiFi and internet at night. Then you won't be woken up by enthusiastic colleagues who are clearly early birds and start texting at six o'clock.
Tip 3 - Snoozing is losing
As tempting as it may be, forget the snooze button. Don't use it anymore. Snoozing doesn't make you more rested than getting out of bed right away. You have already been taken out of your sleep schedule when your alarm clock went off for the first time. After that, you won't really fall asleep again. Every time your alarm goes off, you interrupt your sleep rhythm again. That doesn't exactly wake you up better . Rather, it causes even more anxiety.
So teach yourself to get out of bed in one go. A handy trick for this is to simply make snoozing impossible by putting your phone or alarm clock out of reach . Then you have to get out of bed to calm your alarm clock. And if you're already standing next to your bed, you might as well start the day right away. However?
Tip 4 - Start the morning with a nice prospect
Now that you no longer have to immediately appear in some call from your bed with your sleepy head, you have time for more fun things. Always envision something nice for yourself when you go to bed so that you have a reason to get out of bed in the morning. That could be an extra tasty breakfast, a YouTube video that you still want to watch or reading a few pages from a book. If you can immediately think of that prospect when you get up in the morning, it will also be nicer to get out of bed.
For me personally, breakfast is a reason in itself to get out of bed. I love party breakfasts and like to try tasty recipes from the book All Day Breakfast , for example. The quote “Sleep is like a time machine to breakfast” certainly applies to me.
Tip 5 - Prepare yourself in the evening
If you prepare for the morning the night before, then you don't have to do everything right away the next morning. A great idea!
For example, prepare your outfit for the day, make sure your bag is already packed or put delicious overnight oats in the fridge. That saves you time the next morning, so that you don't get caught up in the rat race of household tasks immediately after getting up, but instead have time for a nice morning ritual and a good breakfast.
Morning rituals and a morning person are talked about: do you already know the book Miracle Morning ? If you weren't convinced that you can get a lot done in the morning, then this book is proof. An ideal book to read – you can feel it coming – early in the morning.
💛 Extra tip - also read: 3 Simple tips to start your day energetically
Tell me... are you an early bird?
About the authorRomy Veul from More often Happy
Copywriter, language fanatic, crazy about color and cheerful as often as possible. That's who Romy Veul is in a nutshell. On her blog More Happy she takes you along in her positive fantasies. This always with a modest dose of humor and nice colorful photos.