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5 Easy Ways To Become A Morning Person

Do you wake up groggy and grumpy? Do you immediately hit the snooze button? Are you useless until you get a cup of coffee? If this is the case, then you are clearly not a morning person. But you can train yourself to become one! Waking up earlier and more refreshed will give you more time and energy throughout the day. These five tips will help you transition from a night owl to an early bird:

1. Get rid of any bad sleeping habits

Before you can wake up efficiently, you need to get rid of any bad sleeping habits you have such as working in bed or using your phone too late. Having a full and restful sleep makes it easier to wake up feeling refreshed.

2. Prepare the night before

When you first wake up, you may be lazy or forgetful. Combat this habit by planning and preparing as much as you can the night before. For instance, pick your outfit and set it out, or leave your blinds open so the sun will shine in your room in the morning. This will help you wake up more naturally. Write out your to-do list for the next day and leave it by your bedside. You can also prepare your breakfast and pack your lunch.

 

3. Get up as soon as you are awake

There are light sleep stages and deep sleep stages. If you naturally wake up without an alarm, you are probably in a light sleep stage. If you have woken up before your alarm, it is tempting to close your eyes again and catch a few more minutes of sleep. But if you do this, you may slip back into deep sleep, which will be much harder to wake up from. Try to sit up in bed as soon as you are awake. If you have a problem with mindlessly hitting the snooze button, try moving your alarm clock to the other side of the room so you are forced to get up.    

4. Start with some positivity

Waking up can often be unpleasant, and you do not want to start your day with so much negativity. Take a few minutes to think about everything you want to accomplish today and all the great things you will do.

5. Nourish and hydrate yourself

Sleep is the longest time most people go without eating or drinking. So, when you wake up, some of the grogginess may be caused by hunger or dehydration. Start out by drinking some water; this will fight any fatigue caused by dehydration and is a good way to fire up your metabolism. Make sure you eat a good, protein filled breakfast to help yourself get energized.

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