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Become A Morning Person In 7 Simple Steps

Mornings can be tough. There have been days in my life where the hardest thing I have done was get out of bed when my alarm went off. However, mornings can be one of the most productive times of anyone’s day–you can wake up early to plan your day, to work out, to have alone time, to be able to sit and enjoy a good breakfast, etc.

I used to be a night owl, and at the right times I still can be, but I have found a way to become a morning person and it’s drastically changing my life–I now have an early-morning workout routine, I always eat a healthy breakfast, and I have MORE energy throughout the day (can you believe it?)

So here’s how to become a morning person:

1. Disconnect from technology an hour before bed

Technology can stimulate your brain in ways that give you fake energy, and this is not what you need if trying to go to bed at a decent hour. Even the light emitted from screens has been found to make it hard for people to sleep. This is why you should take just an hour to decompress before bedtime. Here’s what you should do instead of using technology:

2. Plan your day right before you go to sleep

Take this time to relax, sip on tea, and plan out your day before going to sleep. If the rest of your schedule is dependent on your ability to wake up early, then you will have extra motivation to get out of bed on time. Write down specific times for your wake-up, your workout, your breakfast, and whatever else you need to do to be productive.

3. Do not hit snooze

This may sound impossible, but something that helps is to only set ONE alarm. You heard me. ONE. Set the time that your alarm goes off the ONLY time you could wake up and get everything done that you have on your schedule. Hitting snooze gets you in the habit of trying to extend sleep, which is counterintuitive if you are trying to become a morning person.

4. Don’t think, just do

When your alarm goes off, immediately your brain starts to go through all of the possible options: if I sleep in for another hour I’ll have to skip my workout and shower but I’ll still get to work/school/life on time so I could totally sleep in right now. AVOID this entire thought process, and as soon as your alarm goes off, turn off your alarm and your thoughts, get up like a zombie, put on your clothes, and get moving.

 5. Find something you like to wake up for

What can get you excited to wake up? Is it working out? Is it meditation, yoga, coffee, alone time, running errands? What motivates you to want to start your day? Thinking about this can get you excited to get up and out of bed.

6. Wake up earlier and earlier

Set your alarm for 15 minutes earlier than you usually wake up. After about 4 days set it back another 15 minutes. If you have to make this transition in slow increments, that works perfectly, and will help you create a routine that you can maintain in the long run.

7. Wear yourself out during the day so you’re extra tired

If you find yourself staying up late because you have boundless energy, try to wear yourself out during the day. Do more physical activity, play with your kids, workout, run errands, be productive, do anything so that when it starts getting late, you’re ready to —-zonk out and wake up early the next day.


I hope these tips were helpful, these are what I do to wake up early and I love it so much. Comment and let me know if you have any tips, or what your biggest struggle is when waking up in the morning!

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41 thoughts on “Become A Morning Person In 7 Simple Steps”

  1. My biggest issue is snoozing. I will set my alarm for an hour earlier than I actually have to wake up just so I can snooze! I think these tips are awesome, especially don’t think, just do! Very helpful!!

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  2. Monte – I loved your post! Great ideas and the fact that they work for you – even better. One thing that I have found about the benefits of getting up early or earlier – the world is quiet, still, still in a slumber for the most part and really opens itself up to you. It is the BEST time for reflective thought, prayer, positive manifestation mantras, etc. It catapults you and your spirit into another day that we are all blessed to have.
    All the best
    KGM

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    1. Wow I love this comment! Yes there’s something magical about waking up when the world is still, and it feels like you’re the only person up and the world belongs to you. It’s a beautiful opportunity to explore your mind and find your place in the day. Thank you for reading and for this thoughtful comment! 💕

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  3. I love all of these, I already do a few, but I am going to have to use some of these new ones! I actually just made a post about why breakfast is the most important meal of the day and some of my favorite meals to boost metabolism and wake you up in the morning! Check it out and let me know what you think

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      1. You can use a sleep tracking app for your phone like sleep as android and you can put it so it wakes you up at the perfect time when you are as most alert. No more feeling like a zombie. There is nothing worse for the body then being in a state of deep sleep and get woken up, do that and you will feel like a zombie!!

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  4. This is such an awesome post! I’m already a morning person…I can’t even function after a certain part of the day, and I have boundless energy in the mornings. I know that makes me weird but it works for me! Still, I love reading about other people’s tips for being a morning person, sleeping better, etc. I actually wrote a post myself recently about how to become a morning person! You should definitely check it out 🙂

    -Helene, xo

    https://angelspartaness.com/2017/05/12/how-to-become-a-morning-person-by-monday/

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  5. I LOVE the tip of don’t think, do! That is the thing I am worst at and need to improve on. During the summer I am only taking one class and working part time, but they are both at night so I want to make the most of my day to do happy and productive things. I will definitely use this post to help 🙂

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    1. I hope these tips work for you! It definitely helps to plan free morning time for yourself, because you can pursue your personal interests, and it feels much more fulfilling! Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

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  6. Great tips!! I definitely need to work on the technology part, right now it seems almost impossible to be an hour without my phone before I go to sleep but I have heard the same findings about it keeping you up. I am also super guilty of thinking about my options to stay in bed and that will eventually lead me to skip my workout all day long! I will keep your tips in mind today!! 🙂

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    1. It was easy for me to write this post because I struggle with every single one of them, so I had to come up with ways to overcome the struggles 🙂 good luck! And thanks for reading and commenting!

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  7. Morning people typically enjoy a better quality of life as well. For many people (especially as we age,) TIME becomes the enemy because meaningful experiences in life were never discovered or pursued. Living a joyful life requires EFFORT. Many falsely assume that freedom of time produces it. Those seeking PURPOSE and living with PASSION look forward to their mornings each and every day. I hope people utilize your recommendations to improve their lives.

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    1. Thank you Doctor Jonathan I completely agree with everything you are saying. True passion for life means not wanting to relinquish any opportunities for experiences, and that includes the morning! Unless someone works at night or is most productive at night time, I think waking up in the morning could be super beneficial! Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

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      1. No need to feel bad with yourself! These are helpful tips, but if you have a part of your life that conflicts with one of these tips, and you prioritize it more than the tip, that’s okay! 🙂

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      2. But actually your tips are helpful! I just feel bad because I am doing something that I know I shouldn’t do haha. Thanks for the tips tho, very helpful!💕

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