Alright guys, let me preface this by saying I used to absolutely, positively, without a doubt despise mornings. We’re talking sleeping in ’till 1 in the afternoon, lazing around in my bed until it was absolutely necessary to get up, and not being able to accomplish anything until I had consumed at least one caffeinated beverage. If you told me you were a ‘morning person’, we couldn’t be friends.
The hate was real. Especially when I was in school – I’d schedule all my classes as late as I could and wait until the last possible second before I had to jump out of bed. Getting a 9-5 job definitely helped give my mornings some structure. But still, mornings and I did not get along at allllll. I’d be cranky in the morning, and groggy throughout the rest of the day.
Eventually, I figured it out. I just wasn’t doing mornings right. And if you ask me now, I’ll tell you mornings are my jam. I’m going to share with you my secret-but-not-so-secret tips to help you transition into a morning person too (if you want) & bring out the early riser in ya.
something to look forward to
Give yourself something to look forward to in the mornings. I’ll make my favourite breakfast (avo toast w/ just about anything) on those *especially* hard-to-wake-up-mornings. I also like to catch up on Netflix, read a book I’m currently obsessing over, or listen to a podcast during breakfast – time permitting, of course.
This is a really obvious one but imma just say it anyways. Go to sleep early. Which is something I actually LOVE at this point in my life. Is this what #adulting is? Pampering yourself with a little skin care sesh & hopping into bed by 10pm sounds like a fun night to me, so I guess so.
Give yourself a routine. I’ve started working out with my favourite gym/hiking buddy a few times a week, and this helps. so. damn. much. Seriously – she is the only one who can make me race out of bed for a 7am gym date. Having a partner helps motivate you to get up and also holds you accountable (something I totally need when the temptation to hit snooze and doze off is all too real).
This one’s a bonus, but if you find something soft and comfy to wear to bed – like these Victoria’s Secret pajamas – I promise you’ll wake up happier.
Those are all my tips on helping you become a morning person! Trust me, it was hard at first but now I love waking up early – I feel so much more productive, even more so if I can squeeze in a workout before I head to work. If you’re curious about my morning routine, you can read about it here.
How do you get yourself up and out of bed in the morning? Let me know in the comments!
Photography by Tylor Key-Carr