How to Become a Morning Person
How many times have you said “I just wish there were more hours in the day”? Or “If only I had more time to do___.” Here’s the thing...you can have more time. You just need to get up earlier. I get it--getting up early sucks. Of course it’s more comfortable to stay snuggled up in your cozy bed. But think of how much you can accomplish if you dedicate an extra 30-60 minutes of uninterrupted time towards your goals. Here are some strategies to make the process of getting up early a little easier:
Go to Bed.
In order to get up early, you’ll have to set some boundaries around your bedtime. Set an alarm on your phone if you need to for when you will start your bedtime routine. Put your phone away, shut off the TV. Dedicate your last 15-20 minutes before bed to do something relaxing like reading, stretching, or meditating. Whatever it is, keep the times consistent. The more consistent you are, the better your body will adapt to your new sleep rhythm.
Start off Slow.
Start by setting your alarm just 5-10 minutes earlier each day. This will allow you to adapt slowly, rather than abruptly waking up at the crack of dawn.
Prepare the Night Before.
Set out your gym clothes, supplements, and meals the night before. The less you have to do in the morning when you’re half asleep, the more you’re able to maximize your time.
Set Multiple Alarms.
Who else is guilty of turning their alarm off or hitting snooze a thousand times? Set multiple alarms if you have to. Make it annoying AF to go back to sleep. And even if you do doze off between alarms, you’ll know that you’re not getting quality sleep during that time so you might as well get up and start your day.
Just like with anything, consistency is KEY. Getting up early is uncomfortable and it’s not going to be easy at first. You might have to drag yourself out of bed. You might be cranky as hell at first. But eventually it becomes easier and you’ll be able to do it without thinking or reasoning with yourself.
When all else fails, chug your Hers pre-workout or Shredded Pump and get your day started!