I love mornings, they're my "me time". A time in the day where everything is relaxed and peaceful, nothing has happened yet, my day hasn't fully started and I can spend a little while just being chilled. So, I thought that since I've seen so many people on social media moaning about their mornings recently I thought I would share some tips with you all on how to be a morning person..
|| Go To Sleep Early & Wake Up Early || This was my biggest thing I had to get into the habit of doing. I never used to be a morning person, to be honest with you I hated mornings, it was always the worst part of the day for me because I would get so stressed out about the day ahead and making sure I knew what was happening and how it was going to be achieved, I'd stay up late until the early hours worrying that I wouldn't be able to get everything I needed to be done doing and I'd stay in bed until silly o'clock so I wouldn't have to get up and start it then would run out of hours.
|| Start Your Day Positive || On a good day, I like to listen to a Be Inspired motivation speech video from their YouTube channel. Their videos really motivate me and make my day start off a whole lot better. If you suffer from anxiety, depression, low self-worth or just find it difficult to be positive or get yourself out of bed in the morning I highly recommend checking them out. On a really bad anxious day I like to do a Michael Sealey meditation, my favourite is his "Guided Meditation for Morning Inspiration and Positive Energy" which is a special collaboration with the lovely Elaine Martin.
|| Turn Off Your Alarm || This is the biggest tip which someone gave to me which really helped, instead of snoozing my alarm or sleeping with it next to me or under my pillow I now sleep mobile-free and have it placed on my dresser because I know when my alarm goes off I'm gonna have to get up out of bed to turn it off so I don't even bother pressing snooze because I'm already up and out of bed. On days when I'm struggling to get the motivation to actually get up out of bed to turn it off, I always count down from 5 - 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and on number one I jump up out of bed. It honestly really works!
|| Let Light In || I love opening my curtains and blinds as soon as I am awake of a morning, I love waking up and having the sun shining on my face, it makes me feel refreshed and awake. Letting the brightness into your morning is basically letting brightness into your day and your life. I personally find that the brighter the room is by natural light, the happier and more positive I feel. I get so much blogging done with when I'm in a light, bright room.
|| Have A Good Healthy Breakfast || Filling your body with a big yummy breakfast of a morning sets you up for the whole day. If you're like me and don't really feel like eating anything at all of a morning then munch on a piece of fruit or make yourself a smoothie. Try not to have something which is filled with too much sugar otherwise within an hour or so you'll have a mega sugar crash and won't feel like doing anything.
|| Listen To Something You Love || Making a morning playlist on spotify or itunes is such a great thing as you can get up and put your playlist on, play some of your favourite music and have a little bit of a dance whilst going about your day. If you're not really into listening to music of a morning but need some motivation then why not listen to a Be Inspired video on YouTube? They're some of my favourite videos to listen to of a morning as they make me feel so motivated.
Are you a morning person? Do you think any of these tips will help you be? Are there any other things that I haven't listed you do of a morning which helps you? Let me know in the comments..