Sunday, 17 September 2017

How To Become A Morning Person 










Everybody always talks about either being a morning person or a night owl - you’re either one or the other. But that doesn't mean to say that you can’t make simple adjustments to become more of a morning person. For me personally, I am 100% a morning person. I’d much rather be up early, making the most of my mornings and heading to bed early. That said, I’m all about being a night owl when alcohol and dancing are involved!

I wanted to share with you some simple tips that I use to help motivate me in the morning and hopefully shift you into more of a morning person.

1. Get to bed at a decent time
This might sound blindingly obvious, but so many people complain about their sleep but don't get to bed at a decent time. My ‘wind down’ time starts from about 9 pm. I will watch my favourite TV, scroll through social media or read a book. I always aim to be in bed by 10 pm latest and asleep by 10:30. This might sound early to some, but getting between 7 and 8 hours sleep really helps me to be a morning person, and with an alarm set for 6 am, this bedtime is a must.


2. Ensure your bedroom is a place that you can relax
For me, my bedroom is like a sanctuary. I try to ensure that it is a place that I feel calm and comfortable, in order to get a good nights sleep. I like to keep clutter to a minimum, so I always try and tidy my bedroom before I go to bed. I also feel it’s important to have my room at a comfortable temperature, whether that's a window open in summer or an extra blanket for winter. Finally, my must have is a blackout blind. This isn't so much of an issue now we're heading into Autumn/Winter, but it is a godsend in the Spring/Summer where it helps me to stay asleep that bit longer.

3. Stay away from that snooze button
I am not going to be that person who is going to tell you that you need to get out of bed straight away. Because let’s be honest, who can actually do that? What I mean is ensure you wake yourself up straight away. Snoozing puts you in a false sense of security, and it's even more painful when the alarm goes off again. As soon as my alarm goes off, I grab my phone and have a scroll through social media for 5/10 minutes before getting out of bed. Some people may argue that this isn't the best way to start your day. But it helps me to slowly wake up without the pain of having to get straight out of bed.

4. Hydrate yourself 
Whilst I may be a morning person, that doesn't mean that I don't still feel groggy when I first wake up. I find a glass of water really helps to wake me up and get my brain working. As part of my evening routine, I will always take a glass of water to bed with me. It’s then this glass of water that I will chug down, even before getting out of bed. If you're not a water fan like me, try adding lemon, cucumber or strawberries to the water to make it taste a little bit better!


5. Shower/Cleanse your face
There is nothing better than a splash of water on your face to fully bring you into the day. For me, I shower before bed rather in the morning. I get up at 6 am, I don't need to get up any earlier to shower!! So, it’s very important for me to wash and cleanse my face in the morning to really wake me up. I love to use Vitamin C cleansers as I find they really invigorate my skin, further helping to feel motivated for the day ahead.

Whilst I’m not perfect, and there are days that I have to drag myself out of bed, these tips and tricks really help me to get up and get going with the day. I hope they can help you too. 

What are your tips for being more of a morning person? I'd love for you to share them with me in the comments,  or via Instagram/Twitter.
Love, Kate xx
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  1. Since leaving university I've started to head to bed around 10pm and get up early in the morning, and I'm so angry I didn't get into this habit years ago! I also try to get dressed early on in the day - the longer I stay in pyjamas, the groggier I end up feeling throughout the rest of the day and I feel a lot less motivated to work! Even if I get changed into comfy clothes/pyjamas early in the evening, getting dressed in the morning makes a big difference to me.

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    1. It makes such a difference getting into a routine doesn’t it. You’re so right about the pyjamas thing though, I’ve never thought about it before. They days I stay in my pjs (like today!) I’m the least productive. I’ll definitely be taking that tip on board. Thank you!!

      Kate xx

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  2. I love it when I manage to sieze the day at 6am but it's not always the case! You've inspired to go an tidy my bedroom now haha! Thanks Kate xxx imogen

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