Let’s face it, the sound of the alarm clock at 6 am is not necessarily music to anyone’s ears, and if you’ve spent 2 hours of your bedtime struggling to fall asleep, the last thing you want to hear is that haunting chime that resounds the promise of sleep deprivation. If you had your way, you’d slam it silent and doze for all of eternity. Unfortunately, smashing the screen of an iPhone is never a good idea. If you struggle with daybreaks as much as I do, here’s how to be a morning person when you really don’t like morning
Doing a workout routine first thing in the morning can help wake up your senses and get you ready to start your day. It doesn’t have to be anything overtly strenuous or time-consuming. You can choose your workout to suit whatever you’re naturally into. If you like swimming, try taking a dip before you go to work. If you have a dog, get their walk out of the way early. The stretch usually does the trick for me.
Eat Your Protein
If you want to get rid of that sluggish feeling in the morning, try going heavy on the protein and light on the carbohydrates. It has been scientifically proven that having protein for breakfast optimizes the brain’s responsiveness, helping you stay awake, energized and ready for the day.
Get Lots of Light
You know that thing you were told about, morning sunlight in physical education class? Totally true. Light is good for us in many ways. In addition to providing us with all the Vitamin D, we could need, it also prevents our body from making melatonin, the sleep hormone. This means that the more light you get, the less tired you’ll feel when you first wake up. If you wake up too early to catch the natural light, try using artificial light instead.
Getting up early doesn’t have to be a drag. If you train your body to look forward to the mornings, with your established patterns, exercises, and protein-packed breakfast you’ll be up and running errands in no time. If you can do these consistently for 7 days in a row, you’d easily fall into the habit.
Has any of these tips worked for you? Let us know in the comment section.