Happy Wednesday loves!
Growing up, I was never a morning person, but as the years have gone on, I have slowly grown into be one. Now with classes in full swing, it’s time to start getting myself back to getting up early and being my most productive self instead of being lazy in bed watching Gilmore Girls all morning. Luckily, this semester my earliest class is at 10am, which isn’t horrible but I do have mostly night classes which leads to me getting lazy most days. I may not have the perfect formula to becoming a morning person, but I’m sharing some of my favorite ways to way up earlier, feel more energized, and just have a happier day!
Prepare for the week on Sunday
I’ll be doing a post on this a little later on but this makes such a big difference! Do your laundry and check the weather~ every week is completely different in CA so it’s so important to have a wide variety of outfits on hand. I always have my backpack filled for the week and then add/takeout my notebook and computer so I can minimize stress throughout the week!
Go to bed Early & Wake Up Early
Honestly if I could spend all night binge-watching The Good Wife on Amazon and wake up feeling super energetic and functioning, I would. But thats not the case. As tempting as it is, I try to budget myself for 8 hours of sleep – so when I want to go to wake up at 7, I go to bed at 11. I know this is the last thing you want to hear, but waking up earlier will give you more time to get ready for your day. You will feel less rushed and can enjoy your morning routine rather than dread it. I always feel so much more productive (once the coffee kicks in)!
I like to keep a list of a motivational quotes on my computer, my phone, in my planner, and by my bed so I can always have a little bit on inspo! When I have the time, I love going ont Pinterest to get myself ready for the day!
Forget about the Snooze Button
I’ve turned off the ‘snooze’ function on my alarm and let’s just say it works wonders for me. It may seem super rewarding when you are hitting the snooze button 4+ times but most of the time you won’t get any quality sleep after you’re finally awake and you will wake up even more tired. Put your phone/alarm across the room or find an annoying one that doesn’t turn off until you chase it.
Right when I wake up is definitely not when I feel most energized even if I’ve gotten plenty of sleep the night before. Stretching right when you wake up will help you to move around a bit and slowly get your body ready for the day. Not to forget to mention how good it feels to take some time to stretch in the morning!
Force Yourself Out of Bed
When all else fails, turn your alarm to 7am and force yourself to wake up early. It takes 21 days to form a habit so start today. Schedule your classes, work, exercise, and meetings early so that way it forces you to wake up earlier. Once you get a hang of it, it’ll become a habit that will be tricky to kick.
Yayayay for waking up early and being energized and productive!! What are your fav tips for waking up early, feeling more energized, and being more productive?!?