Yeah the mornings suck! But let’s face it: what in this world can you do about it when you have to go to work, go take that test, be the first in like to get that thing you want (KFC chicken)? Your best option here would be to own it, love it and make the best out of it. I’m going to talk about the four fool proof ways you can help turn yourself into a morning person and love everyday.
If there is one thing equipped with the powers to effectively kicking you out of bed in the morning, and also being the main thing that wakes you up from bed, it should be your goals. Here’s how I do it: I spend the night before reminding myself about all the things are achieved (big or small) that day and spend my last minutes planning out all the stuff I want to get done the next day (it could include the things I couldn’t finish up). With that, the first thing that pops up in my mind is the to-do list I prepared mentally for the day which pumps me to go achieve something and make myself proud! The "Nancy Dolittle and 13 others who commented on Portia Poor’s photo" doesn’t really do it for me. Setting goals and taking steps to achieve them boosts your confidence, keeps you on the go and makes Monday look like a Friday. After some time, I didn’t even need an alarm to get me out of bed since I could even just open my eyes about an hour and half before my wake time simply because I already got stuff on my mind I wanted to accomplish.
Cultivating a fun morning habit that causes you to think or move every part of your body really helps. On my lazy days, I wake up, go take a glass of water and step out into the sun for at least 3 minutes to observe how 'alive' everything is. Mine doesn’t really seem like fun but you can do something more interesting like flipping a coin and trying to guess the outcome for up to three times or something- you’re smart, you can figure something out. This is like a morning cardio for your mind and body, to get it ready to do some real work.
Scientists have recently discovered that not hitting the snooze button can also dramatically increase your chances of becoming a morning person. Duh- I don’t think that was supposed to be hard to figure out!
One of the most important things which should play a key role in your waking up every morning should be gratitude and empathy for yourself, everything you do, achieve or loose. You can’t be happy about the day if you’re not happy about yourself and what you’re doing with your life. So if you don’t know what you want to do, go do everything till you finally choose, or if you think you suck at what you do, then let me tell you that everyone sucks at something too so go continue learning and practicing! Self-happiness is a strong force that draws other good things towards you.
I didn’t write this to give a long list talking about what time you should sleep, what to do with your lights and all that because the first and most important changes we should be making are those within ourselves. It is then and only then, would the outward changes assist us and prove effective. If you have any bad ass tactics you use, don’t be selfish and share with us in the comments.
@Sarah your app seems really cool and useful; a very good way to activate your mind a body. Hopefully you would be able to wake up more comfortably without an app or something of that sort.