1. Find a breakfast routine you look forward to every morning. I’m hungry right when I wake up. Knowing there’s only 10 minutes between me and turkey breakfast sausage, peanut butter toast and an omelet, gets my booty out of bed most mornings.
2. Set your alarm to your favorite song. My favorite song puts me in a good mood no matter what I’m doing. It’s bound to be a brighter start to the day if it’s the first thing I hear.
3. Ease into it. Start waking up 20-30 minutes earlier one week and the weeks to follow make it earlier and earlier. This will help your body to adapt. You wont feel zonked mid day and eventually you wont even notice a difference when you wake up at 5:30 every day!
4. Listen to personal development or a motivational speech/audio book when you’re getting ready in the morning, or even before you climb out of bed.
5. Pack everything up the night before and lay out your clothes so you’re not in a rush. There’s nothing worse then being late from sleeping in and not having your shit together. Make it easier on yourself and pack up the night before.
6. Set your alarm a half hour before you need to get up and scroll through social media before the urgency of jumping out of bed sneaks up on you. I set my alarm in 3 30 minute increments. This gives me the warning and prepares my body for waking up. By the second alarm I scroll through social media and see what the world is up to at 6:00 am. Most days I come across something as little as a friend dressed and ready to go with her coffee in hand, that gets me moving!
7. Set the coffee pot up the night before with the water and grinds so you just have to click a button for your brew. Nuff said.
8. Right your to-do list and goals for the day in the notes on your phone. This always gets my adrenaline going for a productive day!
9. Put your bathrobe or PJ pants beside the bed before you turn in for the night. I often stay in bed under the warm sheets avoiding the cold frigid air that is waiting to greet me. Throwing on a warm robe solves at least one of my morning problems.
10. Be consistent. Don’t wake up at 6 one morning and 8:30 the next. You need to train your body to adapt to an early wake up time to make it less brutal. Early morning risers often can’t sleep in because their mind has become their alarm clock.