Whether you have to wake up early for work and are really struggling to make this a positive experience or you want to make the most of your day and are envious of all of those chipper “morning people”, we’ve created a list to help you make this dream a reality. The benefits of waking up early are endless and include mental clarity, productivity, and improved quality of sleep, all of which can become addictive once your body gets used to it. If you’re fulfilled with the way your routine is now, then stick to it. But if you’re looking to make a change in your lifestyle maybe this is for you.
Here are 6 enjoyable ways to make this transition:
When waking up at 6 AM, the last thing you want to be thinking about is making your lunch or stressing over everything you have to do that day. Starting the day with a clear mind and having everything for your day already laid out for you is ideal.
EXERCISE TO ENERGIZE
Working out in the morning will increase your productivity because you will have that extra boost of energy in your system. Starting your morning with a sweat will help clear your mind and make you feel accomplished and ready to tackle the rest of your goals for that day.
MAKE IT EXCITING
Make your morning something that you fall asleep excited to wake up for. You may be thinking…“well I just have to get up and go to work and that’s not exciting.” Life is all about what you make of it. Focus on little things that bring you joy.
FIND A BUDDY
I’m sure you’re not the only one with a goal to wake up earlier. Find someone in the same boat as you and hold each other to it! We are much more likely to do something when we know we’re letting someone else down if we don’t.
Like any real change you want to make in your life, you are going to have to commit to make it work. That’s not to say you should feel guilty about sleeping in one day or staying up too late. Just don’t get discouraged by one or two slip ups and bounce back into your preferred routine as soon as possible. The more you implement a habit the easier it becomes.
Written by: Katelyn Stewart
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