The early bird gets the worm. If you want to achieve your goals, you should get an active start to your day. Find out how to go from being a later riser to a morning person with our four easy tips.
1. Meal prep your breakfast
Allowing five minutes the night before for meal prepping can save you a lot of stress and time the next morning. Take this creamy chia pudding in a jar, for example. All you have to do is whip it up and put it in the refrigerator. Tomorrow’s breakfast can be that simple.
2. Do your workout in the morning
An hour of spinning, 20 minutes of bodyweight training, or a quick yoga session: a morning workout is healthy for your body, can brighten your mood, and give you a natural energy boost. And who couldn’t use some additional energy when you have to get up early, right? The best thing about morning workouts is that you’ve already done your exercise for the day and have something to be proud of.
3. Work out with friends
No matter whether it’s in the gym, the yard, or a park: there’s always somewhere to exercise. Have you tried getting a friend to join you? There are lots of benefits to working out with your friends. Put it in your calendars and you’ll be less likely to skip – even when you don’t feel like it! You will see how much better you feel after a morning workout and you can get a jump on your work day.
What is the best time to go to bed?
It depends on when you have to wake up the next morning. Understand your sleep cycles better with the Sleep Cycle Calculator and wake up feeling refreshed.
4. Stop hitting the snooze button
We all know how tempting it is to hit the snooze button early in the morning. But if you really want to become a morning person, you’ll have to start resisting the call of the snooze. When your alarm goes off, just get out of bed and use the extra ten minutes for you. Put your cell phone down and enjoy the pleasure of drinking a cup of coffee or tea. Relax and think of everything you would like to achieve today. Or try writing down your gratitudes for the day. A morning routine like this can help you be more active in the morning, start the day with a natural energy boost and a plan.