Sunday, March 4, 2018

Five Steps To Becoming A Morning Person.


Well, I never thought I would write a post about becoming a morning person. For the longest time, I was quite the opposite. I still feel like I am most productive in the afternoon, but that doesn't mean that I need to waste my mornings or sleep until 10am every day. 

Today I will share you with my five steps that helped me to start the day early and motivated. 

1. Take your time 
I know some people might not have the luxury to schedule extra time for themselves. But if you can, you should really take some time in the morning only for yourself. Don't scroll through your e-mails while trying to finish your breakfast as fast as you can. You will start the day stressed and your day will most likely continue the same way. Try to breathe, relax and you will be so much prepared for the day ahead. 

2. Do what makes you feel good
Whenever I read about people giving tips about what you should or should not do in the morning in order to have a productive day I feel like they are missing one key point: not everyone is the same. For me, I love taking my extra 5 minutes before I get up to scroll through Instagram or see if Asos has a few new dresses that I like. Maybe you like to meditate first thing in the morning, or you like to have an extra long shower. Do what makes you feel good. So you will dread getting up early a little less.

3. Lists
I know I keep preaching about lists all the time. But to be honest, this is the number one thing for me. I like to prepare my to-do's the evening before. And I will write the more 'uncomfortable' ones right at the top. By doing so, I force myself to start with the task that I am most dreading right in the morning and I feel SO much better the rest of the day knowing it's already done. Try it! 

4. Get enough sleep
This is an obvious one, but it's nonetheless vital. If I don't get at least 7 hours of sleep, getting up early is so much harder. So keep track of your sleeping patterns and adjust it if necessary.

5. Say 'no' to snoozing
This is a big one. I used to be the kind of person who would hit snooze 10 times before I would actually get up in hurry. Since I have disabled this function in my alarm I am so much more awake right when the alarm goes off. I think it has to do with you subconscious knowing that you don't have that "security blanket" of your alarm going again in a few minutes. If you fall back asleep then you are in trouble. Now I just grab my phone and scroll through social media while waking up. PS: Your partner will highly appreciate this change. 

Are you a morning person?
xx Lisa


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  1. I am about as far away from being a morning person as you can possibly be. I can even get a good 9 hours sleep and still be so grumpy. It is something that I am trying to work on this year!

    Danielle xx
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  2. These are good tips. I am a morning person for sure. I love everything about the morning time.
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    1. Oh this is great Courtney! Wish I was the same always..

      xx Lisa

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing these great tips!

    Candice | beautycandyloves.co.za

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  4. Great tips! Morning is the best part of the day, so yes I'm morning person! :)

    Ellysa

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  5. Such great and actually doable tips! Will definitely be trying them all out to hopefully join you in the 'Morning People' category!

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  6. Great tips! I also started charging my phone somewhere other than the bedroom so as to keep myself from looking at the screen at night in bed or as soon as I wake up! Really helps!
    Maria Eugenia ☀
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    1. Oh this is perfect! Will try this tonight :)

      xx Lisa

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  7. I'm slowly becoming more of a more person (I think the lighter and brighter mornings are helping) and I love it, I feel like I can get so much more done with my day than if I snooze until 11am/midday...plus 2 of my classes are 9ams so it's good to get into a routine. While I'm still guilty of hitting snooze, I have my alarm set 20 minutes before it should be and let myself snooze it twice before waking up and scrolling through social media, then get up and sort myself out for the day.
    Alicia x
    Aesthetic Obsessed

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    1. Totally agree.. I feel like the brighter mornings are much easier..

      xx Lisa

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  8. Getting enough sleep is definitely a key thing in becoming a morning person! So avoiding going to bed too late is really important - or "scheduling" your bed-time depending on how many hours of sleep you want to get, working backwards. I agree to all of these, and it's fun to see how some things do really work for many people!

    Julia x
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    1. I am so happy you could relate Julia :)

      xx Lisa

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  9. If I have very early start and I get to bed early enough most of the time I will have a great start of the day. I realised with years that going to sleep early is actually cool thing to do! Great post thanks for sharing xx

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    1. So true! Haha seriously a few years back I thought going to sleep early is so boring.. and now I wish I could sleep all the time :)

      xx Lisa

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  10. very interesting post, dear! have a good day!
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  11. Getting enough sleep is so important, if i don't get 7-8 hours sleep I'm grouchy for the rest of the day xx

    Jasmine | https://jasminelaurenfancy.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I am so morning person and the main reason is the breakfast lol. I love breakfast food so much!
    Xoxo, Josipa.

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  13. Great tips and yes I am a morning person. Have a lovely day xoxo Cris
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  14. I wake up every day 7 o'clock before my alarm. I am morning person but on sunday I always wake up 10 because my body need to sometimes lie down more time. Morning time I just need good coffee and I doing stuff from my list :) Thats why I love my life :)
    Great post chum xxxxx

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  15. Definitely need these tips.
    Thanks for sharing.
    xx
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  16. Nice tips dear, and I couldn't agree more, especially on 4 and 5. I feel really good when I get enough sleep, and even better when I get out of bed early in the morning. And yes, snoozing may feel good at the moment, but it definitely hurts your sleep even more.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  17. Didn't realize I have been doing all of these! Great post.

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  18. So with the do what makes you feel good. So important in getting your day off to the best start.

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  19. Love this post and these tips! I also am a lover of lists and to-do's!
    xx jen
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  20. I'm usually a morning person, but since school, I've definitely flipped the switch and starting stay up late to do homework and what not. Love this post!

    Demi | http://demibang.com/

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  21. Omg thank you so much for this post! I have always wanted to be a morning person but never know where to start! I will try these out and DEFINITELY disable my snooze button!m :)
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Thank you! xx