One of the researches done by an Educational Institute in Germany has proved that morning people tend to be more successful and proactive. While the fact that some people’s brain is more active at night is also true, there are multiple benefits of being a morning person.
Morning people get to have some alone time when they can do Yoga and meditation surrounded by the melodious voices of the chirping of the birds. They can also go for a run and make most of their day. Research has proved that morning people are more peaceful, happy, and stable in life.
Many CEO’s and successful people have reported that they wake up early in the morning and also have a “morning ritual.” You can kickstart your day with positive and calm energy if you wake up early and give some time to yourself to think about what you are grateful for today.
Let us look at some techniques through which you can trick yourself into becoming a morning person:
1. WORK ON YOUR SCHEDULE
A daily schedule is something that most people follow i.e. they have a certain routine for the day. It is important to fix your schedule and train your body to wake up early.
The only way morning people get themselves to do it is by forming a habit. When you ask early risers how they wake up early and work out as well, they say the key is to go to bed early.
If you truly want to work on yourself and change your unhealthy lifestyle, you need to stick to a schedule.
2. STOP THE UNNECESSARY SCROLLING
You will be shocked if you recount the number of times you are sleepy but still don’t want to go to bed because you are hooked to your screen.
Once you start with setting an alert to limit your use of technology after about 10 p.m., you will see a significant change in your sleep schedule. Social Media is addictive and can lure you to sleep less and not care about it.
Turn off all the technology and go to bed after reading for 15-20 minutes. It is important to have a good 8-hour sleep along with waking up early; otherwise, it will cause a lot of stress.
3. DECIDE A MORNING RITUAL
A morning ritual does not have to be anything extensive but something that makes you feel positive and productive. Some morning rituals you should practice daily are mentioned below:
- Practice Gratitude: Focus on your life as a whole and think of all the positive and cheerful things you are grateful to the universe for. Recall each big and small thing that has made you happy and graced your everyday living.
- Write down your tasks for the day: It is important to be clear about what you need to do during the day. This will help you become more organized, and you can prioritize these tasks and manage your time better.
- Meditate and listen to soulful music: This will help you calm your body and mind. It will also help you have a positive outlook on the day ahead.
- Have honey with warm water and lemon: This drink will make you feel calm and will flush out the toxins from your body. It also helps to boost the energy level and reduces any pain in the body.
4. DO NOT HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON
As we earlier talked about forming habits, hitting the snooze button every morning is also a habit most people can’t get rid of. It also makes you feel irritated and interrupts your natural sleep cycle.
One effective strategy through which you can resist the snooze button is by keeping your phone afar; this way, you will actually get up trying to reach your phone.
5. START YOUR DAY WITH YOGA, OR A STRENGTHENING WORK OUT AT HOME
It is important to take care of your body and set an aim to exercise at least four mornings per week. A 30-minute solid home workout will leave you feeling energized and will prepare you for the day. If you don’t feel like exercising and doing yoga then a 20-25 minutes’ walk will energize and freshen you up.
6. SLEEP WHEN YOU FEEL TIRED
Sometimes you feel physically exhausted because of an occupied day. Your brain gives you signals that the body and mind should rest and sleep but you often ignore this. Just because of your daily routine of sleeping late at night, you wait for too long to go to bed. It affects your body adversely and makes you feel wired while lying in bed.
7. BREATHE FRESH AIR
Expose yourself to sunlight on a sunny day and get a healthy dose of Vitamin D and breathe fresh air in the morning. During the winter season when the weather is cold, try to get a sun lamp because it helps your brain to think positively and helps in reducing depression and anxiety. It also regulates your body’s chemicals and helps you remain optimistic throughout the day.
8. AVOID PLACING SCREENS IN BEDROOM
Television comes first on the list because people have a habit of watching movies late at night or playing video games. You can become a morning person only when you try not to use a laptop, mobile phones, and other gadgets at night. Most of us spend our whole day looking at these screens. So, it is necessary to make your bedroom a place of relaxation and sleep. Restrict your contact with screens at least an hour before you go to bed.
9. TAKE DINNER SMARTLY
It is often recommended that you should not eat too much as it keeps you awake. The same applies to too much drinking especially alcohol and caffeine. You can try to eat and drink in a balanced manner so that you take a good sleep. You can also try to do a 10 minutes’ walk before you go to bed.
10. GET COMFORTABLE AND COZY
One needs an effective sleeping environment which makes up your mood to sleep early. Appropriate temperature, comfort, silence, and a cool and quiet room add to your sleeping mood and help you take a better sleep. So, get comfortable and cozy to sleep early. This will surely make you a morning person.