While it is true that we all have a certain time of day that we feel our most energetic and awake, there are things you can do to alter that. If you are not a morning person and you want to be there are things you can do to change that about yourself. There are good and bad things about each type of day that is best for you but as a general rule, a morning person is more productive.
If you want to become more of a morning person, you need to go to bed at night. It makes sense that you are not going to want to rise and shine if you don’t get in bed till the sun is coming up. Try to push your bedtime back until you are getting at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night before you have to get up in the morning.
Take a shower when you wake up. It sounds like a simple tip but it really does help you to get awake and rejuvenated for the day. It is sort of like having a caffeinated beverage but without the side effects that a soda or a cup of coffee can leave behind.
Resolving to be productive in the mornings is a big step toward becoming a morning person. A natural morning person gets up and gets busy in a hurry. They don’t liner over a second cup of coffee or let their day be eaten away by watching talk shows. Make a plan of what you want to accomplish by lunchtime and stick to it. Having a deadline can help you to stay motivated to stay on task and get more accomplished.
While you may never change the time of day that you feel naturally most awake, you can help yourself feel more like a morning person with these tips.
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