HOW TO BECOME A MORNING PERSON + Free Printable

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How To Become a Morning Person
Learning how to become a morning person has been truly life-changing to me. I am naturally a night owl, even at four years old I was already falling asleep after the rest of my family. I’ve been struggling during all of my school years because waking up in the morning felt like hell to me. Waking up before 11am on weekends wasn’t even an option.  But a couple of years ago, I finally found a way to become a morning person and I now wake up before my alarm even rings. But most importantly, I love it.

I love being able to wake up early in the morning without feeling like dying each time. I love the quietness that only mornings can offer. Being able to do so many things, and spend time on what matters to me. Feeling fresh and ready to face the day with enthusiasm and positivity. By learning how to become a morning person, you could use this extra time in the morning to get better at something you love, read a book you’re passionate about, or work on your own projects maybe? It will allow you to be so much more productive.

It took me YEARS to learn how to become a morning person. I read books, tried several methods, I even tried to go to sleep at 8pm -which is something that never happened to me, even as a kid- in order to be able to wakeup early and be at my best. But nothing really worked. I was following these methods and routines for a week or two, then I was going back to my good old night owl habits. That was until I realized that in order to become a morning person, there is only one thing you really need: it is to love you mornings.

I think the reason why I (and a lot of people) was unable to follow the methods I was reading in books was because they were not mine. They were telling me to do things like working out, meditate, or drinking a glass of cold water as soon as I wake up. Except I do not like working out on a daily basis, I have never been into meditation, and I don’t think anything in the world repulses me more that a cold drink as soon as I wake up. (I am a hot drink kind of person.) Even if those tips have probably proved their efficacy on a lot of people, they didn’t work for me because this is nothing like me.

You cannot maintain a routine that requires you to do things that are nothing like you and that you don’t even like. As I said it sooner, you need to love your morning, you need to be excited about it. Otherwise, why would you even want to get up?

Here are some things you can do to make your morning worth waking up for, and become a real morning person.

 

The night before:

  • Prepare an exciting breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it’s the one that gets you started. Preparing it before going to bed is not only an incredible gain of time, it is also a great way to get excited about it. Pick the things you need to make a tasty breakfast that will make you feel excited about it.

 

  • Pick out your clothes

You can also prepare your clothes in advance. Once again, it a gain of time, and it will make you feel like you actually got you shit together in the morning like “Omg I picked out my clothes the night before, I am such an organized person”! This will make you feeling confident and ready to face your day. That’s how it makes me feel at least. Plus picking out my clothes in advance allows me to choose clothes I really like and feeling pretty the next day, instead of just taking the first thing I find in my closet.

 

  • Write down your morning routine goal

Chances are that it will not be your definitive routine since you’ll probably have to make adjustments along the way. But having an exciting routine goal as a base will help you to actually get up the next morning feeling positive and excited for the day ! That’s better than hitting snooze four times in a row and hating the universe for being so cruel with you. I know that feeling too well !

 

  • Make a to-do list

The to-do list will help you get your priorities straight. I can’t count how many times I got up in the morning knowing I had tons of things to do, but not knowing exactly how many nor where to begin. It’s like moving forward in a dark place; you don’t know where you are, nor where you’re going. Having your to-do list ready will be a huge help in the morning: no need to think about what you have to do for 30 minutes, just follow the list. How easy is that??

 

 

In the morning:

  • Wake up 15 minutes sooner every day

Or every other day if that’s too hard for you. That way you will reach your goal in a couple of days without even noticing it!

 

  • Do the thing you like the most first

Is it reading, working out, meditating, writing, eating breakfast? You need to find something that will make you feel happy to get up. I personally start my day by making a cup of tea and turning my laptop on to read my favorite blogs. If you’re not sure about what you’d like to do, do just five minutes of things you think you’d like. You will soon be decided on what makes you the happier.

 

  • Eat breakfast

I don’t need to tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating something in the morning will get you energized for the rest of the morning. It will be longer than usual since you woke up sooner. If like me you’re having a hard time eating anything as soon as you wake up, eat your breakfast later and remember that it doesn’t have to be huge. I just start with a cup of tea when I wake up, then when my cup is empty, I make another one with a fruit and a cookie. That’s basically all I can eat in the morning. If you enjoy cooking, you can have fun making a colorful healthy breakfast or anything that makes you happy. This is your routine, do whatever makes you feel good !

 

  • Maintain your routine, even on weekends

Once you’ve reached your perfect wake up time, wake up everyday at this hour even on weekends. It’s the only way you will actually maintain it for more than a couple of days/weeks. If you stop following your routine on weekends, chances are that when Monday comes, you will never get back to it. Been there, done that.

 

  • Be positive !

Even if the perspective of getting up when your alarm rings isn’t the most pleasant, keep in mind that starting your day with positivity will always make you more willing to get up and be productive. Write down three positive things about your upcoming day can help you see the bright side.

 

 

Morning Routine printable

 

I created this Morning Routine printable, to help you set your morning routine the way you imagine it. Enter your email below to join the Glitters & Roses community and get your free printable !

 

Becoming a morning person won’t happen over night, it takes a few weeks to get used to this new routine. But it’s definitely worth it ! For knowing what it’s like to be a night owl and a morning person, I can say that I definitely enjoy being a morning person more. I’m never going back to being a night owl !

 

Love,

Emma

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37 thoughts on “HOW TO BECOME A MORNING PERSON + Free Printable

  1. Thanks for sharing, I’m unable to ‘like’ your post thogh. It can be hard to become a morning person if you are not naturally one but glad you found a way that works for you – it is easier i you love being a morning person! I’ve always been a morning person and love the quietness mornings can bring! Peace and blessings 🙂

    1. I agree with you, becoming a morning person is not easy when you are not naturally one, but everything is possible 😀

  2. I’m on a 24 hour work schedule. Mornings kind of, happen. Maybe, the positive motivation masks the negative relationship towards something that occurs every morning? Like work, school, etc. Just trying to build off what you wrote here rather than, “nice blog…”

    1. Thank you for your comment :). I don’t think that a positive motivation necessarily masks a negative relationship toward something that happens every morning. I mean that’s probably what happens for some people, but in my opinion, each person is different and a some people need that positive motivation, not because they are going to have to face something that feels negative to them, but because waking up in the morning is just harder for them than it is for other people regardless of how they feel about what they have to do. For example, the reason why I wake up early every morning is to work on my blog, which is something that I truly love and which I am passionate about. And yet without that positive motivation, most days I would just stay in bed and sleep for two more hours because waking up early is just not a natural thing to me no matter how much I love blogging.
      I really do believe that being a morning person or a night person is a part of who you are and trying to change that is really hard.

  3. I struggle with this also. Will try to fall more in love with my mornings 🙂 Your blog is a refreshing find. We need more people like you that believe in beauty. Too many people today are so jealous of beauty they choose to fall in love with ugliness instead. Thank you for being you.

  4. I am in the same boat! I love the idea of getting up early but actually doing it is always a struggle! I have to get up early everyday for military training so I will definitely try these tips and hopefully it will make the mornings more manageable 🙂

    1. It does the same to me ! I’m kinda proud of myself when I wake up before my alarm rings actually 😂
      Small victories 💪🏻💪🏻

  5. OMG! Are you my twin??? I too absolutely despise mornings! I’m one of those that hit the snooze button too many times to mention. In fact, there have been times where I thought I only hit it once (for a 9 minute snooze) only to hear it going off again AN HOUR LATER! I will definitely be trying most of these methods going forward!

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