There’s a myth circling that getting out of bed doesn’t have to be the worst part of your day. Sure, for some people the sight of the sun is a daily gift from mother nature. For the rest of us it requires ample serves of coffee to perk up the personality. We searched high and low to find out from that other breed of human, the kind who like mornings, how to change your mind on the early hours of the day.
Do something creative
Start every morning with time to yourself to relax. Lisa Murray from Creative Alchemi recommends any quick task that will get you “tuned into your creative juices”. The good news is there’s plenty of ways to set aside some me-time. Try your hand at adult colouring, journal writing or sketching. Find out more on Lisa on Facebook and Twitter.
Upgrade your bed
It sounds too obvious to be true but for many of us the mornings are fretful thanks to an uncomfortable bed that’s keeping us awake. Investing in a soft mattress is going to give you the good nights sleep you so desperately crave. Upgrading to a bigger or better bed frame can also do wonders for your ability to doze off.
Fuel your body first thing
We all know how important breakfast is to start your day but there’s another habit you should be keeping. Drinking a full glass of water straight after waking up is a great way to get your body moving. If you think of your body like a car it needs a kick-start first thing to warm up its engines.
Make it a habit
Most of us are familiar with the idea it takes around 3 weeks to turn something into a habit. But the real magic happens after the 21 day finish line. Transformation coach Jenn Turnham has a Bachelor of Psychology and says it actually takes closer to 30 days for a habit to properly be formed. The final 9-10 days is where you’ll start enjoying getting up early and feel like you’ve conquered the morning struggle. Start marking the calendar and after a month your morning routine will feel like a joy, not a chore. For more morning tips from Jenn check out her blog or follow her on Facebook.
Turn off the tech
We’ve heard it all before but it can’t hurt to hear again. Clutching onto those phones and screens until the eyes droop closed is terrible for your health and sleep patterns. Go retro; read a book instead.
Here’s hoping at least one of these tips is just what you need to make those early hours of the morning the best ones of your day.