I’ve always been a morning person. I don’t remember sleeping much as a teenager either. That was many years ago now! During my early twenties I had multiple shift jobs and dreaded the alarm going off to start the day. Fast forwarding into pregnancy and the early infant days I lost track of my morning and evening routine being exhausted constantly. I have so many tips for you guys and this remains one of my most asked questions.
I have to say that things have gotten a lot easier as my kids have gotten older. The time I do have to rest is important not just for this year but many years to come. We repair on a cellular level when we sleep.
How do I become a morning person and get into my morning routine you ask? I have a few tips here for you and im sure I will do another post to share more.
- Go to sleep early – This makes all the difference in what you feel like in the morning. I try to get in bed around 9 or 10. I’ll usually watch t.v. for a bit before I fall asleep but I do try to be asleep before 10. I love to read before bed too.
- Set your phone on “night mode”- This setting adds an orange tint to your phone screen (opposed to the bright, blue light). The bright blue light of a phone screen is notorious for waking the mind up and making it much harder to sleep. If you tend to wake up in the middle of the night it also really helps let your eyes know, it’s still night time and NOT time to wake up. I usually set mine for 10pm – 5am.
- Don’t snooze! – Probably the most important thing to do to change your mornings. When I do hit snooze, I end up never waking up. Once I’ve allow myself the first snooze, it’s all downhill. It’s really something you have to train yourself to do at first, but it does become routine eventually!
- Lay your clothes out- If you workout in the mornings, laying your clothes out the night before will help your morning run a little smoother. I put my clothes right by my vanity so I know exactly where everything is when I’m a little tired and groggy in the morning. One less thing to think about in the morning is always a win.
When I wake up in the morning I take a few minutes for myself in a “mini selfceare routine” I sometimes dry brush or jade roll. I keep a 1 litre water bottle at my bedside table to start the detoxification process.
I hope these tips help you and I will make sure to add to the tips in the coming weeks.