This Is How You Can Become A Morning Person

by Divyata Raut
LIFESTYLE  |  March 08, 2018
  • Can you make yourself a morning person?
    1 / 8 Can you make yourself a morning person?

    Unable to understand how some people beam at their desks, radiating positivity every morning? A study from the University of Toronto proves that morning people are much healthier and happier than their night owl counterparts. If you’re looking to kickstart your day with good vibes and happiness, click through to find out exactly how you can make yourself love mornings.

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  • Get 7-8 hours of sleep
    2 / 8 Get 7-8 hours of sleep

    Night owls often run on a few hours of sleep that messes with their sleeping and waking patterns. If that sounds familiar, you can begin adjusting your body clock by preparing a night-time schedule. Instead of rushing through your chores as midnight approaches, plan to wash up and get dressed for bed a few hours after dinner. Ideally, you’re in bed by 11 pm as that will energise you to begin preparing for work at 6 or 7 am the following day. 

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  • Don't snooze
    3 / 8 Don't snooze

    If you have set your alarm clock for 7 am, do not click the snooze button. Depending on how long your snooze setting ticks off again, pressing it several times could already put you half an hour behind schedule. The hardest part of your morning routine is getting out of bed, so avoid the temptation of snoozing and wake up already!

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  • Drink some water
    4 / 8 Drink some water

    Feeling irritated and groggy? Forget about your snug blanket and bring yourself to the kitchen. Drinking up two tall glasses of water ought to fire up your metabolism and alert your body to be active as the day has just begun. It also makes a huge difference to your mood and energy. 

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  • Don’t have coffee first thing in the morning
    5 / 8 Don’t have coffee first thing in the morning

    Sadly, yes, you read it right. The reason your body clock might be finding it difficult to relax at night could be because you have coffee first thing every morning. As our body’s natural circadian cycle wakes our body up during the first few hours of the morning, confusing it with caffeine increases your dependence on the drink. Instead, reserve your cup of Joe for after 9.30 am and you’ll find it much easier to fall asleep at night.  

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  • Prepare a delicious breakfast
    6 / 8 Prepare a delicious breakfast

    Prepare a delicious and healthy breakfast that you look forward to eating every day. It’s as simple as storing pre-made banana and oatmeal pancake batter in the refrigerator for a yummy treat that can be made within 5 minutes. Or, whip up some eggs and a nice cup of tea that you won’t mind leaving your bed for!

    (Also read: 10 Healthy Breakfast Ideas With Minimal Preparation Time) 

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  • Meditate after waking up
    7 / 8 Meditate after waking up

    Morning people say that the best part about waking up early is the peace and quiet they get to savour. After washing up and brushing your teeth, find a quiet spot in your house and seek happiness in the serene environment. Take a few deep breaths and find solace in the fact that you’re awake right before everyone in your quiet neighbourhood starts bustling to get to work. Trust us, this peace is beautiful!

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  • Give yourself time to adjust
    8 / 8 Give yourself time to adjust

    Do not worry if you find it challenging to adjust to your early morning schedule immediately. Our bodies take time to ease into a new scheme of things, so if you are used to waking up at 9 or 10 am every morning, do not immediately set your alarm for 6 am the next day. Fall slowly into your new routine by achieving some progress each day. Good luck with your early rising endeavours!

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