The early bird catches the worm: How to become a ‘morning person’ and make the most out of your day

It’s no secret that the most successful people claim to be early birds, up at the crack of dawn and completing most of their daily tasks before mid day. Becoming a morning person can seem impossible at times, but here are some top tips for getting up early and starting your day off in the best way. Let’s start with the obvious…

On average adults need around 7-9 hours of sleep. You can’t start your morning right without a decent amount of sleep. Sleeping early isn’t easy for most of us, but once you start to get your body into a regular routine it becomes much easier. If you are struggling to sleep then turn off the TV, put your phone away and turn down the lights. Practice breathing exercises while lying in bed is the best way to send your body to sleep. Try doing some gentle exercise in the evenings to wind your body in preparation for a good nights sleep.

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Even a five minute workout in the morning can help you to be more productive. The best way to start your day is by waking up your body. Exercising in the morning enhances your metabolism, and engages your mind and body – like a natural substitute for your morning cup of coffee. So get moving as soon as possible. Try our at home workouts, so you can get started as soon as you wake up Check out my YouTube channel here!

Organise a routine and stick to it. Get up at the same time every day and try to go to bed at the same time to. It won’t take long for your body to get used to being woken up at a certain time, you will soon start notice that you wake up more naturally and feeling less tired. Along with a routine, you need to plan your day. Make it one of your priorities before bed or as soon as you get up to make a plan for the rest of the day. Create a list on  your phone or write it down, it helps to see what needs to be done so that you can prioritise your tasks for the day.
Start your day off with some upbeat, happy music. Something that gets you moving. Create a ready made playlist and put it on while you get ready. It’s the quickest way to engage your brain and get it working in the mornings, instantly waking you up.
The food you eat has a huge impact on your body, particularly how you sleep and how you will feel when you wake up.  Try to cut out any sugar before bed so that it doesn’t impact your sleep. Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Get yourself into a habit of having an easy to make breakfast ready in the mornings. Eggs or oatmeal with fruit is the best option for a hearty breakfast that can keep you going while you start your day.

Words contributed by: Kira Crabtree

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