8 Effective Ways To Become A Morning Person


As a person who’s suffered from Insomnia all her life, trust me when I say waking up early is not a walk in the park. Over the past few months, I’ve startled my sleeping puppy several times with my (a little more than audible) curses when I have to wake up early in the morning. As comfortable as the covers are, I know that responsibilities await me, and the house isn’t going to clean itself. However strong the reason was, it wasn’t enough to convince me to wake up early. Until, one day, it struck me! I must have something to look forward to in the mornings that would give me the incentive to wake up!

With that in mind, I prepared a list of things (I absolutely love doing) and did them every morning. I have managed to wake up at 6:00 am every day for the past week without an alarm clock, only because I’ve changed my morning routine. It is one I look forward to and cannot skip at any cost! So today, I am sharing some valuable tips that has helped me rise like the early bird. Here they are!

1. Open your curtains and let some natural light in.

If your room is dark, you will convince yourself to sleep some more. Until Mr. Sun makes an entrance, you’re just going to keep hitting that snooze button and sleep snugly under your blanket.

Do. Not. Do. That.

Your blanket will try to persuade you that sleep is good, and a few more minutes won’t hurt. Don’t listen to it. Rise and shine babay!

2. Drink a warm glass of water with Lemon, Ginger and Honey.

This not only wakes you up, but it also clears your digestive system, leaving you light and fresh to take on the world! Additionally, it boosts your immune system, lowers the effects of diabetes, and is your number 1 solution for weight loss! Woohoo!

3. Dance to some Happy Tunes.

A little music in the morning uplifts you. To be honest, you can do the most boring of chores, and won’t even realize how time has flown. I love light and breezy POP. (Oh Michael Jackson, you are never really gone, because you sing in our kitchen every morning) And I dance while I tidy up the house. Now that is something I look forward to EVERY morning!

4. Have a delightfully fulfilling breakfast.

Now this one, is most important dear people. You can NEVER (ever, ever, ever) have a lovely day without a tasty breakfast. I am so glad my husband and I are foodies. We have a variety of breakfast options that always includes eggs (poached|scrambled|fried|sunny side up|boiled) with a savvy side dish (bacon|sausages|salami|pancakes|cereal) and of course we wash it down with a coffee or a sweet cup o’ tea.

5. Pamper your loved ones.

Your morning is yours and yours alone, till the rest of your family wakes up. As much as I try to tiptoe out of my bedroom, I can never do it without waking my puppy. So I get up and give her a morning hug and cuddle before taking her out for a quick walk to relieve herself and then feed her till she can’t eat no more. (Whom am I kidding? Her stomach is a black hole) I then shower my husband with love by making him a hearty breakfast. Waking up to take care of your special someone can be just the inspiration you need to get on your feet!

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6. Catch up with the rest of the world.

This can be done by skimming the headlines. If the newspaper depresses you (yes, it depresses me), then read something uplifting. A few tidbits of a magazine or some juicy articles on the web! Maybe you could catch up on that novel you’ve been meaning to read?

Organize your computer data and allow yourself 10 minutes to catch up with your e-mail. Respond to the ones you need to, put them in folders, and clear your inbox.

7. Sort out your thoughts.

Take about 5 minutes in the morning to write down the things you need to accomplish.  I have a Daily Plan Printable (OCD much?) that I use every day to keep track of the things I need to finish before the day is through. It really helps me keep track of my day. Get it here! And being a forgetful person, I do require it.

8. Exercise.

Okay, the reason I’m putting this as the last one, because I don’t quite love exercising. I get enough activity to keep me active and not become too obese. If you’re not a fan of the ol’ fashioned push-ups, sit-ups etc, just meditate for 5 minutes. This is for those of you who are blessed to sit still for 5 whole minutes. I just play with my dog. That usually accomplishes the whole purpose of exercising.

What is your morning routine? Do you have any tips on waking up early easily? Share your thoughts in the comments below. 🙂 Have a lovely day and see you next week!

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  1. 1
    Terra Dawn

    Love it!!! 🙂 I HATE HATE HATE getting up early…but I freakin’ LOVE mornings! *sigh* I love your idea of planning out a perfect morning. I always do that thing where I say “Tomorrow!! Tomorrow I am going to wake up early…no matter HOW sleepy I am!” I’m thinking I need MORE motivation than that. lol.

    PS….I LOVE this comment area!!! Is it a widget or did it come with your theme? 😀

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      Angela Mary

      Hello Terra,
      I know the feeling. It’s even worse when you watch your family waking up late and you’re the only one up. But I realized it’s an awesome thing because that’s when I get my “me time” to work on my blog and reply to e-mails. You definitely need more motivation. I’d suggest starting with an alarm clock for now. And slowly building the habit. It took a whole week for me, but its totally worth it.
      Lots of love,
      Angela
      P.S. Thank you so much, so glad you love it. The comment section came with the theme. 🙂

    • 4
      Angela Mary

      Hello Rica,
      You are absolutely right. There’s always tomorrow. I said that to myself every day for the past month while trying to wake up early. And now, I wake up early even on holidays. So yay! I have officially made it a habit. And I’m loving it. Wishing you all the best with yours too!
      Lots of love,
      Angela

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    Allison Arnone

    As a self-proclaimed “night owl” and therefore NOT a morning person, I actually agree with all these tips. I’m one of those, hit-snooze-100-times and wake up frazzled and rushed people and I believe that sets a bad tone for my entire day. Once upon a time I started working out in the mornings and it helped a LOT, but I stopped and switched to nights instead. I think there’s something to be said about getting up earlier than you need to so you can move slowly and methodically and really enjoy things: the morning news, coffee, stretching, etc. NEED to do this!

    • 6
      Angela Mary

      Hello Allison,
      I’m with you on this. I remember designing my wedding invitation at midnight. I finished at 4 in the morning and went to bed. I used to do stuff like this all the time and wake up in the afternoons. But after getting married, those timings didn’t quite work for me because I had a family to take care of. So the sooner my day begins, the better. Being a Night Owl has its pros and cons.
      Pro: You get to work without disturbance.
      Con: You end up missing half of the day due to absurd sleeping hours.
      Glad this helped you! Thank you for your lovely comment.
      Lots of love,
      Angela

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      Angela Mary

      Hello Aiman,
      Sacrificing your sleep can really impact your work the next day. It becomes really difficult to rise in the morning. Glad you loved the post, thank you for your comment.
      Lots of love,
      Angela

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    Rhonda Swan

    These are great thoughts on how to be more of a morning person. It can really help you to get your morning off to a great start. Keep up the great work and live unstoppable!

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