Do you wake up and jump out of bed … or do you linger under the covers, smacking “snooze” on the alarm clock? Most Days I am the sort to say “Good Morning God!” but there are an occasional day that the words come out more like “Oh God…it’s morning.”

Whether or not you’re a “morning person”, you can improve the first few hours of your day.

Here’s how

  • Get Everything Ready the Night Before

An easy way to get your morning off to a great start is to put things ready before you go to bed. Sort out those papers. Pack your gym kit into a bag. Put your cereal bowl and box on the kitchen counter. Oh, and, charge the phone and set out the car keys. That way, you can get your day off to a great start.

  • Go to Bed Earlier

This is something I have been doing for about a month now. It’s not always easy and I can make one excuse after another, but setting alarms really helps. I have one set for “15 minutes until Bed!” and this helps me wind down what I am doing and transition.

  • Don’t Eat a Heavy Meal Before Bed

It’s easy to fix this one: either eat earlier (say, at 7pm instead of 8pm) or have a lighter evening meal. If you find that you’re hungry again before bed time, a light snack like a banana, a bowl of oatmeal or a glass of milk can help you drop off.

  • Write an Action List for Your Day
    It’s hard to get up ready to rock some days. One great way to feel energized about your day is to plan properly: write an action list during the afternoon or evening, so that you know what tasks you’ll be tackling. 
  • Get Up When Your Alarm Goes Off
    One of the worst ways to start your day is by lying in bed, dozing fitfully, hitting “snooze” on your alarm clock. You know that you should be getting up, so you feel guilty and grumpy before you’re even out of bed. The extra sleep doesn’t make you feel any better rested, either. 

Do you struggle with mornings, or do you bounce out of bed, full of energy? Share your tips and tricks in the comments below…

Wake up, wake up if it’s all you do
Look out, look inside of you
It’s not what you lost
It’s what you’ll gain raising your voice in the rain
Wake up your dream and make it true
Look out, look inside of you
It’s not what you lost
Relight that spark, time to come out of the dark
Wake up, wake up


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