4 Tips for Becoming a Productive Morning Person
According to the researchers and authors of the “The Body Clock Guide to Better Health,” only 1 in 10 people can truly be categorized as an early riser, only 2 in 10 can be categorized as night owls, and the rest of us fall (asleep) somewhere in the middle. The good news is each of us can retrain our bodies to rise earlier, and start our workday feeling more refreshed and more productive. If you have trouble with a morning routine, here are four tips to try:
Start off slow. Go to bed 15 minutes earlier than usual and wake up 15 minutes sooner to ease your body into the transition. Once you’ve adjusted, repeat these quarter-hour increment changes until you awake at your preferred time.
You snooze, you lose. When you repeatedly hit the snooze button, you’re not actually getting more sleep. Instead, you’re disrupting physiological waking patterns, and it could cause you to feel more groggy the rest of the day. Place your alarm well out of arm’s reach, so you have to get up to turn it off.
Prepare the night before. Select your clothes, pack your gym bag, plan your breakfast and make your lunch. This will allow you to ease into the morning without rushing to get too many things done at once.
Don’t ignore your stomach. Going to bed too full or too hungry can disrupt sleep. (Likewise, drinking too much liquid can keep you awake, too). See these before-bed snack ideas to keep your stomach satisfied until breakfast.
Want even more ideas? Here are 15 additional ways you can train yourself to be an early riser. Starting each morning off right often hinges on how well you prepare the night before. Make it easier to expend your morning mental energy on productive work. Try these tips for becoming a morning person.
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Sources: Daily Burn, Fitness Magazine, Prevention