Most of those that say they aren’t morning people is because they have trouble sleeping and are lacking a schedule. When you wake early in the day, you have more time to get things done. Taking naps interrupts schedules and sleep patterns too.
A good day begins with a great night’s sleep. Make sure you are completely relaxed and have taken some time to wind down. Waking up rested is a great feeling. Not everyone has immediate energy but feeling refreshed is a great start to the day.
Create a Sleep-Wake Schedule
A sleep-wake schedule is important. Set a bed time and a waking time for yourself. Keep this schedule, even on weekends. However, you can adjust the hours a bit on the weekends, maybe by an hour or two so it doesn’t interfere with the weekday schedule much.
Skip the Afternoon Nap
Many people feel sluggish in the afternoon and opt to have a little nap. While this may seem great, it throws off your sleep-wake schedule. This causes a poor night’s sleep and the feeling of being drained or still tired in the morning.
Move the Alarm Clock
Move the alarm clock to the other side of the room. When the alarm clock is right next to the bed, you are more likely to hit the snooze button or turn the alarm off completely. When the alarm goes off, get up and stay up until your scheduled bed time.
Plan a Tantalizing Breakfast
When you have something to look forward to in the morning, that’s more of a reason to get to bed and wake up with the alarm. Plan a great breakfast and get up on time to make sure you have time to make it. Even if it is just a smoothie or simple egg scramble, it will help your day get off to the right start.
Even if you consider yourself to be a night person, transitioning to a daytime lifestyle is not that difficult. Maintaining a schedule is the most important thing you can do to achieve this. Use the five tips above to retrain your brain and become a morning person.