7 Simple Tips To Become A Morning Person

I love mornings. I really do. But this wasn’t always the case. Becoming a morning person was kind of a daunting task because when people told you they are up at 5 my first thought was, “Are you crazy?!”


I used to sleep till noon (sometimes even later..) but then I realized that I’m wasting half of my day and missing out on my creative peak time! Not to mention how quiet the world is first thing in the morning. I love the night time and called myself a night owl for years but when I started tying in my sporadic moods and laziness I realized it was because I had the weirdest sleep schedule. As in I didn’t have one at all creating this forever confusing cycle of  restlessness nights and days full of grogginess and grumpiness.


Since becoming a morning person I have become more positive and productive. Good things to have when you want to have a fulfilling life!


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Here are my 7 tips to become a morning person – because great things happen when you have a quiet morning to yourself.



Go to bed earlier – No brainer but I think it’s easy for us to stay up past our bedtimes when we’re browsing the internet or working on an exciting project. This is going to make me sound old (or young I guess?) but I go to bed at 9:30 every night. Even on weekends if I’m not going out. I need my full 8 hours of sleep or else I never feel really rested.


Set an alarm 15 mins earlier – Every other day set your alarm and extra 15 minutes earlier than you would normally wake up. Do this till you’re away at your desired time. Don’t get discouraged if you hit the snooze button! Just try not to make that a habit. On weekdays I’m awake at 5:45 or 6 and I’m up by 7 on weekends. I really love waking up early!


Have something to look forward to – Whether it’s a cup of coffee or a yummy breakfast find something you can’t wait to wake up to. Find something you enjoy doing in the mornings. What wakes me up in the morning? Coffee, food, and writing. I’m at my most creative in the morning so I never want to sleep in because by 12 o’clock my brain turns into a potato and it takes a little more effort to be creative which is never a good thing


Nix the caffeine – Not all together of course unless you’re one of those unicorn people who don’t drink coffee. My absolute cut off time for coffee in 1 o’clock in the afternoon. If I drink coffee after this I do notice a little bit more effort in falling asleep and you don’t want that if you want to become a morning person


Have a spoonful of peanut butter before bed – As if you need another excuse to eat more PB but incase you do need some convincing, peanut butter is said to help slow digestion down and help keep nighttime hunger at bay. Who else gets nighttime munchies?


Move electronics out of the bedroom – Technology messes with our inner zen and when we have TV’s in our bedrooms (this goes for laptops to) our body gets confused. Your bedroom should only be used for sleeping. If we watch TV in our bedroom our bodies will think our bedrooms are meant for being awake and alert diminishing your chances for a good nights sleep. Keep technology out of the bedroom.


Get up and get active – Working out in the morning gets your brain flowing and releases bad toxins from your body. You’re also more likely to eat healthier during the day and having a good workout helps use up extra energy helping you fall asleep better and faster. Aim for 30 minutes of exercise a day! Walking and yoga count.

Are you a morning person? What do you do to help get your bum out of bed in the morning? Also what do you think of the Sunday Series so far? Liking it or think it’s weird? Let me know I love the feedback! 

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  • Reply
    Growing Positive
    September 5, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Some really good tips here! Definitely gonna be trying some of these. I’ve always been such a night owl but like you said, you end up feeling lazy and groggy. I actually get up past noon sometimes unless I have a reason to get up early. I like the zen-idea of having your bedroom just for sleeping, and the peanut butter seems interesing. I always get munchies in the night!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing

    Growing Positive

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      September 10, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      You’ll have to let me know if they work for you! Ya it’s definitely a hard cycle to break out of I actually found that when I was jet lagged and kept waking up at 4:30 in the morning I was so much more productive and just felt better even though I was sleepy so since then I’ve just started waking up early. Maybe you should go on a trip and get jet lagged! 😛
      Let me know if you turn into an early bird!

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    September 1, 2015 at 1:09 am

    Ah! Fantastic tips Shelby! I am so not a morning person, never have been. It takes me ages to get sleepy at night, and then in the mornings, the last thing I want to do is wake up. I definitely need a routine. And since I’m back in the city this week, I’m going to try to reboot my lifestyle. I’ll definitely have this post printed out and stuck to the fridge! Aha. But in all seriousness, this is what I’ve needed.

    Chalsie x

    • Reply
      September 3, 2015 at 6:19 pm

      Thanks Chals! Haha I felt your pain once! Trying to pry me out of bed was impossible. Once you get into it it actually feels refreshing to wake up with the sun! The sky’s usually reds and pinks so it’s pretty as well. Let me know how your reboot is going, I’m currently still working on my diet i.e. I ate nachos, cheese cake and FroYo in the span of 12 hours.. whoops


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    Like A Lady
    August 31, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Great tips! I have to admit, I’m not much of an early morning person unless I have to be. I want to be a morning person though, so I’ll give these tips a shot 🙂

    • Reply
      September 3, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      Oh I hope these tips help you! You’ll have to let me know if any of them worked :]



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