I don’t think it is physically possible for me to be a morning person. This may be a problem in the coming college years! I would definitely consider myself a night owl. I get my best video ideas and editing done during the night time. Unfortunately, this causes my mornings to be not so fun. Waking up early can actually increase productivity, and improve your health and make you more optimistic! Here is how to trick your body into become a morning person.
- Sleep with your head elevated and spine aligned: When you wake up fully rested, you are bound to have a great morning. Sleeping with your head elevated and spine supported leads to better sleep and less pain during the day.
- Motivate yourself with food: That’s right, bribe yourself shamlessly. Plan out your breakfast the night before, like a yummy breakfast sandwich or a fruity protein shake, and give yourself something to look forward to when you wake up. Also, have your coffee pot scheduled to start brewing in the morning so you wake up to the smell of fresh coffee. MMmmmm.
- Get a new before-bed hobby: Do something before bed that doesn’t use a screen. I have talked about “blue light” before, which is a type of light your phone, laptop, and TV screens give off that can stop melatonin release. This inhibits a restful sleep! Instead of having before-bed screen time, read a book or color in a coloring book to calm you down.
Good luck on your journey to becoming a morning person! I am right there with you, girl.