Good morning sunshine! They say the early bird gets the worm, and I have to agree! I feel like I have so much more energy and am amazingly productive when I wake up early.  Here is how to start your day off on a cheery foot!

  1. Start with positivity: When you wake up, don’t focus on the negative, give yourself some affirmation! Instead of thinking of how early it is and how tired you are, remind yourself of all of the things you have to be thankful for and thank God for giving you another (4)
  2. Don’t snooze: Studies have found that hitting the snooze button can actually make you even more tired. Try getting to bed about 30 minutes earlier, putting your alarm across the room so you have to get up to turn it off, and don’t use your phone at least 90 minutes before heading to bed!
  3. Shower time: Take a nice steamy shower. Use this time to zone out, plan your day, or get a little prayer in!
  4. Sweat it out: Research shows that exercising in the A.M. leads to better sleep, helps you be more productive, and puts you in a great mood! And, it also ensures that you actually DO work out, so you cannot say “I just ran out of time!” at the end of the day.

Now you, too, can be a morning person!

XOXO, Chels