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How To Become A Morning Person

Morning PersonWe always go to bed telling ourselves that we are going to start waking up early and being productive, but does it ever really happen? The answer is probably no. Starting your morning off the right way will set your tone for the rest of the day.

Don’t you ever notice when you’re running late in the morning, or you get a coffee stain on your clothes that the rest of the day follows with bad luck? That’s why becoming a morning person is so vital for the rest of your day.

The first tip to becoming a morning person is an obvious one, actually getting up and out of bed. We all want to keep giving ourselves “10 more minutes” until the last possible second, but morning people never hit that snooze button. A good way to practice this habit is one that starts the night before.

When you are about to get cozy and ready for bed and you go to charge your phone, you should put it on the other side of the room, instead of allowing it to be right next to you. This way in the morning you will actually have to get up from the comfort of your bed to turn that annoying alarm off.

After getting out of bed, it is really easy to contemplate getting back in it. But take some advice: don’t. When asking people that define themselves as ones who enjoy mornings, an answer that may help this problem was found.

Natalie Tauge, senior communication student, said, “The first thing to do every morning is to make your bed that way you won’t want to get back into it, it signifies the start of a new day.”

Another easy way to become a morning person is another one that relates back to the night before.

You obviously won’t be able to get up and start your day off right at an early time if you don’t go to bed early enough. It is important that before a good night’s sleep you have things you may need, examples would be fuzzy pillows, blankets, essential oils, or even a sound machine.

Something that many people may find helpful is drinking a cup of tea before you go to sleep.

Not only can it help your digestive system but it can also calm your body down.

It’s important to wash your face before bed as well. Not only is this a hygienic aspect of life but it allows you to wipe all the dirt from the day off so you go to bed feeling clean and refreshed. A good nighttime routine is an essential part of becoming a morning person.

Lots of morning people say that the most important part of becoming a morning person is to start your day with a good workout.

This is probably the hardest part of the morning, as you’re already so tired but now you have to add physical activity to it.

People say it is essential to start your day with a workout because it makes you feel productive and energized. Although, if you’re just a beginner at this whole “morning person” thing, then starting your morning out with a long hard workout might not be the best option for you.

An alternative to this would be to start your morning with a couple of beginner yoga poses or even a quick walk around the block, this will get your blood pumping and your mind set for a good productive day.

Andrew Soria, junior biology student, is a huge believer in the fact that becoming a morning person will help your entire day.

When giving his input on the topic, Soria stated, “For me personally, I believe the first time you wake up is the best time to wake up, because if you go back to bed your body gets back into that REM cycle so it becomes harder to wake up.”

He also added that he likes to eat a high carb breakfast and listen to music because it sets his tone for the day.

When asking in the communication department, Associate Professor Mariana Vujnovic, Ph. D., gave her input.

“The most important thing is to get work done when you feel you are the most productive. That way you know you did the most with your day.” She also added, “Try and get enough sleep, at least eight hours a night.”

As college students we all understand the struggle of getting a long night’s rest, but it is worth a shot.

PHOTO TAKEN by Cassandra Capozzi-Smith

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