If you are not naturally a morning person, you are not alone. You may struggle to wake up early, or you may be a person who tends to hit the snooze button repeatedly before you make it out of bed. Feeling sluggish and slow during the mornings can significantly cut into your productivity, but it’s possible to break this cycle and turn yourself into a morning person. This can be a significant step in boosting your attitude, success and productivity rate.
To be a morning person, you have to be up and at ‘em early. Waking up early is a major struggle for many, but changing this starts with developing new habits. If this will be difficult for you, try focusing on the benefits of why waking early is good for you. Instead of thinking about how tired you feel, think about how much more you will get done. You may be sleepy, but changing your perspective can help change your attitude as well.
Becoming a morning person doesn’t happen overnight. Building a new habit takes time, and you may find it helpful to start in increments. Start your bedtime routine 15 minutes earlier and wake up 15 minutes earlier each day for a week, then repeat each week until you are on your desired schedule. If you do this in steps, you will find it easier each day to open your eyes and get going a bit earlier.
Some of the most successful people are early risers. Forming this habit takes discipline and focus, two traits that are essential for success. If you need to train yourself to be a morning person, think of it as a way you are training yourself to be better and more motivated. If you reframe the way you think about waking up early, you will find more motivation to do it.
By Meagan Kerlin for Vertu Marketing LLC