Becoming a morning person isn’t impossible! Here are our best tips for mastering that early start
We all have dreams of being more productive during the day, don’t we? Well, we hate to break the bad news but those that master their days tend to have one thing in common – they know how to set themselves up for success first thing.
Now that doesn’t necessarily mean getting up at the crack of dawn. Although many do swear by an early rise, you can choose to adapt your waking hours to suit your lifestyle.
So whatever time you decide to start your day, there are a few simple things you can add to your routine to win the day (before it’s even really begun!).
1. Start your morning the night before
There’s nothing worse than trying to decide on an outfit while still shaking off sleep. Make things easier in the morning by pre-planning as much as possible, from what you’re going to wear the next day to the ingredients you’ll need for breakfast.
Consult your weather app and select your attire a day ahead to avoid any early AM indecision, ensuring it’s all accessible and ready for you to slip on first thing. Next chop up all the ingredients for your morning smoothie and keep them in a container in the freezer, ready to blend together in the morning.
2. Set your alarm for the same time each day
Studies show that getting your circadian rhythm into a consistent routine is extremely beneficial for your sleep and overall health.
Just like a smartphone, your body adapts to your habits and learns to predict your daily routine, which means you’ll start feeling sleepy around your regular bed-time and wake up at the time each morning.
Think of it like re-programming your physical and mental clock to sleep and wake on cue, allowing you to rise and feel refreshed each morning.
3. Kickstart your system
Signal to your body that it’s time to get moving by incorporating an energising booster, such as WelleCo’s iconic The Super Elixir™. Our premium nutritional greens powder is designed to support all 11 systems of the body, from your immune and digestive systems to your hair, skin and nails.
It’s also incredible for kickstarting your system first thing, encouraging clarity and focus by giving your body the energy it needs to take on a busy day. Add two teaspoons to water and shake, or enjoy in your go-to breakfast smoothie.
4. Make a move
It’s true – add an active component into your morning routine and you’ll feel the benefits for the rest of your day. Fitting in some exercise first thing gives you energy and gets your blood circulating (hello glowing skin!), allowing you to make optimum use of those feelgood endorphins for a positive mindset post-workout.
Exercising in the morning is also said to improve your metabolic burn throughout the day and better build muscle – just be sure to refuel afterwards with a restorative snack, such as WelleCo’s delicious plant-based Nourishing Protein.
Working out in the morning also means that your body will naturally feel fatigued at the end of the day, allowing you to drift off earlier (and easier), encouraging a more solid sleep.