Ohhh the morning snooze button. It tends to be my best friend. Yep. I'll admit it! Over the past 5-10 years I have discovered that I am NOT a morning person. I tend to be almost 'bear-like' (believe it or not) in the mornings. It's terrible! One of my goals this year has been to take steps to become more of a morning person. My Husband is a legit morning person. It's almost sickening how little sleep he requires and it's even crazier how happy and bouncy he is with those 4-6 hours of sleep! It's so hard for me to turn that frown upside down in the mornings -- so I'm putting an end to it now and have been researching tips for a better, happier morning. Today I'll share some of the interesting tips I've found!
#2. Drink a full glass of water right when you wake up. I recently read that drinking a full glass of water as soon as you wake up is great for refueling the body. And if you think about it, that totally makes sense. We are sleeping and most likely dehydrated when we wake up. Our bodies need water! I know I need to make a habit of this. More water is never a bad thing, obviously.
#3. Working out later in the evening to tire me out! Some people (like my Husband) believe in working out first thing in the morning. I really should switch to this routine, but as you can see, I'm trying to just be happy in the mornings here -- baby steps , ya'll! For me, I love working out at night because it completes my day and it helps me to sleep more sound. It tires me out!
#4. Try to create a regular sleep schedule. Obviously it makes tons of sense to create a regular sleep schedule for a happier morning. This is so much easier said than done in my life! But you guys, it can be done. And I am going to master this! Let me know
#5. Cutting down on caffeine to sleep better. If you read my blog regularly, you'd know that I am constantly in a battle of stopping my addiction to Diet Coke and caffeine. Some months are better than others! I know that if I were to cut out the diet cokes, it would lead to a better sleep and thus turn into a better morning. Hey, at least I know what I need to do! I also know that a fresh diet coke first thing in the morning makes my heart sing. Ha! True story: my Husband woke me up on my birthday this year with crack of the diet coke open and wafting the smell of biscuits and gravy.
#6. Shutting off all technology 1 hour before bed (IE, cell phone & TV with sleep timer) I have decided to either place my phone on my dresser to charge at night or in the bathroom. This one will be the most difficult for me, hands down. I've always been someone who uses the heck out of the sleep timer on my TV at night. I LOVE falling asleep with the TV volume really low where the light can soothe me. It's so weird!
Are you a morning person? I would love your tips! I will master this y'all!