7 Tips to Help You Become a Morning Person

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Today I’m sharing with you guys some tips I wish I would have known a long time ago. I used to be that person that woke up at the absolute last minute and I hated my mornings and felt so stressed during the day because of it! However, since I started graduate school, I am learning how to balance teaching, classes, and blogging. Implementing these tips has helped my productivity so much, and my mornings are now my favorite part of the day. I hope these tips can help you, too!

1) Wake up earlier

This is probably the hardest thing to do, but you need to do it! Waking up late makes you feel more rushed and you are more stressed throughout the day because of it. Start out by just trying to get up 30 minutes to an hour earlier!

2) Dont hit the snooze

I know you are already thinking about it, but don’t do it! Falling back asleep after you hit the snooze button makes it harder to wake up the second time because your sleep cycle is off. Just get up the first time, trust me it’s so much easier! Hitting the snooze one time, turns into 5 times. I would know because Nathan does this all the time at 5 o’clock in the morning. 🙂 #blessed

3) Eat breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! You hear it all the time, but it’s so true! Eating a well-balanced breakfast will give you the energy you need to be productive and start your day off right. Eggs and turkey bacon are my go-to! If you don’t want to spend the time making breakfast, overnight oats are another great option.

4) Keep your room tidy

It stresses me out to wake up to a messy room. Keep your room tidy the night before and wake up to your room being in order will help more than you might think!

5) Prep for the day

Don’t wake up in the morning not knowing what your plan for the day is. Keeping a planner and mapping out what you have going on + what you need to get done is a great way to stay on track for a productive day. Sunday mornings are great for prepping for the entire week ahead! + an excuse to get Starbucks.

Need I say more?

6) Get something done

I love to get tasks done in the morning, even if it’s just one thing! You can easily throw in a load of laundry, unload the dishwasher, throw dinner in the crockpot, and you will be surprised at how great you feel just by accomplishing some task in the morning. That’s one less thing you have to do when you get home from a long day at work or class!

7) Do something you enjoy

I love mornings for having just a little bit of “me” time. I usually have breakfast + coffee while I check my e-mails and scroll through Instagram and get caught up. I also like to scroll through Pinterest and find new recipes, plan my wedding, and decorate my future home. I’m so prepared for life it’s not even funny!

I hope that these tips can help you fall in love with your mornings like they have me! Mornings don’t have to be dreaded when you can get simple tasks done and do a little something for yourself at the same time.

What’s your morning routine like?
– xo Rach

18 Comments

  1. October 13, 2016 / 1:47 am

    These are such great tips but still so hard to do! I stay up till midnight blogging typically, and have to wake up by 6:00 to get to work on time. It is ALWAYS a struggle! Waking up earlier helps, but I rarely have the motivation to do that:/ Prep for the day has been key for me!
    Emily
    http://darlingdearestblog.com

    • The Sass Room
      October 13, 2016 / 3:02 am

      Wow, that’s so impressive! I stay up late lots of nights studying and I commute to school and hour away so I definitely know the struggle. It’s hard to transition into a new routine when you are so busy! Props to you for being a total #girlboss though! 🙂

      – Rach

  2. Liz
    October 13, 2016 / 3:43 am

    I love these tips and your photos are too cute! Mornings are always so hard for me. I’m always tired!

    • The Sass Room
      October 18, 2016 / 3:09 pm

      Thank you, Liz! You are too kind! I definitely agree with you though, mornings can be so tough!

      – xo Rach

  3. October 13, 2016 / 5:45 am

    Such an awesome post – this was made for me! lol I’m not a morning person at all! Love the tips especially the one about prepping for the day and doing something you enjoy. Definitely puts me in a positive state of mind which helps start the day on a good note 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!
    XO
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    • The Sass Room
      October 18, 2016 / 3:08 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it and this was helpful for you! 🙂

  4. October 13, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    Not hitting snooze = LIFE CHANGING. Or, hit snooze but stay awake and force yourself to get up and at it by the time the alarm goes off again!

    Coming Up Roses

    • The Sass Room
      October 18, 2016 / 3:12 pm

      That was honestly the hardest part to change!

      – xo Rach

  5. October 14, 2016 / 3:59 am

    Such great tips girlie! Those first two are the hardest for me. Even after a couple years of working at 6 am, I’m still not a morning person haha. Thanks for sharing!!

    Meaghan xx

    • The Sass Room
      October 18, 2016 / 3:13 pm

      Oh no, working at 6am stinks! I can see why you have such a hard time! Thank goodness there’s coffee haha.

      – xo Rach

    • The Sass Room
      October 18, 2016 / 3:13 pm

      Thanks for reading! 🙂

      – xo Rach

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