5 Tips for Becoming a Morning Person

by - May 07, 2018


I know it's a struggle to even comprehend waking up at 6:00AM every morning (it was for me too); everyone wishes for an extra few hours in bed. I also know that it is so easy to fall into a lazy routine, especially if you work from home, luckily I go to school during the weekdays (yet I still am a morning person on the weekends!). The added bonuses of becoming a morning person are definitely worth it: I have the whole day ahead of me which gives me no excuses to complete what's on my to-do list! For me, it's totally worth it, and it will be for you too! 

So, I have compiled together my top 5 best tips for becoming that morning person...

1. Be prepared the night before

I always follow this tip especially during the weekdays, as getting myself prepared the night before is so beneficial. It helps to save time in the morning, when I know I wouldn't want to be rushing around, and it prevents me from forgetting anything. This usually includes packing my school bag, pre-making lunch or even breakfast, getting together my outfit, printing out work and writing the mornings to-do list.


2. Don't scroll through social media prior to falling asleep or immediately after waking up

One of my worst habits (that I still need to break), is instantly checking my social media minutes after I wake up. I then consequently lie in bed for an extra two wasted hours! Instead, you need to train yourself to instantly get out of bed and fully become awake - for me, this is washing my face and eating a good hearty breakfast!

3. Create a clean and calm space

By cultivating a space that you enjoy and feel happy in, allows you to have a calm space for sleep. The best part of the morning is waking up in a bedroom that you love. 

4. Stick to a strict schedule

In order for all these tips to actually be set in stone, you have to stick to a schedule, and be strict! By following a plan, you will get plenty of sleep the night before. I believe this is the ultimate trick for becoming a morning person. By getting enough sleep, you'll wake up feeling energised, making the 'getting up' an easier task. So, try to go to bed at the same time each night, and wake up at the same time! Also, don't forget to continue this schedule into the weekends, otherwise your body clock will be thrown off. 

5. Don't snooze

Before you're a morning person pro, your best friend will be the alarm clock. Until you have trained your body clock to naturally wake up at 6AM, the snooze button can be very tempting. The extra 5 minutes in bed can turn into an extra hour. If you're struggling to get rid of this habit; place your alarm clock on the far side of the room; in an area where it is still in hearing distance but far enough to physically get out of bed.




Are you a morning or night person?

What does your routine look like?

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60 comments

  1. Love this post and thank you for these great tips. I really need to stop pressing the snooze button in the mornings!
    Also your photos on your blog are gorgeous ๐Ÿ˜
    Clem x
    www.clemloves.co.uk

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    1. Definitely! Even I am sometimes guilty of pressing the snooze button!

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  2. I love this, I've been waking up at 8am every morning this last few weeks and it's been great to get up earlier and just get things done, like commenting on blogs or squeezing in a morning walk. It makes you feel productive and it means you're more likely to go to bed slightly earlier x

    www.sheintheknow.co.uk

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    1. Usually when I wake up, I like to take that extra half hour/hour to do 'admin' tasks for the blog - definitely makes me feel productive!

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  3. Great tips! I also have a habit of going on my phone when I wake up haha

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    1. It's so hard to break!

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  4. I am a huge morning person and love waking up early! These tips are definite helpful as I use them regularly! Waking up earlier is so much nicer, and you get so much done!! Great post! xx

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    1. Even though sometimes it's a struggle to wake up early, I love having so much time to things!

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  5. I am both...don’t prefer one over the other. Some nights my illness keeps me from sleeping and I sleep half of the day.

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    1. Sometimes it's okay to give yourself a rest - I do it too!

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  6. In love with this post! I'm not a morning person! ๐Ÿ˜‚ but this might change my mind xx

    Blogmiablog.blogspot.com

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    1. I hope it does!!

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  7. This is such a great post! �� I’m guilty of checking social media before I go to bed and spending hours on there ��. I agree that being organised the night before saves a lot of time in the morning. Thanks for sharing your tips �� xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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    1. The times when I don't organise myself (especially on a school night), it becomes chaos in the morning!

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  8. I have no choice but to be a morning person what with the baby and work, however, I'm not a fan! Preparing everything the night before definitely helps though... and some strong coffee!

    Roxie | thebeautifulbluebird.com

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    1. Sometimes, I also hate waking up early, so I do give myself the odd days when I lie in!

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  9. I 100% need to take not of this post, I am terrible on my days off hitting that snooze button it will be the death of me (lol). Fab post!

    Melissa | whatshelovess.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Everyone's guilty of hitting the snooze button!

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  10. I really want to become more of a morning person. Sometimes I find I can be up and active at 7am other times I just want to stay in bed. I will definitely be trying to implement some of these suggestions into my routine.
    Menna x
    mennarachel.com

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    1. For me, it totally depends on the day. Some days I instantly get up and get going on my to-do list, yet others I like to take my time...

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  11. These tips are awesome! I really need to work on all of them ๐Ÿ˜… thanks for sharing!

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  12. I am definitely not a morning person! I'm such a night owl. I rarely snooze but I think I'm guilty of everything else on this list. Especially scrolling before bed! It's such a bad habit. Thanks for the tips! x

    Sophie
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    1. I think everyone's guilty of that - it's just so tempting!

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  13. I think I am quite in the middle when it comes to this. During the week, I have no issue waking up at the first alarm and I literally jump out of bed. But at the weekend, I sleep in all the time! so I am a bit of a morning person and night owl!

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    1. During the weekends, my body clock must think it's still the weekday, because I still wake up early and sometimes even earlier!

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  14. Your photos are so beautiful. I wish my house looked as tidy as this!

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    1. This is a Pinterest photo - so I'm also jealous of whoever's house this is!

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  15. These are great. I have always been a night owl, however, I am trying to become more of a morning person. I think my greatest hurdle will be to not lay back down after the alarm goes off.

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    1. Try the tip of placing the alarm across the room - definitely works (but make sure you don't climb back into bed!)

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  16. I became a morning person by force when my kids were little. I hated it at first but I like it now, it feels like my day is wasted if I happen to sleep late!

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    1. I always feel unmotivated when I don't get up early enough to start my day!

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  17. Great tips! I'm definitely more of a night person myself, but I really try to keep a good schedule and don't sleep too late or wake up too late at the weekends and time off. I have to get up at 6:30 in the morning during the week, and I really dislike waking up late now on my days off as I feel like I've wasted so much time in the day!

    Amy,
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    1. I feel the exact same way! But, I do like the lie in every so often...

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  18. My routine is an absolute mess with the days and times I am currently working but I love these tips! It really is good to have everything ready the night before to really maximise the time you have in the morning.

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    1. Glad you like the tips - hope they work for you!

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  19. These are such great tips! Luckily I've been finding that I'm getting up earlier now due to the light mornings (thankfully) but creating a calm space and staying off phones at night definitely helps!- https://sophiehearts.net x

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    1. I love the Summer mornings, now that it's getting light at 5:00AM!

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  20. Love this post, it reminds me of the good times when I had a routine in place. My life has been a bit hectic lately but I do intend on getting another morning routine set up very soon.
    Before I did set up a routine I used to have 7 alarms set in my phone ��.
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Laura xx

    www.directlylaura.com

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    1. Good luck on getting your routine back in place! These tips will definitely help.

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  21. I soooo needed this in my life. Recently I seem to struggle getting out of bed way more than usual - however I've never really been a morning person. I always find though when I do get up earlier, I have a much more productive day so It's definitely something I need to work on. Thanks for your tips, these will come in handy!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

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    1. Glad you liked this post! In the early mornings, I am so productive!

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  22. I wouldn’t say I’m a morning person but I wouldn’t say I’m not either? I don’t struggle getting up but now that I work a little later than a regular person, I tend to wake up later but I know I should start waking up earlier and being more productive! Thanks for the tips!

    Jessica & James | www.foodandbaker.co.uk / www.foodandbakertravels.co.uk

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  23. I'm definitely a morning person. Although I'm guilty of going straight on my phone. I love the first hour of peace in the morning, having a cup of tea before the chaos of the school run starts x

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    1. I think everyone's guilt of looking at their phone, I do sometimes like to lay in bed for an hour just checking up one everything!

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  24. You know what, I would love to be a morning person because I lose so much motivation as the day goes on. I'd love to be one of those people that rises with the sun and gets everything done but I'm definitely a night owl. It's hard to be productive when everyone else is asleep...

    Louisa | Loubee Lou Blogs

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    1. There are definitely times of the day in which I am more productive - late mornings and before bed...

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  25. I'm more of a night person, but I definitely agree with these tips! When I'm prepared the night before, it makes waking up easier.

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  26. Good tips ^^ I could never be a morning person no matter how much i try tho ^^

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  27. very helpful post!
    I have struggled with mornings a lot. The trick that I found is making sure I get up right after that alarm goes off, so yes no snoozing here! When you snooze, you lose basically. I've noticed that it can make you more tired throughout the day which we don't want of course. I actually have the most energy when I wake a little earlier than i actually want. So that I can start my day calmly and relaxed and there's plenty of space for some constructive morning rituals.
    Thank you for writing this :)
    www.rainbowsdreamcloud.com

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    1. Those are some good tips! It's a bit ironic that as soon as I posted this post, I've been waking up later, oops.

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  28. Thanks for sharing some great tips, I really need to learn to become a better morning person... I just love my sleep too much and never organise anything the night before haha.

    Holly x
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    1. I think everyone loves their sleep too much!

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  29. Loved these tips! Personally, scrolling through social media is my main issue... haha! ♡

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    1. Glad you found these tips helpful!

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  30. Great tips! I really need to stop going on my phone before bed and read instead!

    Hannah | alongsidehannah.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Whenever I read, I always get a better sleep, so even I should start doing that more often!

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  31. Brilliant tips!! I go through phases of being a morning person, but I find a relaxing night definitely helps waking up in the morning.

    Emma x
    emmarollason.com

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    1. I always find on a Friday night I get the best sleep because I'm so tired from the rest of the week!

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  32. All great tips. Proud to say I never snooze my alarms anymore, sometimes I even get up before them wahoo!

    Efia @ Effy Talks Life xxx

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