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How to Make Yourself a Morning Person in 5 Minutes

I always set my alarm at 4 am.

By NapoleonPublished 2 years ago 7 min read
How to Make Yourself a Morning Person in 5 Minutes
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We all know that getting up early can make you more productive and help you lose weight. But for most of us, waking up at the crack of dawn is an unattainable feat. So, how do you make yourself into a morning person?

Let me show you the 5 simple techniques that can have you waking up early in no time.

1. Adjust your morning routine

Remember, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, but it's important that you keep walking every single day after you take that step.

"To rise before the sun, I must first go down."― Unknown

Waking up in the morning is a significant life event. According to Psychology Today, it's our first move to "settle themselves into being awake for the day" and our first chance to "emerge from unconsciousness" following the night's sleep.

The moment you enter the morning, you've got a lot of momentum weaved into your body. By waking up early, you get great energy. That energy ensures that you can do your work in the morning, wake up your partner, or get ready for the day ahead of you. The earlier you rise in the morning, the more energy you have to handle the day ahead of you, so getting up early is crucial to staying focused.

"As you go about your morning routines, try to get your body up and moving. "

According to Healthline, the more time you spend moving around as soon as you wake up, the more wakefulness you will get throughout the rest of the morning.

Diet is everything in the world of health. Suppose you focus on fixing your morning rituals, making healthy choices, eating nutritious foods, and avoiding the addictive behavior of snacking early in the day. In that case, you are setting yourself up to handle your day ahead better.

If you want to get up early, you need to make sure you get some movement in. "Getting up early is only valuable if it adds daily value to your life."

2. Eat a healthy breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it can help keep you healthy and help you lose weight. Eating a healthy breakfast helps keep your blood sugar levels steady so that you're not tempted to snack on unhealthy foods. It's also a great way to start your day with some energy. All you need is some food and an energy-boosting drink. But it's easy to do with a bit of planning to set yourself up for success.

Think of it like this: If you had to choose between a healthy breakfast that you could enjoy every morning and a fast-food breakfast that you could easily skip, which would you choose? A healthier breakfast will help your body stay full and prevent you from having a snack late at night. Not only does a healthy breakfast make you feel more energetic, but improving your digestion. It makes foods go further down your body, removing the temptation of eating them too quickly.

This includes whole-grain toast, breakfast sausages, oatmeal, scrambled eggs, bacon, fruit, and nuts. Eating an early breakfast is an easy way to get a head start on undertaking your day.

For example, by preparing your breakfast food a few hours in advance, you'll be in a better position to enjoy your filled days. You'll also force yourself to get up earlier. Then, when you're used to getting up before the sun, you'll have less resistance to change. You can also start drinking more coffee and tea and skip the other sugary beverages in the morning, even if you feel fresher and more energizing.

3. Listen to the right music

We all listen to a song while we are awake, but choosing the right song before you go to bed, can help you sleep early, feel rested, and allow you to wake up early in the morning.

You make a specific effort to listen to your favorite types of music while you work. Music can be a huge mood booster, and listening to it while you work can help you get into a better mood. When you're in a good mood, you're more likely to feel inspired and get more done. However, be mindful that when you start listening to your favorite music, you're more likely to be distracted and able to focus on what you need to.

Play your own Spotify playlist. Every time you sit down to work, listen to new music that you haven't heard before. Then, take walks outside during the day with the right music. You will experience tranquility from walking and listening to music. It can calm you down and provide you with good exercise as well.

4. Go to bed early

Make sure you get enough sleep. It's been proven that a lack of sleep can negatively impact your work performance and health in the long term. Set a bedtime and stick to it. Work out your motivation first and foremost. Before implementing any new habits, you must understand why you want to start them in the first place.

Ditch the shiny object mentality and make sure your motivation is genuine, or else you'll likely quit feeling motivated to keep going. Recognize your body clock. Is your alarm on at 8 am or at midnight? If so, you need to change that. There's a fine line to be followed when it comes to waking up at your natural time, as staying up later can conflict with your personal life. Nevertheless, you need to understand how much longer you can go without it. Arrange your environment to allow for more time in bed.

The bed is not merely a place to go to sleep. It's an entire state of mind when it comes to your body and your wellbeing. An empty bed or one that's not used to its usual routine deprives your body of proper bedtime cues and thus contributes to spoiling your sleep quality.

Wipe down that clutter, unclutter your bedroom, and you'll be better off. Take care of your mental and physical health. Do you have too much stress going on in your life? Do you tend to have gastrointestinal issues in the evening, therefore making your bed, as well as going to bed, a real struggle? Establish a sleep hygiene regimen to help keep those little monsters at bay.

5. Track your progress and keep at it!

Tracking your progress is the only way you'll know if you're improving or not. You can do that by using a notebook or a spreadsheet. So don't be discouraged if you do not see significant improvement right away.

Exercise and eating plan

Before undertaking any significant new exercise or eating plan, ensure that it's safe for you and keep a record of how you're feeling. Work out for a few weeks and see how you like it. Adding exercise and a proper eating plan can help your body become healthy and help you sleep early, and stick with the plan.

This may include doing some personal training or just going to the gym a few times to familiarize yourself with weights and exercise equipment and form. Then, if there are no apparent improvements at the end of your 3–6 weeks, you can try a simple intervention such as reducing the number of hours spent working out or the duration of your evening workouts.

There's also a correlation between late-night eating and adverse health outcomes, so be sure to conduct your research into your routine and how you're feeling. You may think that morning workouts would make it challenging to fit them in during the day, but once you get into a routine of doing these in the early hours, you'll be surprised about how easy they are.

To accommodate exercise into your mornings, try incorporating a push-up or burpee into your morning routine.


A little tweaking to your daily habits can come a long way in helping you become a morning person.

You can add a burst of alertness from working out, a boost from a fast-food breakfast, or even a boost from exercise before you even get out of bed. If you've used healthy snacks like fruit and nuts for breakfast before, it's a great idea to add them to your morning rituals.

To become a morning person, you must change your habits. For example, there is a reason why you needed more time sleeping. It means your body is asking to rest.

But why does your body need to rest? It is a question you need to ask yourself, are you sleeping late, and while you think you have enough sleep because you wake up late, are you getting 6–8 hours of sleep?

Start with small changes. It will take time before it becomes a habit. Set your alarm for 5 minutes earlier than usual and go as fast as you can. The point of this exercise is to make sure you're staying with the program, train your body to feel awake.

When you become a morning person, you will see a whole new world, experiencing a more productive life.


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