Mornings can be tough to take, even for the best of us. Thankfully, there are ways to make mornings a little easier to deal with, and to help brace us for the day. Keep reading for some tips to help turn you into a morning person.
1. Prepare Yourself
It might seem like the most obvious thing to do, but that’s because it’s the most important—get as much as you can ready the night before. You can get going in the morning much faster when you don’t have to worry about picking out clothes or preparing breakfast and lunch. Do what you can before going to bed to avoid the burden in the morning.
2. Wake Up Early
This isn’t always fun, but it’s definitely worth the effort. Getting up earlier gives us time to do what we need to do and prevent rushing, which can lead to mistakes. You’ll also have extra time do some activities, such as exercising before work or class, catching up on TV shows, or any last minute errands you need to run.
3. Listen to Music
There’s nothing like a fun tune to put you in a good mood. Make a playlist of your favorites songs you can listen to while you get ready (Warning: You might get tired of it, so switch up the songs whenever you feel it’s time for something new).
4. Make a List
Before you get used to a new routine, it’s beneficial to create a list of everything you need to do. This will keep you from missing anything in the morning, as well as make sure you stay on track with what you need to do.
Though mornings seem cruel and harsh at first glance, they aren’t impossible to conquer. Try out some of these tips, and you might find them effective in battling a bad case of the Mondays (and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays…).