Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Discovering The AM | How To Be A Morning Person

Discovering The AM | How To Be A Morning Person

Ah yes, the morning! The AM! Once you have discovered it, you will become a totally new person! ( Well that's not strictly true but to an extent, YES) First, a bit of background information- I have always been a morning person, an early bird that catches the worm, or whatever the stupid saying is! It completely flummoxes me that people can stay in bed till noon, being a child, teenager and most likely adult that is awake by 7:00 o'clock each morning without fail, its a mystery to me how people can waste such a valuable part of the day. 

Admittedly I am asleep by 10 each night, like a total granny and do find myself slumping about at 7;00 pm, but I got all my work done in the morning, so its okay! Here are my tips, for if you want to become a morning person and discover the beautiful AM.  

Discovering The AM | How To Be A Morning Person


#1 DON'T USE YOUR PHONE AS A ALARM CLOCK 

Luckily, my body clock and I, we are best friends- she always knows to wake me up at 7 on the dot however if your sleeping pattern is not top notch then you need to relie on something to wake you up. Phones are wonderful things because they can do so much these days, but being an alarm clock is not one of them! Firstly, if your phone is on during the night, you are more inclined to look at it if you wake up and check for any essential 2am twitter updates, then before you know it, its 6pm,you need to be up in an hour and you have spent the last 2 hours looking at cat GIFS. Secondly, you will set multiple alarms, so your brain knows when the last one is! You don't want this, instead pay a cheeky trip to homesense and pick up an old fashioned one, like in the picture above.

#2 READ WHEN YOU WAKE UP 

Reading is fast becoming one of my favourite things to do ( beside blogging of course) I love reading in the morning, especially if its a good book. It gets your brain awake and ready to GO GO GO! But for heaven sake pick a good book, don't pick a morbid, depressing book, because that won't put you in the best of moods!

Discovering The AM | How To Be A Morning Person

#3 LISTEN TO MUSIC

Listening to music, especially happy, cheerful songs can really be a mood changer. They can make you feel awake, alert and like you can conquer the world. I love listening to the radio when I am browsing social media etc. It Really puts me in a good mood for the rest of the day, well until something bad happens.

#4 LEAVE YOURSELF ENOUGH TIME

Normally, what makes people hate the mornings is bad past experience. Not having enough time, so they become stressed and tried, when trying to do everything! Forget it! Find out what time you need to leave the house, and give yourself some extra ' me' time. I know that I love taking my time over my makeup and hair in the morning and get a bit  very stressed when I don't have enough time! This way you can enjoy getting ready and not hate the mornings. 

Thats it for this post, I randomly only have 4 points but I guessed you guys wouldn't want to hear that you need a good breakfast, good night sleep etc. because I bet you have heard that ever since the start of secondary school! 

If you have anymore tips on how to be a morning person, then do leave them in the comments!

Thanks for reading x 





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  1. I love this! These are all wonderful tips! One of my favorite things to do in the morning is to exercise. Not a total exhausting workout, though. Just a quick little yoga session to wake myself up, or a stretching session turned into a minor core workout. LOVE it! It gets my body feeling as good as my brain does (:

    Kay

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    1. ah yes I forgot to mention light exercise, I bet that really helps in a morning!

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  2. Great tips, my body clock wakes me up around 9am each day which I still see as being reasonably early! I think people hate mornings as they know it's usually the start of a new work or school day!

    Toni x
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    1. Yeah, that is still a lot earlier than some people and yes I agree x

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  3. Hello.

    I have almost always been a morning person, but ever since summer came around, I have gotten a bit lazy and disturbed in my sleeping pattern.

    But it was refreshing to look at your tips. Thanks for sharing them =)

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    1. Ah, It doesn't mater so much in the summer if you have no where to be! obviously your body needs it!

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  4. This is such a fab post hun. I never really considered not using my phone alarm but it really is tempting to scroll through twitter/cat gif's in the middle of the night isn't it? ;) Really enjoyed this!

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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    1. Thank you, and yes it is! You find yourself looking at the strangest of things!

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  5. I'm definitely going to be trying these tips out- my sleeping pattern is so messed up at the moment. Great post!
    Caitie x
    http://www.what-caitie-did.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thank you, I hope it helps you get your sleeping pattern back on track !

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  6. even though I barely sleep and I have so much difficulty in trying to sleep at night, I don't understand how people waste a morning by sleeping through it all! I'm usually awake and up by 8 o'clock, but when talking to friends, 11 am and 12a are normally when they get up!
    have a great day,
    ~ basicallychloe xx
    Don't forget to smile! :) ~ x
    www.basicallychloeblog.blogspot.com ♡

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    1. Yes I totally understand, I don't understand why people sleep through the morning, its light outside for a reason x

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  7. I'm definitely not a morning person, but I wish I was. I like the idea of having a proper alarm clock instead of my phone. Definitely going to give that a go! x

    http://www.hazelnutmusings.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Hi,
    This post is amazing! I always use my phone and you're right, I always put like 7 alarms and I wake up only with the last one!! xp

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    1. Thank you, you should definitely try using an alarm clock then! :)

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  9. Thanks for the tips. I'm definitely more of a night owl but I'm about to start my first proper job on Monday so I'm going to have to adjust fast haha!
    Michelle x
    PS I have a giveaway over on michellegleaves.com at the mo

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    1. Good luck with your new job, I love these tips can help you in some way

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  10. This post looks so pretty with your photos. Also it's all about being a morning person I might steal your reading idea though!
    Collars and Frills
    Xxxxx

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    1. Thank you, I hope you find it useful!

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  11. Read when you wake up… how have I never thought of this?! Your book collection in the top photo earns top points from me, Perks of Being a Wallflower is nearing the top spot of my all-time reads :)

    Sophie II Writing Possibility

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    1. haha, I know I don't always do it but when I do it makes me feel so much better about life. Ah yes I love the perks of being a wallflower, one of my personal faves.

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  12. Love this post, it's so beautiful and very useful. Especially the part about not using a phone as an alarm clock. Definitely need to do that.

    elegantanchors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I am glad you found it useful! I hope it helps you out x

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  13. This post is super helpful! I've always been a night owl and find it so hard to wake up in the morning, and on the days that I do wake up early, I'm grouchy all day! I'm definitely going to start using my ancient alarm clock again. I hope this works! Thanks for sharing!
    x
    Aria | Girl in a Whimsical Land

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    1. Thank you, I am glad you found it of use. Yeah, I definitely recommend you get out your old alarm clock x

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  14. This is so helpful! I think I shall be following some of these wonderful tips!
    Love, Amie<3 The Curvaceous Vegan

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  15. These are great tips. I've been trying to get into a routine of getting up earlier and have been having a difficult time. I am definitely going to try some of these out.... First things first... to Home Sense to buy a cute alarm clock!!! :D

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    1. Thank you, Hope you have fun in Home-sense, looking for a new clock! They have some great ones in at the moment x

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  16. Going to have to take notes on this one!! I'm such a night owl but with the dark nights coming, I'll have to get up early to take blog photos :( I'll have to make a wake me up playlist or something ahaha xx

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    1. A wake me up playlist is such a good idea, I may even have to make myself one of those! x :)

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  17. Great tips! I'm always awake early, but I am definitely not a morning person and stay in bed as late as I can! I want to try and change this though so I'll try some of your tips :) x

    Katie @ lifeof-a-daydreamer.blogspot.com/

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