I still can’t believe that after just one week away at the Sweat Reset retreat in Costa Rica I’ve become a morning person. Each day started at 5:30am with a workout or meditation. That meant waking up even earlier to get my mind right and ready for the day. Not to mention that with the sunrise at around 5am it was hard to sleep in much later. I caught every sunrise and it was absolutely magical.
Here are the steps I took to become a morning person:
1. Force yourself to go to bed early. Those first few days are a little hard especially if you’re not used to it. I was a night owl before so that first night in Costa Rica it was really hard to go to bed early because I felt so energized after the day.
2. Force yourself to wake up. Waking up when it’s pitch black outside is an adjustment. But the reward is that you get to catch the sunrise and start your day well before many wake up. EXPERT TIP: One easy way to help with this is placing your phone (if you use it as an alarm like I do) away from your bed. This forces you to get out of bed to turn off your alarm. If you’re like me once you’re completely out of bed, it’s easier to wake up than go back to bed.
3. Start your day with water. Each morning I began the same as I would if I had woken up hours later. I filled my water bottle and included my Keto/OS supplement and drank the whole thing while I was getting dressed. EXPERT TIP: Get your bottle of water ready for you the night before and place it right next to your phone/alarm clock.
4. Change out of your jammies right away. As soon as I got up and got my water I changed clothes. For me, I immediately put on my workout clothes. This gets my mind in the right place and ready to workout first thing.
5. Take some time to yourself. Before I get to my workout in the morning, I give myself some time to relax and reflect. In this time I’m also finishing my first bottle of water. Afterwards, I feel so hydrated and ready to go.
6. Get your workout in. Honestly, after my supplement and some time to just relax and be, I’m ready to workout and get my heart rate up. After my workouts I’m typically wiped out from them, since they’re tough, but at the same time I have SO MUCH ENERGY!
7. Shower and have another bottle of water. By the time my workout is done, I’ve finished my second bottle of water and I’m onto my next. I typically have it right after my shower. Staying hydrated and drinking enough water has been something I need to focus on and have been since the new year. So waking up early and getting my workout in first thing has really helped to kickstart my morning with a good amount of water.
8. Get to the rest of your day. I’m not sure what your obligations are in the morning but for me after my workout and shower, it’s mom duty. Getting breakfast ready, prepping lunch (M-W-F) and then taking Mason to preschool. On T-Th after breakfast just blends into the day with activities and play time with Mason.
I hope this post helped you get some ideas of how you could adjust your morning routine and schedule to make time for yourself first thing in the morning and become a morning person yourself!
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