Monday, March 30, 2015

How To Be A Morning Person

I'm sure there are a lot of people out there like to hit those snooze button way too many times and lie in until they realized they have been slept in way too long. We've all been there! Not gonna lie, I used to, and not anymore.

I know it can be hard to convince yourself to actually get up, shower, makeup, choosing outfit and all kinda jazz that human being usually do in the morning before starting the day. But, morning is very important and if you starting it off right, you already have a nice foundation to productive day.

So, if you're struggling to be a morning person, here are some tips and tricks to help you had the games start right.

1. Set a realistic alarm
Instead of hitting that snooze button 100 times and waking up feeling like you just didn't sleep enough, set yourself a realistic alarm. Start slow and go a few minutes early everyday! Your mind will get used to the time and react as its own body alarm. Right now, I am able to wake up at 6am every morning without any alarm.

2. Water
After hours of sleep and body working throughout the night, your body is dehydrated. Drink 1-2 cups of water the moment you wake up will helps restore back the moisture you lose through the night. Feeling stuffy? Squeeze some lemon juice onto some warm water. Check out why drinking lemon water every morning is good for you

3. Breakfast 
You always heard "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day". Yeah, that's all correct. Your body has been working during your sleep and you probably gonna wake up with empty stomach. So it's important to fill your body good fuel by eating food breakfast. It doesn't have to be complicated, a simple oatmeal, toast, yogurt with fruits will do. If you're not a breakfast person, you should! Start small, eat something light maybe like a banana. 

4. Stretches 
Sometimes you probably feeling tired and uninspired to get on with the day, the best way to get start your day is by simply moving your body. Working out in the morning is my new favorite things to do and it leads me to feeling refresh throughout the day. Sometimes we may have day when we just don't feeling the vibes to work out, just do couple minutes of stretching or yoga. It helps relax the muscle and couples of deep breath also keeps your mind calm and refresh.

5. Planning ahead
Give yourself a 5-10 minutes break, considering it as "me" time every morning to think and plan for whatever how you wanna start your day. Turn on 'airplane mode' on your phone, turn on spotify, look for those chill and calming sound (my favorite is Acoustic Morning by spotify), plot in your earphone, and just unwind. You can do which what I usually like to do is write. I feel like writing allows me to pour my thoughts, my ideas, and whatever in my mind into a pieces of paper. Writing gives me the relaxation like no other can.

6. Socialize
By all means socialize is very important to get you through the day. It can be your family at home, your co-worker at work, your teacher at school, your friends at neighborhood or maybe stranger you met on the street. Nowadays, with technologies surrounding us, sometimes it's getting overwhelming that we don't even have times to interact with each other in real life. Instagram, facebook, twitter have been taking over which made real communication become such unimportant. Appreciate the real thing standing in front of you!

Have a wonderful day guys!


  1. These are some good tips. I try to do most of these every morning to keep the flow going as easily as it can. If my morning is hectic, usually my whole day tends to be the same.


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