If you’ve neglected your sleep routine, it’s time to stop. As good as hitting the snooze button may feel, you’ll feel better if you make the effort to wake up earlier.
Don’t believe us? Read on to find out how becoming a morning person can benefit your lifestyle.
Go to sleep earlier: We know it’s tough, but opting out of watching the next few episodes of your favorite Netflix show could make a huge difference in whether you can get to sleep. Keep in mind that you have a big meeting, an early personal training session, or other plans that require you to wake up early. It’ll be that much more of an incentive for you to get some shut-eye.
Eat a good breakfast: Yes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. With a hearty breakfast you’ll start your day energized and ready to take on whatever comes your way. You’ll even feel more cheerful—not like you would if you’ve been living off of coffee and a granola bar.
Sweat it out: Working in a bit of exercise in your mornings can be extremely beneficial. You’ll feel better afterward and it can rev up your day. Also, getting your fitness on in the morning is known to be better than doing so after work—we all get a little lazy sometimes!
Relax before bed: Quit messing around on your phone or tablet before bed and take a load off. Your bedroom should be the place you sleep and only that. If you’re having trouble, try drinking some decaf tea (Chamomile) or reading a book to wind down.