Make it your goal to wake up on the first sound of your alarm! No more hitting snooze and being jealous of your friends who naturally wake up early (seriously, how is that possible?). Try becoming a morning person yourself. There are several advantages to waking up earlier: you get more sun exposure, you’ll be able to have breakfast or go for a run, and you won’t deal with as many crowds during your commute if you leave for work earlier.

1. Go to bed sooner.

If you’re someone who loves staying up late, it can be hard to break the habit of spending all night browsing the internet. Just remember that everything can wait until tomorrow. Try pushing yourself to go to bed earlier so you can wake up early the next day.

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2. Get up earlier each day.

Permanently altering your sleep schedule is jarring, to say the least. By setting your alarm 10 minutes earlier each day, you ease into the change rather than experiencing its full force all at once.

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3. Eat a nutritious breakfast. 

Start your day off right with a filling and nutritious breakfast. You’ll have more energy throughout the day, and you’ll be in a better mood in the mornings. If you’ve been living on black coffee alone, then it’s no surprise that you’re grumpy early in the day.

4. Get your heart rate up.

Though it may be tough to get out of bed, working out in the morning can make you feel more energetic throughout the day. You’ll not only feel better after your workout is complete, but you’ll also be able to work with more enthusiasm.

5. Maintain a regular sleep schedule throughout the week.

Don’t let your body clock get disrupted; embrace the journey of becoming a morning person. Try to maintain a consistent sleep schedule throughout the week to keep your momentum going. Just imagine the extra activities you could enjoy on a day off by waking up a few hours earlier!

6. Unwind before you go to sleep.

It’s important not to watch TV or use electronic devices right before bed, as the light can stimulate your brain and make it harder to fall asleep. Instead, focus on relaxing activities like taking a bath or listening to calm music. This will help you wind down so you can get a good night’s rest.

7. Reward yourself. 

Incentivize yourself to wake up early by looking forward to something later in the day. It could be reading an interesting book chapter or watching your favorite TV show. No matter what it is, you’ll appreciate the activity more because you had to work for it!

This article was originally published on POPSUGAR.

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