10/19/2015How to Be a Morning Person: 11 Steps (with Pictures) wikiHowdata:text/html;charset=utf8,%3Cbr%20class%3D%22Appleinterchangenewline%22%3E%3Ciframe%20id%3D%22twttrHubFrameSecure%22%20allowtra…1/10Edit ArticleAdHow to Be a Morning PersonTwo Methods:Setting an Evening RoutineWaking Up Ready to GoPeople tend to say they dislike a “morning person” — one of those lucky few who are happy,full of pep, and productive in the a.m. while you’re still wrestling your snooze button. Secretly,however, most of us wish we could be one. Switching from “night owl” to being brighteyedand bushytailed at daybreak is no easy task, but there are simple steps to take that can makethe transition more manageable. So take back your mornings without sacrificing the sleep youneed!1Sleep more, and more consistently.Many more of us could be morning people ifwe would just give ourselves the chance to get some more sleep at night. Gettingsufficient sleep for your body’s needs gives you the energy, health, and motivation to getthings done in the morning and throughout the day.While seven to nine hours of sleep is the general recommendation for adults,everyone is different. One way to test your sleep needs is to go a week with noalarm clock (such as when you are on vacation). Go to bed at the same timeeach night, and see what the average length of time is until you wake up onyour own in the morning.Establish a consistent bedtime and wakeup time, on weekdays and weekends.Of course it’s tempting to stay up a little late and sleep in on days when youHome»Categories»Health»Emotional Health»Personal Development»Time Management & Personal OrganizationArticleEditDiscussMethod 1 of 2: Setting an Evening RoutineSearchMESSAGESLOG INEXPLOREHELP USEDIT
10/19/2015How to Be a Morning Person: 11 Steps (with Pictures) wikiHowdata:text/html;charset=utf8,%3Cbr%20class%3D%22Appleinterchangenewline%22%3E%3Ciframe%20id%3D%22twttrHubFrameSecure%22%20allowtra…2/10Addon’t have work or other early morning responsibilities, but keeping a consistentdaily routine will help train your body.Cut one hour from the end of each day. No, you can’t actually make the clockskip from 10 to 11 p.m., but you can leave a blank hour before bedtime duringwhich you can’t schedule any work or other activities. You need to have time towind down before bedtime.2Go to bed earlier.To rise earlier, you'll need to start sleep earlier, and that can behard if you're used to using the later hours of the night for activities such asreading, watching TV, or writing.Consider going to bed earlier in increments. Start with 15 minutes earlier, withthe expectation of getting up 15 minutes earlier, then gradually increase this tohalf an hour and then to an hour. If you do this gradually, it will give both yourbody and your mind time to adjust to the earlier sleeping and waking times. Itwill also allow you to find your happy medium between too early and too late.