Mornings can be extremely challenging with routines and long lists of things to do and remember, even more so if you’re not a morning person! There have even been research studies conducted to test whether being a morning person leads to more success in careers and life in general. But, being a morning person isn’t just about success, it’s about being productive while feeling awake, refreshed, and energized. It is about waking up ready to conquer the day and feeling happy to do so.
Here are 6 easy ways to become a morning person! An important thing to note is that in addition to these methods, infrared sauna therapy is an amazing support to a healthy lifestyle and can often complement these morning person tips to help you achieve your goals in the healthiest and fastest way possible!
I know it might sound impossible but exercising right after getting up helps wake up the body. It can range from going to the gym or practicing yoga, to biking outside or even just taking your dog for a walk. According to various studies, morning exercise reduces stress and anxiety, lowers blood pressure, and energizes you for the day to come!
A home sauna kit can supplement your morning exercise by generating a relaxing space for you to unwind and relax after your workout. Infrared sauna therapy also increases your heart rate allowing for an improvement in blood circulation and detoxification through sweating. So, using a home sauna kit is the perfect way to wake up and feel refreshed!
Depending on your dietary needs and restrictions, breakfast should definitely be incorporated into your daily schedule! Try to skip a carbohydrate loaded meal and go for protein-filled options such as yogurt or eggs. Protein has been shown to actually increase dopamine levels, which is a neurotransmitter in your brain that plays a huge part in feeling happy. Consuming high amounts of carbohydrates can actually make you sleepy and not as ready to start the day.
Turn on the lights
Turning on the light or opening the windows are very important steps in transforming into a morning person. The light sends signals to your brain that its time to wake up and start your day. It also tells the brain to stop producing melatonin, which is the hormone that regulates sleep.
Infrared sauna therapy is beneficial in balancing hormones and a morning sauna session can also help wake you up and have you feeling refreshed!
Change your alarm!
Normal alarms with snooze buttons have probably left you in an endless loop of hitting snooze to get 5 more minutes of sleep. You have to cut this practice out for your transition into a morning person because it encourages you to stay in bed. Instead, opt-in for a new alarm that stimulates your brain in a different way. There are many smartphone apps that have different crazy types of alarms that start your morning with some fun such as one that consists of solving a math problem to turn off the alarm. There is also the ability to program your own music from your phone library to play a random or specific song as the alarm. Playing different songs stimulates your brain and doesn’t allow you to get used to any specific sounds.
Create a routine
The easiest way to become a morning person is to create a habit through a routine and wake up at the same time every day. Your body has its own sleep-wake system and after a while of waking up at a specific time, your body will adjust your sleep cycle and your alarm will become unnecessary. A specific factor in creating this routine is to not slack off on weekends and vacations. You should maintain the same wake-up time because your internal clock won’t be able to adjust correctly and the routine you create will just be considered arbitrary.
A home sauna kit can help you in setting a routine. Infrared sauna therapy is generally a short process that should be implemented every day. To receive all of the benefits, it is imperative to use it consistently, so this can help you form a routine!
Prepare something to look forward to in the morning
One of the best ways to get out of bed is to have something scheduled or prepared for you to do as soon as you wake up or even later in the day. You can bake something at night for breakfast the next morning or treat yourself to a relaxing bath with the extra time you have from waking up early. Scheduling activities you love or making plans with friends or family is also a great motivator to start your day.
Having your own time in the morning to do whatever you want to do is also a great reason to get out of bed in the morning. Spending that time calmly daydreaming and sipping your morning coffee or even working on a hobby of yours can really set the tone for your day, putting you in a more present and relaxed state of mind.
Infrared sauna therapy can also be the thing that you look forward to in the morning. It can be your own little oasis to get away from sometimes hectic mornings. In there you can relax and feel your body release any built-up tension while expelling any harmful toxins or emotions, getting you ready for the day ahead.
Becoming a morning person isn’t going to be easy by any means. It’ll be a change and sometimes change can be uncomfortable. It is extremely important that you stick to it in order for your body to finish adjusting and before you know it, you’ll be waking up ecstatic to start the day!