If you’re a night owl, morning people will tell you that you’re sleeping away the best part of the day. That’s because these supposedly magical morning people accomplish more tasks than they can count before we even get up.
And often, there’s no one around to disturb them. Imagine that! You could knock out that workout and make the breakfast of your dreams with no impatient kids around to ask questions. (Just make sure to save them some yummy leftovers.)
Plus, your health may improve due to a simple shift in your schedule. According to Lifehacker.com, researchers in the UK discovered that those of us who sleep until nine a.m. during the week have a greater tendency of being overweight, stressed and depressed when compared to those who rise two hours earlier. In other words, you just may become calmer and thinner in the process of transforming yourself into an early-morning riser.
So how do you actually transform yourself into a morning lark? Check out these five important tips.
Don’t engage in negative self-talk about your new routine.
According to Entrepreneur, the first step to becoming a morning person is to set your intention the night before. This means making it a point to look at morning positively. After all, we often become what we think.
To do this, only allow yourself to engage in positive self-talk about your new routine. As self-transformed morning person and author Hal Elrod notes, what you think about before you go to bed will affect your ability to get up early the next morning. Sabotaging thoughts focused on just how few hours of shuteye lie between you and dawn will not put you in the frame of mind needed to make the transition.