Not everybody can be a morning person. Some people positively hate mornings and thrive late at night. In fact, their love for late nights means that they usually want to sleep through the morning. But, when you have to be at work at 8 am, you have to make sacrifices.
However, there are some ways you can train yourself to be one of those awful, bubbly morning people. And here’s how.
No distractions in the bedroom
Okay, so having a book next to your bed is never a bad idea. But you need to rid your bedroom of screens. They’re the biggest temptation at night and that may be a big contributing factor in your late nights. Just one last episode? Just want to Google something quick? Want to know what people are up to on Instagram? That has to stop.
Give yourself an incentive to get up early
Plan cool things for first thing in the morning. Tell friends you’ll meet up with them for an early morning cup of coffee. Or order something you really want to be delivered to your office before working hours even start (although this is something you can probably only do once in a while). It could even be something as simple as buying an awesome cereal that you want to have time to eat before you head to work.
Get into a routine
Keep your house clean, tidy your homeware and organise your outfit the night before. Go to bed at around the same time every night (even if you can’t get to sleep right away). And pack a delicious lunch the night before. Try to arrive at work at the same time every day and leave at a regular time if you can.
Fake it until you make it
Hate having conversations before 10 am? Force yourself to chat to colleagues when you bump into them at the coffee machine. Can’t stand early morning emails? Check them as soon as you get to the office. Doing things that you wouldn’t normally do until later in the day may trick you into feeling like it’s a decent hour. It’s possible you could actually fool yourself into being a morning person, so why not try?
At the end of the day (or rather the beginning of the day), you have to get to work on time, finish that project and still manage to smile at your boss. Maybe one day the world will also cater for night people, but it hasn’t yet happened.