Do you wake up every morning refreshed and ready to start the day? Or do you hit snooze as soon as the alarm goes off, pull the covers back over your head, and emerge to greet the day at noon? Not everyone is a morning person, and that’s fine! However, much of modern life — from work to school to important appointments — seems designed for early risers, so you may find yourself wanting to be more productive and alert earlier in the day. Even if you’re a lifelong night owl, it’s still possible to become a morning person. You may even start to enjoy a sunrise at the beginning of your day, rather than seeing one just before you go to sleep.
5 Tips To Become A Morning Person
1. Improve your sleep cycle
Perhaps the most important factor in trying to become a morning person is the timing and quality of your sleep. Facing the day ahead is much easier when you’re well rested, and there are plenty of ways to improve the quality of your sleep. One of the simplest ways to support your circadian rhythm is by incorporating Equilibria’s full-spectrum CBD into your daily routine. Many of our members have found that taking their Daily Softgels with dinner and then Daily Drops at bedtime help them achieve more regular, restful sleep.
2. Adjust your schedule
If you’re used to burning the midnight oil, you might find that your daily routines don’t line up with your goal of becoming a morning person. Try gradually shifting your schedule earlier by moving up mealtimes and bedtime over the course of several weeks. In time, you’ll adapt to a schedule that’ll allow you to wake up earlier than you’re used to while still feeling fully rested.
3. Use technology to your advantage
For all of human history, we’ve relied on the sun to tell us when to go to sleep and when to wake up. These days, however, we have plenty of technological advances to help us out when the sun isn’t quite enough. A sleep app like Headspace or Calm can help you wind down at the end of the day with guided meditation, breathing exercises, and more. And when it’s time to wake up, you might find that an alarm clock that incorporates simulated daylight will help signal to your brain that it’s time to get up and get going.
4. Create a positive morning routine
Trying to become a morning person when that’s not your natural state of being can sometimes feel like a bit of a punishment. If you’re stumbling out of bed in the morning and into a chaotic, rushed morning routine, you may start to wonder why you even bother. Try setting up as much as you can the night before so you aren’t rushing around in the morning, and take steps to establish a routine that makes the morning as easy as possible for yourself. Incorporate things into your morning routine that you consider worth getting out of bed for, like a perfectly brewed cup of tea in your favorite mug, or your favorite body wash during an invigorating shower. If you need an extra lift, our Energizing Roller combines our full-spectrum CBD with the uplifting aromas of peppermint, lemon, and jasmine to boost your senses first thing in the morning.
5. Incorporate mindful movement
Exercise in all forms can be an effective way to help regulate your sleep cycle as well as give you more energy throughout the day. Starting your day with a quick workout or a series of stretches can help jumpstart your day and get you awake and alert and ready to face the day. A more intensive workout later on the day can help tire you out, as well, and make falling asleep earlier easier. Overdo it? Our Relief Balm, which blends arnica, menthol, and our hand-harvested, full-spectrum CBD, can help soothe workout-induced aches and soreness.
If you’re looking to help regulate your circadian rhythms and become more of a morning person, our Dosage Specialists can help fine-tune and personalize a daily CBD routine that’ll help you work toward your goals. All Equilibria product purchases include a one-on-one dosage consultation to help you make the most of your CBD regimen; schedule your call and start on your journey to learn to love mornings — or at least stop dreading them!
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