Do you ever look at those people you follow on Instagram who appear to have their whole lives together all by 8am in the morning and just wish a little bit, that that was you? During the extra snooze time you've had on a morning, they have:
🌅 Worked out
🌅 Got ready for work or dropping the kids to school
🌅 Have done their make-up and blow-dried their hair
🌅 Got the kids/ husband or partner up and ready for their own days
🌅 Walked the dog
🌅 Put a load of washing on
... the list can be endless!
📆 Prepare for tomorrow, today!
Having a productive tomorrow, starts with a prepared today. If you know that you want to get up early and workout tomorrow morning before you start your day then get to prepping the night before!
Getting lunches ready for yourself, partner and children to grab and go in the morning will save you so much time and make the process of getting out of the door so much easier.
Make yourself some overnight oats or some banana bread breakfast cookies for some effortless and healthy breakfast ideas.
Finally, make sure all homework is completed alongside packing school and work bags the night before, ready for an easy-peasy morning!
⏰ Set multiple alarms
Think about the time you realistically need to get up in order to do whatever you need to do on a morning, whether that be a workout, walk the dog or get yourself and the family ready for your day. Then work back in 15 minute intervals to ease you awake on a morning.
If I need to be up at 6:30am, for example, I set an alarm for 6am, 6:15am and again at 6:30am. If I feel sprightly and awake, I'll get up at 6am or 6:15am; if not, I'll make sure I get up at 6:30am no matter how tired I am. After a walk down to the kitchen and a fresh glass of water, I am usually feeling more awake!
👚 Layout your work and your workout clothes the night before
Planning what you're going to wear the next day can save SO much time when it comes to getting ready on a morning. The same goes for school uniforms for the children!
Keep your workout clothes easily accessible and put them on as soon as you wake up. Don't give any thought to it, just get dressed and go through the motions of getting ready to start your day in an active way.
🛏 Out of arm's reach!
Put your alarm on the other side of the room so that you HAVE to get out of bed to turn it off so as not to disturb the rest of your household... simples!
👏🏾 Get Yourself an Accountability and Motivation Buddy
Know someone else who wants to start transforming into an early riser like yourself? Make a pact to text each other first thing in the morning to make sure you're awake and send a sweaty selfie to prove you've got up and moved your body to start your day!
Having someone else to hold you accountable, knowing that you are also holding them accountable can be all you need to get that peach 🍑 of yours up and out of bed!
🏋♀ Plan Your Workout
Decide which workout you're going to do the night before and get any equipment out so that you're ready to go for it! This is to stop you spending loads of time choosing a workout, just get up and go for it!
You only need to do a 30-minute workout to get a sweat on and your endorphins pumped for the day so why not try a free session at your local studio the next time you wake up early to rise and grind!
🗓 Makes plans for later in the day
Haven't caught up with a friend in a long time? Need to get the food shop done? Want to take the children to the park after school? Get yourself booked in your diary to workout in the morning and then booked in to do something fun in the afternoon!
Now you can enjoy your end of day fun stuff, knowing you've done your workout in the morning! No more cramming it all in at the end of the day!
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