Morning person


I really want to become a morning person but find it so difficult. I usually sleep until the very last minute and wake up super tired. Even when my body naturally wakes up, I can't bring myself to actually get up. I'd love to have a consistent wake up time so I can implement a morning routine




I've been working on this too. I always get messed up if I find myself in a situation that requires me to stay up late. That's why I think bedtime is really key, because the second my bedtime isn't maintained, I'm waking up later or feeling really tired. I kind of wish the answer wasn't so straightforward and there was some tea or yoga practice that would just make it all work... but I don't think there is.


I use my phone's health app to map out my sleep schedule. It calculates when I need to go to bed in order to get 8 hours of sleep and wake up when I want to. Then it automatically sets up a "wind down time" reminder so I can start my nighttime routine. It's easy to just silence this... and that's when trouble starts. As long as I stick to the wind down time and get myself physically in bed before my designated sleep time, I wake up pretty refreshed at the time I want to. It definitely takes commitment and the ability to say no to that extra episode but once that hurdle is passed, it works pretty well.


Have you tried the 5-4-3-2-1 method? Mel Robbins created it, uses it. When I'm struggling, not just with getting out of bed, it works. You train your mind to count backwards and just do it. There's a ridiculous source of videos on youtube and I think she has a book.