If you’re someone who struggles with energy and pep, you’ve come to the right place.
Our definition of being a morning person isn’t about bounding out of bed after naturally awakening at 6am with a smile on your face and a spring in your step.
It isn’t even about having a killer morning routine (although those are great) or being part of the 5am club.
For us, being a morning person is about waking up feeling well-rested, and having the energy to get out there, have fun and smash your day without feeling held back by your body.
If low energy, tiredness, restlessness, brain fog, stress or exhaustion are words you can relate to, read on for our 5 top tips to become a morning person.
1. Clean up your sleep hygiene
This one might sound a little, ‘well duh’, but it’s not just about time spent in bed. Cleaning up our sleep hygiene before and during the time we hit the hay has a major impact on how nourishing your sleep ends up being. Some examples would be reducing blue light in the lead up to sleep (i.e. keep TikTok scrolling as a strictly pre-dinner activity), avoiding caffeine 10-12 hours before we want to close our eyes for the day, calming the mind with an activity like yin yoga; journaling; reading or meditation, and guiding our neurotransmitters towards relaxation by supporting them with magnesium or kava.
- Kava is a natural and gently soothing herb which helps us mellow out quickly without wiping us out in the process.
- Magnesium activates the parasympathetic nervous system which is responsible for us winding down and relaxing the body at the end of the day.
2. Give yourself enough time
While you may think that the snooze button is the best invention since sliced bread, getting up a bit earlier can actually be the golden ticket to a great day. It might sound counterintuitive to wake up earlier to not feel tired, but the morning can be a lot more appealing if it’s not a mad rush out the door.
Waking up even 15 minutes earlier means you can fit in a cup of tea, journaling or meditation sesh, a quick dance party (see the next tip), or read a chapter of your book.
Then, when it comes time to leave the house, it won’t feel like a punishment and it also gives you a sacred window of ‘me time’ at the start of your day, meaning you’re less likely to stay up late trying to claw back some time for yourself.
3. Change your mindset
Stress, worry and negative thoughts are not allies of good sleep or great morning energy. If you’re in a bit of an energy funk and are finding the mornings a struggle, mindset could be your most powerful asset.
Instead of waking up and mulling over how tired you are, let’s mix things up and focus on what you’re grateful for. Take 5 minutes to write down the blessings in your life or what you’re looking forward to in your day. Or, if writing isn’t your jam, put on a song that takes you to a happy place and have a 3-4 minute daily dance party.
These practices pack a small but powerful punch, helping you slip out of stress and worry and into the more comfortable (and energising) emotions of gratitude, happiness and hope.
4. Cut down your caffeine
Did you know the half-life of caffeine is about 5 hours for the average person? That means it takes about 10 hours to completely clear from your system!
We’re not here to tell you to stop drinking your oat flat white, but another counterintuitive morning person tip is to reduce your caffeine intake. Here’s why:
- Caffeine can mess with your sleep quality, making you feel groggier come morning and needing more coffee the next day.
- Coffee is also dehydrating, leading to a foggy mind and weary body
- Caffeine kicks up adrenaline which delivers the hard and fast energy boost you love, but your stress response, adrenal health and energy reserves do not.
One coffee a day is all good in our books, but if you find yourself reaching for more than this, it might be time to start weaning yourself off, my friend.
5. Try a natural energy support: Morning Person
Sometimes we all just need an extra helping hand to feel energised. Whether you’re needing support on the odd off-day, or whether you’re looking for a longer term solution to your low energy woes, having natural support on hand is key.
Morning Person is a science-backed blend of bioavailable B vitamins, adaptogenic Rhodiola Rosea, and energising Panax Ginseng to pack an instant energy-boosting punch.
Kinda like having a coffee but without the shakes, adrenaline rush, and hormonal fluctuations; and with the benefits of non-jittery energy, focus, stress hormone supporting herbs, burnout resistance, and help turning your food into fuel.
Morning Person is the get-up-and-go energy boost we need to look forward to the day, not just get through it.
So, what can I do next?
- We don’t want you to feel overwhelmed or try too much too soon! So, we recommend picking 2-3 of these tips to try first, and see what works for you.
- If you need help relaxing or falling asleep, take a look at Chill Pills for natural and relaxing support.
- Need a little boost? Our latest product, Morning Person, is made specifically for anyone who feels like getting out of bed is the worst part of the day. She’s your personal morning cheerleader.