How to Have A Productive Morning When You’re Not a Morning Person

lazy-sunday-healthy-breakfast-picjumbo-comNo matter how many posts I read or videos I watch on how to become a morning person, it’s just not me. I’ve tried all of the tips and tricks however I still dislike mornings and never want to leave my bed. There are a few things that I now do in the mornings that make me more productive and I get a lot more done whilst allowing myself to not be a morning person as I’m definitely more of a night owl.

When I wake up in the morning I don’t want to leave my cosy bed, who would want to do that? The first thing I like to do is check my emails and social media whilst still in bed to help me wake up and prepare me for the day. After this I roll out of bed and have a cup of tea with breakfast whilst popping on the TV, yes I know this doesn’t seem productive but I find that if I allow myself to wake up slowly in the morning and relax for a few minutes it helps set me up for the rest of the day (it also makes mornings that little bit more bearable). After breakfast I’ll refer to my to-do list and see what the plan is for the day and then turn on my laptop to reply to emails. As a lot of my emails I personally find quite exciting it’s a good way to start the day and helps to motivate me. Another little thing that I do to help motivate me is think of all the things that I’m excited about for later that day, whether that is a delicious dinner or meeting up with some friends I find it gives me that extra boost to finish all my work as I know I’ll be able to enjoy myself afterwards.

I’ve come to accept that I will never be that person who wakes up in the morning ready to start the day straight away, and since then I’ve found mornings a lot more enjoyable and have been more productive. I find by keeping my mornings simple and not overcomplicated helps too which is why this is quite a short post as if I had a long list to share with you then it would make mornings even worse (I think I’ll always be a night owl). If you have any tips yourself let me know as I’d find it very helpful!

Rebecca x

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    • Rebecca
      6th February 2017 / 12:27 pm

      It really helps! x

  1. Roxie
    23rd January 2017 / 10:09 pm

    I’m not a morning person either but I try my best. I can’t really function without a coffee which isn’t very healthy but it gets me through the day!

    Roxie | thebeautifulbluebird.com

    • Rebecca
      6th February 2017 / 12:28 pm

      I’m the same but with tea!

  2. 24th January 2017 / 12:17 pm

    I have to get up early, I have a medical condition & need care for certain things so my partner gets me up at 6.30am with him but I find it much better, at weekend if we get up later I can’t seem to get going at all so that would be my tip, to be an early riser :) xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

    • Rebecca
      6th February 2017 / 12:29 pm

      That’s a great tip! xxx

  3. 24th January 2017 / 11:46 pm

    Depends how I am feeling but the majority of the time I am definitely not a morning person – I’d much rather sleep in haha. You are 100% right though – I wake up and check my emails / social media on my phone first and it kind of starts to wake me up and get me started for the day :)

    Sophia Meola | A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

    • Rebecca
      6th February 2017 / 12:33 pm

      I definitely need to start the day slowly, I don’t think I’ll ever be one of those people who are morning people! xx

    • Rebecca
      6th February 2017 / 12:42 pm

      Oh wow 5:30 is super early, but well done for getting up that early for the gym! x

    • Rebecca
      6th February 2017 / 1:09 pm

      I’m much more of a night owl! x

  4. 2nd February 2017 / 8:32 pm

    I’m always awake early, but I don’t get a heck of a lot done in the morning haha. Whoopsie. I do love writing ‘to do’ lists though. I get a weird satisfaction from crossing everything off! I’m all about keeping things uncomplicated and simple during the day! My life is stressful enough haha I do not need added pressure at the moment >.<

    • Rebecca
      6th February 2017 / 1:11 pm

      Yes I’m exactly the same with to-do lists!

  5. 28th February 2017 / 6:35 pm

    I wish I could easily get up early each morning and get stuff done! Unfortunately, I have tried but I end up getting burnt out by the afternoon and feel super groggy! :(

    Zoe | nuggetstumpblog.com

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