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10 Super Easy Ways To Become A Morning Person

10 Super Easy Ways To Become A Morning Person

Some people are naturally morning people, while others prefer to sleep in or insist they just can’t get up early. We all know the early bird catches the worm, but many people struggle to get up and on their feet early in the day. It’s better for you to get up early, so give these 10 simple tips a try and become a morning person.

1. Get more sleep

Getting at least seven hours of sleep a night is proven to help with cognition, so go to sleep early, and you’ll feel rested when the alarm goes off. Once you get the hang of it, you probably won’t need an alarm to wake you, as your body will know when it’s time to get out of bed.

2. Don’t use screens in your bedroom

Keep your TV, mobile devices and other electronic gadgets out of your bedroom. A dark room helps facilitate sleep, even if you are going to bed before it’s fully dark outside. You can find light-blocking blinds to help keep the light from intruding, giving yourself the best preparation for sleep.

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Electronic screens also keep it light when it should be dark, and most often excite rather than calm us down because often we’re watching things that entertain rather than relax us. If you must have a sleep aid, try listening to some quiet music to help you fall asleep, or read a book.

3. Go to bed when you are tired

Trying to sleep when you aren’t tired is a big mistake. You’ll toss and turn, which is frustrating and can cause you to get anxious and irritated. If you get up early every day, you’ll be tired earlier and get into the right sleeping patterns. It might take a little while, but it’s worth it.

4. Get into a routine for sleep

Making a routine for sleeping helps the body prepare. Our circadian rhythm wants us to sleep when it’s dark and get up with the dawn. People who live and work outside know the value of a good night’s sleep and how it helps you to perform all day. We can’t all work outside or exhaust ourselves physically, but exercise, regular sleep times and consistency help.

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5. Don’t press the snooze button

Delaying getting out of bed when you are awake will make you more tired. You are already awake, so just get up and start your day at the first ring of the alarm. Your body will thank you. You’d probably get up very early to go on vacation, so give it a try for a week as your regular routine.

6. Once you are up, get moving

As soon as you get up, wash your face and grab a glass of water. That will help you to feel awake, and you can start exercising, eating, or preparing for your day.

7. Get up at the same time very day

If you go to bed at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning, your body will adjust and create a pattern that it will naturally want to follow, making you a morning person. Breaking your sleeping pattern on weekends will set your hard work back, so keep your routine going every day. You’ll have more time to do things you want to do, and that will help you feel more relaxed and less rushed.

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8. Work out in the morning

You might feel tired at first, but after a workout in the morning, you will be refreshed and ready for your day. Working out at night can make you over excited, and you might eat too much after exercising, causing you to feel full and preventing you from sleeping.

9. Find some natural light

Take a walk. Go find the sun. Get outside each day for at least 15 minutes to feel the warmth of the sun and enjoy fresh air. We all need vitamin D, and in winter it’s hardest to come by, so you must do it more often when it’s cold and least appealing. Even if you just walk around outside your office at lunch, you’ll get the benefits and feel energized for your afternoon.

10. Look forward to something each day

We all need something to look forward to each day. Whether it’s your job, your family, your pet, or your early morning meditation, if you have something that makes you happy, you will have the energy to feel good and get moving. Use the time you gain each day to spend on yourself, on others, or on a hobby. If you’re sleeping more than seven hours per day, you’re missing out on time you could have used to do things you love.

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Become a morning person.

Getting up early regularly will help you to become a morning person. Try these tips for at least seven days to break your bad habit of sleeping in. You’ll feel more refreshed, energized and ready to go!

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Last Updated on November 15, 2018

Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

What do you think it takes to achieve your goals? Hard work? Lots of actions? While these are paramount to becoming successful in reaching our goals, neither of these are possible without a positive mindset.

As humans, we naturally tend to lean towards a negative outlook when it comes to our hopes and dreams. We are prone to believing that we have limitations either from within ourselves or from external forces keeping us from truly getting to where we want to be in life. Our tendency to think that we’ll “believe it when we see it” suggests that our mindsets are focused on our goals not really being attainable until they’ve been achieved. The problem with this is that this common mindset fuels our limiting beliefs and shows a lack of faith in ourselves.

The Success Mindset

Success in achieving our goals comes down to a ‘success mindset’. Successful mindsets are those focused on victory, based on positive mental attitudes, empowering inclinations and good habits. Acquiring a success mindset is the sure-fire way to dramatically increase your chance to achieve your goals.

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The idea that achieving our goals comes down to our habits and actions is actually a typical type of mindset that misses a crucial point; that our mindset is, in fact, the determiner of our energy and what actions we take. A negative mindset will tend to create negative actions and similarly if we have a mindset that will only set into action once we see ‘proof’ that our goals are achievable, then the road will be much longer and arduous. This is why, instead of thinking “I’ll believe it when I see it”, a success mindset will think “I’ll see it when I believe it.”

The Placebo Effect and What It Shows Us About The Power of Mindset

The placebo effect is a perfect example of how mindset really can be powerful. In scientific trials, a group of participants were told they received medication that will heal an ailment but were actually given a sugar pill that does nothing (the placebo). Yet after the trial the participants believed it’s had a positive effect – sometimes even cured their ailment even though nothing has changed. This is the power of mindset.

How do we apply this to our goals? Well, when we set goals and dreams how often do we really believe they’ll come to fruition? Have absolute faith that they can be achieved? Have a complete unwavering expectation? Most of us don’t because we hold on to negative mindsets and limiting beliefs about ourselves that stop us from fully believing we are capable or that it’s at all possible. We tend to listen to the opinions of others despite them misaligning with our own or bow to societal pressures that make us believe we should think and act a certain way. There are many reasons why we possess these types of mindsets but a success mindset can be achieved.

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How To Create a Success Mindset

People with success mindsets have a particular way of perceiving things. They have positive outlooks and are able to put faith fully in their ability to succeed. With that in mind, here are a few ways that can turn a negative mindset into a successful one.

1. A Success Mindset Comes From a Growth Mindset

How does a mindset even manifest itself? It comes from the way you talk to yourself in the privacy of your own head. Realising this will go a long way towards noticing how you speak to yourself and others around you. If it’s mainly negative language you use when you talk about your goals and aspirations then this is an example of a fixed mindset.

A negative mindset brings with it a huge number of limiting beliefs. It creates a fixed mindset – one that can’t see beyond it’s own limitations. A growth mindset sees these limitations and looks beyond them – it finds ways to overcome obstacles and believes that this will result in success. When you think of your goal, a fixed mindset may think “what if I fail?” A growth mindset would look at the same goal and think “failures happen but that doesn’t mean I won’t be successful.”

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There’s a lot of power in changing your perspective.

2. Look For The Successes

It’s really important to get your mind focused on positive aspects of your goal. Finding inspiration through others can be really uplifting and keep you on track with developing your success mindset; reinforcing your belief that your dreams can be achieved. Find people that you can talk with about how they achieved their goals and seek out and surround yourself with positive people. This is crucial if you’re learning to develop a positive mindset.

3. Eliminate Negativity

You can come up against a lot of negativity sometimes either through other people or within yourself. Understanding that other people’s negative opinions are created through their own fears and limiting beliefs will go a long way in sustaining your success mindset. But for a lot of us, negative chatter can come from within and these usually manifest as negative words such as can’t, won’t, shouldn’t. Sometimes, when we think of how we’re going to achieve our goals, statements in our minds come out as negative absolutes: ‘It never works out for me’ or ‘I always fail.’

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When you notice these coming up you need to turn them around with ‘It always works out for me!’ and ‘I never fail!’ The trick is to believe it no matter what’s happened in the past. Remember that every new day is a clean slate and for you to adjust your mindset.

4. Create a Vision

Envisioning your end goal and seeing it in your mind is an important trait of a success mindset. Allowing ourselves to imagine our success creates a powerful excitement that shouldn’t be underestimated. When our brain becomes excited at the thought of achieving our goals, we become more committed, work harder towards achieving it and more likely to do whatever it takes to make it happen.

If this involves creating a vision board that you can look at to remind yourself every day then go for it. Small techniques like this go a long way in sustaining your success mindset and shouldn’t be dismissed.

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For centuries experts said that running a mile in under 4 minutes was humanly impossible. On the 6th May 1954, Rodger Bannister did just that. As part of his training, Bannister relentlessly visualised the achievement, believing he could accomplish what everyone said wasn’t possible…and he did it.

What’s more amazing is that, as soon as Bannister achieved the 4-minute mile, more and more people also achieved it. How was this possible after so many years of no one achieving it? Because in people’s minds it was suddenly possible – once people knew that it was achievable it created a mindset of success and now, after over fifty years since Bannister did the ‘impossible’, his record has been lowered by 17 seconds – the power of the success mindset!

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