Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Training to be a Morning Person

{Image taken at Elizabeth Street Cafe in Austin}
Birds chirping, sun rising, people stirring about to start their days... Kristen Witte snoozing her alarm until 10 minutes before she has to leave for work. 

Peaceful, right? 

If you could tell from that quick little scene, I am not the best morning person. It's not that I don't like mornings - I actually love the feeling of being up before the day has really started - but I just can't seem to train myself to be someone who wakes up and gets her day started. 

I've seen the articles on Pinterest and in magazines with suggestions for how to train yourself to be a morning person: start the day with exercise, drink hot lemon water, dance to your favorite song, etc. but none of them have seemed to be enticing enough to actually get me out of bed when 5 more minutes in my cozy bed seems so appealing. 

My ideal world looks a something like this: I would wake-up every morning to my first alarm, work-out, and leave time for myself to adequately "get ready" for work. I'd feel energized, accomplished and ready to start my day.

Since this ideal world isn't that far-fetched, I really want to focus more on making it a reality instead of just an idea. The hardest part for me moving forward is going to be getting to bed early enough that a 5:30 or 6 am wake-up call is actually feasible. As of right now, I'm awful at getting myself to bed at a reasonable hour, which makes all of the other "morning person tricks" nearly impossible. 

I think if I can tackle the first step in getting myself well rested, the other pieces will fall in place. 

First thing's first, I'm the realest it's time to start giving myself a strict bedtime. I'm going to start putting myself to bed 10 pm with no electronics and see if I can stick to it on weekday nights. 

Do you think I have what it takes to be a morning person? How do you get yourself to bed at a reasonable hour? If you have any tips/tricks, I could definitely use them!


p.s. it's 11:30 as I write this... whoops! #bedtimestartstomorrow


  1. This describes me to a T. I so want to be a morning person but it does not come naturally to me at all!

    Her Heartland Soul

    1. We can struggle through it together! Everything's easier with someone holding you accountable. Speaking of which... remember when I said I was going to bed at 10pm on the dot today? I'm obviously making great progress on my Morning Person dreams :)