Good Morning!



..this post title may be a little irrelevant if you're reading this post-noon. Oops. Oh well!

I've recently become quite the morning person, and I'm not entirely sure what's happened to me. Just a few months ago it was a genuine struggle for me to get up in the mornings, but now I've changed a few things about my morning routine, I actually look forward to my alarm going off! I know, strange. Right?

Let me just put this into a little perspective. My routine used to consist of, my alarm going off at least an hour before I needed to get up, me then lying in bed thinking and worrying about my life and the world, before getting up at the very last second possible, throwing some clothes and make-up on, grabbing my bag and running out the door. Not the best way to start your day, huh!

Now, it's completely different, I set my alarm for 5.30, no matter when I need to leave the flat, I get up within 15 minutes (I mean, everyone needs a little snooze!) and shower. I then have plenty of time to choose what I'm going to wear, listen to the radio, do my make-up, and I even have breakfast! By the time I leave, I'm so much more awake and ready for my day, and I've also noticed that I feel a lot happier within myself too.

So, I thought I'd make a note of other reasons why I'm finding waking earlier is a lot better than getting up and out in 10 minutes flat..!


Productivity || I am most definitely at my most productive in a morning. I can hit a wall in the afternoon and thats it, I'm done. My concentration goes out the window and I'm just longing for the day to be over. By getting up earlier I can get so so much more done with my day! And, the more I get done, the more motivated I am to carry on being productive. I love the feeling of it getting to 9am, and having already ticked a fair few points off my to-do list!

No more being late || I don't know about you, but there's nothing that stresses me out more than being late. I hate it. Making sure I'm up and about early, means that I can be in my car for exactly the right time, I can take my time, and there's not that same sense of rushing about that makes me so anxious!

Breakfast || Like I mentioned, I now even have time for breakfast. I haven't had a proper weekday breakfast (because I'm guessing Starbucks doesn't count...) in so long, but I know just how important and good for you it is. Giving yourself the nutrients and fuel after a night of fasting is one of the best things you can do for your body, so I don't know why I've been depriving myself of it for so long!

Less time to think || It's no secret that I like to think. A lot. And quite often I overanalyse everything to the point of giving myself problems that don't even exist. So, by making myself jump straight out of bed and get myself doing things, there's a lot less time in my day for me to do this, and this has resulted in me feeling a lot happier and positive about, well, everything!

Greeting the day || I am loving being able to get up and greet a new day with positive thoughts and a smile. I don't think there's any way to say this, without it coming across as super cheesy. But rather than lie in bed and worry about all my problems, I now make a conscious effort to wake up thinking about everything that I love, and everything that I have to be thankful for. 

Try it, it makes a wonderful difference :)

Soph

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  1. I totally agree with you! I usually set my alarm about 2.5 hours before I need to leave the house. That way, I can wake up relaxed, take my time in the shower, doing my makeup, having brekkie etc. There is nothing that makes me feel less prepared for the day than having to rush in the mornings!

    Lisa x

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    1. That sounds like a lovely morning! I know what you mean, I'm definitely one that likes to be prepared! x

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  2. I have to be up at 3am most days because of my job, but even so on my days off I love to get up early. It gives me so much more time and I'm far more productive too!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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    1. 3am?! oh good gosh, now that's early! xx

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  3. Lovely post - I end up getting up so much earlier these days, I feel so much more productive!

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I start my first full time job next Monday so becoming a morning person is something I need to learn fast! So many benefits - especially if you're getting up that early! And a 15 minute snooze is a must let's face it!

    Hannah | Oh January

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    1. Haha, oh good luck with your new job lovely! Hope your first day goes well! :) xx

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  5. I wish I had your motivation! I'm not a good sleeper so I really struggle getting up early! It's easier in the summer though when it's lighter in the mornings x

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. Oh no! It is really difficult when you've not slept well :( and definitely, I feel like this will be even better in summer!

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  6. I've been trying to push myself to be a morning person too, and I love it! I love the luxury of time to actually do things, and it's such a novelty to not be running about like a headless chicken trying to get ready in time xx

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

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    1. It's great isn't it! I feel like it makes such a massive difference! :) xx

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  7. I would do this if I could just get to bed early! The boyf is a night owl so we are just on total different body clocks, so I always end up going to bed after 11! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. Haha oh no! That would be a bit difficult with two of you! xx

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  8. 5.30? Holy moly, you are a lot braver than I! Maybe this is something I need to start doing though as even if I sleep in a little, I still feel like I've wasted the day.

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

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    1. Haha, maybe just try a little earlier than normal, I know exactly what you mean, I hate feeling like I've wasted the day x

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  9. That is SO early! I don't know if I could handle it- but I do like getting up and having enough time to relax, have coffee, breakfast, a nice shower. If I didn't work from home I'd probably do something like this - luckily I can start my day a bit later! Glad it's helping you feel better though!
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    1. Ahh, that still sounds like a lovely morning! I'd love to be able to work from home I think! :) x

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  10. I'm glad I'm not the only one that is a morning person! I thoroughly enjoy mornings. Next semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays I don't have classes until 2:00, so I'm actually pretty excited to have mornings all to myself and be productive in those times.

    Peace & Love // Celestralite

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  11. I actually love waking up early now as I can get so much more done and I actually feel better for it haha! I battle with my insomnia though so sometimes it's not great but early crisp autumn mornings are lovely xxx

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  12. I totally agree with all of these, especially breakfast... in fact, I'm pretty sure I live for breakfast haha. Lovely post as always xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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  13. I have this adorable little sleepmask too! I couldn't resist it! I WISH I could be like you, but I have so many sleeping problems I'd love to get around! x

    Martha Jane | http://www.marthajanemusic.com

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  14. Wonderful post! It came to me at the right time as I'm planning on rebooting my morning routine tomorrow :) fresh new week!

    Laura / The Likely Lady xx

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  15. I'm the EXACT same! I started getting up at 7 instead of 9/10 and I literally felt so much better for it. You get so much more time in the day to get stuff done before it's done! I've slipped out of it a bit now but totally gonna get back into a 'getting up early' routine.

    However 5.30 is FAR too early for me haha!

    Robyn / Phases Of Robyn

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  16. I've recently made the change over to getting up a full hour before I used to each weekday morning. I used to do blogging bits before I left for work and I'd always only have 10 minutes to get ready and it would be so stressed. Now i get into work early and that way if I want to I can do my blogging bits in the office, having had a much calmer journey!

    Laura xx | Loved By Laura

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  17. yes, breakfast is so super important! always sets me up for a better day! x

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