The Magic of Mornings: 5 Habits That Make You a Morning Person

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Have you ever heard the saying “the early bird gets the worm”? Well, it turns out there may be some truth to this sage saying! Research has shown that morning people tend to be more proactive and goal-oriented, which can lead to greater success in their personal and professional lives. Not only that, but early birds tend to be more disciplined when it comes to avoiding bad habits that can hold them back.

And if you’re looking to maximize your wellness goals and productivity in all aspects of life, it may be worth noting that morning people tend to work at their best in the early hours of the day. Your brain is fresh and energized, and it’s easier to focus on tasks without distractions.

But what are the habits of morning people that make them so successful, and what can you do if you struggle to get going in the morning, unlike those bright-eyed and bushy-tailed early risers? What can you learn from them about reaching your health, wellness, and professional goals?

Morning People Set Goals and Keep a To-Do List

Morning people know how to maximize their mornings and make the most of their day. They set goals for the night before and create a to-do list to help them keep on track. This helps them stay organized and focused and ensures steady progress.

Taking the time to plan your own day sets you up for success. It allows you to prioritize important tasks and ensure none of them fall by the wayside. Plus, morning people have more energy in the morning. Taking advantage of this can help them get a jump start on the day.

If you’re struggling with setting realistic goals for yourself, ask yourself: What do I want? How will reaching my goal make me feel? What steps do I need to take to achieve this goal but also maintain it once I’ve reached it (e.g., avoiding distractions)? This applies to your health and wellness goals too. Then plan the day the evening before so you have a purpose, goal, and reason to hop out of bed.

They Make Their Bed Every Morning

Making your bed every morning is one of the best habits to adopt if you want to be a morning person. It can help you start the day with a clean slate and a mentally clear brain. Making your bed isn’t just about making your bedroom look nice; there are benefits beyond aesthetics.

Tidying up your bed gives you a sense of organization and control over yourself and your surroundings. It also helps improve self-esteem by giving yourself an accomplishment each morning before starting work or school. If you want to ease into being a morning person, tackle this small task first thing!

Morning People Drink Water When They Wake Up

Drinking water first thing in the morning can kickstart your day and set the tone for a productive and energized morning. After eight hours of sleep, your body is dehydrated and begging for water. Even mild dehydration can make you feel tired and less productive and being adequately hydrated will maximize your energy and motivation.

So, if you want to be more productive and energized in the morning, start your day with a glass of water. It’s a simple habit that can have a big impact on your well-being and productivity. One study of young men found that even modest dehydration affected their short-term memory and increased fatigue and anxiety. When you wake up after 8 hours of sleep, your body is in a dehydrated state, correct that as soon as you get up.

They Eat Breakfast

If you’re a morning person, then you know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After all, you need the energy to power through a productive day, and the right breakfast can give you the fuel you need to make it happen.

Not sure what to eat? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer, but the key is to choose foods that provide protein and healthy fats to help keep you full and energized without causing blood sugar and insulin spikes, like refined carbohydrates can. How about eggs and veggies, oatmeal with fruit, or yogurt with nuts and seeds? Start your day off right, and you’ll be ready to take on whatever comes your way!

Morning People Exercise Before Work

If you’re a morning person, chances are you already know that exercise is an important part of your routine. Movement helps wake up your body and mind, which in turn makes you feel more energized and motivated to tackle the day ahead. Plus, exercise is the best prescription for health and vitality.

Exercise also releases endorphins, which can improve your mood and reduce stress and anxiety levels (which will come in handy if someone cuts off in front of you on the freeway). Starting your day with a positive mindset can help you tackle your to-do list with more enthusiasm and creativity. Imagine feeling energized, motivated, and ready to tackle your to-do list with enthusiasm and creativity. That’s the power of exercise!


If you’re looking to become a morning person, these habits can help you get started. Waking up earlier is a lifestyle choice that can bring many benefits to those who embrace it. Plus, waking up early allows more time for physical activity, a healthy breakfast, and improved mental clarity.

Although it may be difficult to hop out of bed at dawn, with dedication and perseverance, it is possible to become an early bird and reap the rewards. Start slowly by waking up fifteen minutes earlier each week and adopt these early morning habits that increase your odds of success.


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