You’ve been a night owl your whole life—from sending sappy 2 AM texts to your best friend to watching Game of Thrones episodes till 3 AM, to finally exiting the last club of your debaucherous club crawl at 4 AM (on a Saturday night)—nocturnality has been your second name. While it’s been great, with lots of memories created and pictures uploaded, it’s now time to get real because adulthood and real goals do not come with drowsy mornings.

Here are a few ways to help you become a morning person…
 

Quit snoozing

Quit snoozing

We know how tempting it can be to keep hitting Snooze from 7:00 to 7:10 to 7:20…till either your alarm clock gives up or your battery drains. But believe us, it’s a complete waste of time. The head start that you could give yourself in the 10 minutes before the alarm sounds off again is far better than dismay of being late yet again. So skip the snooze!

 

Wake up and workout

Wake up and workout

You’re no alien to the fact that working out in the morning burns the max amount of calories—but you still won’t do it. C’mon, you’re already struggling to not hit Snooze, so that workout just seems far-fetched! But give it a try, put on your best activewear for motivation and ring up a bud to come join you (well, call and beg her the previous night). It’ll pay off!

 

Keep that phone aside

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Not only will this trick you into getting off your bed to shut that alarm, it’ll also keep you from scrolling through the notifications on your phone that’ll only laze you back to sleep. What you must do instead, is mentally prep yourself to look forward to the happenings of the day or even the morning breakfast, for that matter, that’s got you so happy about it (yes, it’s a real thing!).

 

Hydrate yourself

Hydrate yourself

Sometimes your body isn’t as tired as it is thirsty for not having had water for the past 7-8 hours. Gulp down a glass (preferably warm and with a few lemon drops) and watch your metabolism spike up and motivation rise up! Want another plus? Water helps you stay fuller for longer, so you’re likely to skip that extra toast of jam and butter that constitutes majority of your ‘happy breakfast’.

 

Let in some morning light

Let in some morning light

If you’re living like most singles in a metro, chances are your curtains are perpetually closed and/or there’s probably a wardrobe blocking the other window too. No wonder you’re slacking off—where’s your dose of Vitamin D? Open up those curtains, look out your window, let in some light, and breathe! For nothing feels purer than morning air.

In case you’re wondering, we also have a few tips on how to start your day on a positive note—because it is just as important.

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