I want to be a Morning Person

August 10, 2012 | By More

For those of you that know me; you are probably falling over laughing hysterically right now! Please get up off the floor.

I know, I know, I’ve never been a morning person. EVER. Even when I was a little girl I would sleep like a rock.

I specifically remember my older brother Dave trying to wake me up one morning. My mom told him to; so he was only doing what he was told. But his first attempt was a complete fail. I told him to leave me alone, get out of my room and I rolled over and went back to sleep.  2 minutes later he was back with my baby doll in his hand. “If you don’t wake up right now I’m going to smash your baby doll’s head” I called his bluff, told him to shut up and rolled back over. Next thing I knew, I hear this sound of my favorite baby doll’s head being stomped on. I jump out of bed, grab my doll which is now permanently indented (so I thought) and went screaming to my dad. Being the only girl out of 4 kids; Dave obviously got in trouble. 

Moral of this story: Don’t F with me while I’m sleeping. :)

You see, I’ve always been like this. I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a night owl. Pfff, who am I kidding. Of course I am a night owl. I mean I did party pretty hard in college. But I’m older now, more mature (some would say) and a mom for gosh sakes! I NEED to be a Morning person. I need the morning to be my time; to get the house ready, write down a to do list, workout, take a shower, write a blog post maybe even prepare for dinner? Do you know how much stuff I could get done?? Bottom line there isn’t enough time in the day for all the stuff I’m “suppose” to be doing. And the morning would be a perfect time to get it done!

I can picture myself now, getting up, sipping on a cup of coffee, in my robe watching the sunrise. Ah, seems like it would be so relaxing and perfect.

Only problem is; I hate coffee, I don’t own a robe and I’m a horrible morning person!

HELP!!!

I need some advice on becoming a morning person!!

Seriously do you think I’ll always hate the mornings or is it possible to train myself to LOVE them??

 

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  1. Jennifer Bowdrige says:

    I am a night owl exactly as you desribe. Hell, 10AM used to be early for me. Now (as a mom) I wake up at 430 AM to go to the gym. Honestly, it sucks to get out of bed. Every ounce of me screams “GO BACK TO SLEEP”. But…..I have found that if I can just get myself the that gym….or out on the road to start a run. I’m good. :) I really think its the excersice. Once I get moving I feel great. I also feel amazing and way more energized through out the day when I get a morning work out in.

    I still fiercly battle getting out of bed everymorning. no matter how early I go to bed… but its sooooooooooooo worth it once/if I do. ;)

    • Susan says:

      I agree I think it’s the exercise too which I think it would make me feel so much better. It’s just getting there. But like you said it’s just fighting that morning battle!

  2. Lisa says:

    i used to be the same way…granted i don’t have kids. However, When i got a job that required to leave the house at 6:15 to get there by 7:30…i had no choice! After doing it for 2 years…i am definitely appreciative of my new habits. Even when i try to sleep in, i cant. i think it just takes practice…I’m not sure how long they say you have to do something consistently until it becomes a habit…something like 2 weeks maybe?

  3. Erika says:

    I am a huge morning person so I can’t really relate. But since becoming a mom I’m an even earlier morning person. My previous life had me up at 5 to workout and begin my day (weekends it was 6). Now I am up at 4 to workout. Even being a morning person that 1 hour earlier is a big difference. It took me about 2 weeks of doing it to get use to it and now it is pretty easy to get up at that time (weekends are still 6).

    • Susan says:

      You sound like my husband he’s up at the crack of dawn (literally) every day! It only took 2 weeks?? Hmm I might have to try it! Well, 6am not 4! :)

  4. Cindi
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    How can you not love coffee? Seriously? This baffles me!

  5. Alyssa says:

    I’ve been training myself to be a morning person this summer. I read somewhere on the internets or elswhere it takes two weeks to make a habit. So, to start I forced myself to get up at 5am (this was what I considered early) every day for two weeks even on weekends. The first day of doing this I literally sat at the kitchen table for the first half-hour doing nothing but forcing myself to not go back to bed. Then I got breakfast, did miscl things, and went on with my day. Soon I was going for runs, swimming, responding to emails, and other things that I normally put off or wouldn’t do–all before going to work. I love the the things i get done!! After two months of attempting to get up at 5am, I get up at this time about four days a week. Not perfect but I’m thrilled!!

  6. emily
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    I need to know, too. The pre-baby me is stunned that i think 8am is late because i have no choice. I used to sleep every Sat til 11 am and got such crap for it. I am glad i got my money’s worth!