No one likes mornings, and if you do you seriously inspire me. I think everyone can agree that the most dreaded part of any day is hearing your alarm blaring on your nightstand and coming to the realization that you should probably roll out of your comfortable cocoon and into your coffee maker. Sometimes, though, getting somewhere on time is a lot easier said than done. How does one simply stay on time, am I right?
If there is one thing I have learned from countless summer internships it’s that being on time is essential. You earn major street cred for actually being seated at your desk at 9 am versus sprinting from Starbucks at 9:15. One of the first things I make sure to do to stay on time is to give myself enough time in the morning. I know myself. I know that I’m gonna set an alarm, then shut it off, then 15 minutes later actually begin to move. I also know that I like having time in the morning to eat my breakfast and drink my tea. Half the battle is just knowing what kind of a person you are. If you are the same way, bite the bullet and set your alarm for that earlier time. You’ll end up being more awake and calmer in the long run.
Another thing that I find super important is consistency. Wake up at the same time Monday-Friday, it will make waking up A LOT easier. Your biological clock will begin to get used to waking up then, essentially making your actual alarm clock obsolete- but let’s not get too confident, it’s still the morning set the alarm.
Lastly, quit the FOMO and just go to sleep. It’s a lot easier to wake up in the morning if you’ve had a decent amount of sleep the night before. I know, it’s hard to be the one going to bed when there are new hashtags trending and Tasty videos on Facebook, but your body and co-workers will thank you for getting some zzz’s.
Have yourself a lovely workday. Decide what makes you wake up in the morning- your family, significant other, your personal dreams, your love for your job, etc.- and make that your motivation to your early morning wake up call and for being seated at your desk when that clock strikes 9 am.