Are you a Night owl as me? No problem. Getting up early has so many benefits! You’ll be able to fit more into your day than you ever imagined possible and being up that early is gratifying and beautiful.


Here are some ways to improve Monday morning Blues so getting up early can be made easier for you, especially if you are not naturally a morning person.

See here for more on a healthy work life balance.

 Slash an Hour From Your Day

If you want to wake up earlier, trim down those evening obligations. We typically overestimate how much available time we have and take on projects that we have no business committing to. For the sake of decompressing your day, assume you have one less hour in the evenings (to be set aside for a wind down period) a say no to things that infringe on that time.


 Avoid alcohol and caffeine

For a few hours before bedtime as they can interfere with the critical sleep stage known as REM, when dreaming occurs and cells are restored.


 Keep your bedroom cool

and calm and this may sounds difficult – switch off electronics 1 hour before sleeping to help you settle down.


 Stay consistent

Try to set the alarm clock for the same time every morning—including weekends. A constant wakeup call may make it progressively easier to jump out of bed.



If it’s dark when you want to wake up – say 5 a.m., for example – you can fool your brain into thinking the sun is up by using bright indoor lights.



 Don’t rush  and Wake up slow

Set some relaxing music on the radio to switch on 15 minutes before you need to wake up. This will ensure your mind is gently stimulated before you actually need to get out of bed.


 Don’t skip breakfast

The most important meal of the day, breakfast, is something you should never skip. Never swap your breakfast for a black coffee. Your breakfast must be healthy and it must consist of whole grains, protein, and colorful fruit and vegetables. You can try a bowl of hot porridge or yogurt with your favourite fruits.


 Set up a morning routine with things that you need to get done

so that when you do successfully get up early, you feel really productive and want to do it again.


 Exercise when the sun comes up

Try to have an early morning workout routine. Exercise will definitely boost your energy for the rest of the day and your body and mind will be thankful + Research has shown that exercising before breakfast burns more fat calories and results in more weight loss than exercising after breakfast.


While these tips may not work for everyone, they may help make your mornings more bearable and your evenings more relaxing.

What is your best tip for learning to be a morning person?

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Myriam Balerio is the founder and writer of PA Privé. After kick starting her career as a PA and finding success as an assistant, Myriam later trained in digital and online marketing and has since combined the two disciplines in creating PA Privé, the platform through which she provides sage advice for those in the assistant profession and a network for like-mined PAs and EAs to connect. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Myriam has lived in London for over 10 years and currently lives in London with her husband and French bulldog.


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