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What to do if you're not a morning person

Esther Cole, 22nd Jan 2020
Tags: Life Blog Culture Education Purpose

If you're anything like me, you'll know that the struggle is very real when it comes to getting out of bed in the morning. Especially when it's super dark and horrible outside, like it always is at this time of year. 

Here are a few of my tips and tricks to get you up and going when all you want to do is sleep in:

Sleep

I know, shocker right? Get those Zzz's in. It sounds pretty obvious, but I know how hard it can be to be disciplined when it comes to sleep. I try really hard to have a set bedtime, put my phone down, and not spend endless time scrolling through the gram. It's easier said than done.

Girl scrolling through her phone at bedtime
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I feel more rested when I read a couple of chapters from a good book before I nod off.

If you don't have anything good to read lying around and you're strapped for cash, don't forget that public libraries still exist. 

Put your phone on the other side of the room

You can do the same with your alarm clock. Is anyone is still using those?

When your alarm rings, you're literally going to have to get up out of bed and go turn off it off. Ingenious! 

Alarm clock ringing
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Make something yummy for breakfast

I will literally spend as much time as possible in bed before I have to get up. Often this means I'm in a rush to get out of the door, and I usually end up skipping breakfast, which I know I definitely shouldn't. 

Recently, I started getting a little more organised and prepare my breakfast the night before.

My new favourite thing to make is chocolate overnight oats. And yes, it's basically cold porridge, which might not sound so appetising on its own, but definitely is. 

To make it you simply:

  1. Grab a bowl. Add half a cup of oats and half a cup of chocolate milk to it.
  2. Mix in a teaspoon of honey if you like it sweet, and pop some frozen or fresh raspberries on top.  
  3. Stick it in the fridge before you go to sleep.

Then in the morning you'll have a gooey chocolate pudding for brekkie. What's even better is that the oats keep you super full until lunchtime, so its a win all round.  

Spend some time with Jesus

I find the morning the best time to pray and read my bible.

My mind isn't racing with 100 things to do yet, and I find that starting in the way I mean to go on, with Jesus, sets me up for the day ahead.

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So grab your freshly made overnight oats and your bible, pop on some music, and listen to God and what he has to say over you, your day, and your life ahead. It's always good.

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