HOW TO: WAKE UP EARLY

While I definitely enjoy the luxury of (occasionally) sleeping in, I've found my most productive and successful days are those when I am up with the sun. Just like any habit, it takes practice and awareness and a willingness to create it or break it. But this is something you can get excited about... it is a blessing to wake up every day, with endless opportunities to create magic! 

Here are a few tips on how to get up early!

1. AIRPLANE MODE!!! - Cant stress this one enough. Mindlessly scrolling through your feeds not only stimulates the mind, but the blue light that almost every device gives off tricks our circadian rhythm, or natural body clock, into thinking that it’s daytime. It also boosts attention and reaction times, and interferes with our bodies’ production of melatonin, the hormone that induces sleep, making it difficult to nod off. So don't give yourself any excuses to reach over for your phone, airplane mode dat shiz!! Extra challenge: put your phone on airplane more at LEAST 30 minutes before going to bed. 

2. Schedule your Most Exciting and Important Plans for the Morning- This way you are motivated to get it done and then you don't even have to think or worry about it the rest of the day! Reduce as much stress as possible, as early as possible. Doesn't that sound nice? (my most exciting plans often include breakfast, so here is a smoothie bowl recipe you can recreate in the AM!)

3. Put your Alarm Clock on the Other Side of the Room - Makes it much more difficult to hit snooze, and gets you up and on your feet. 

4. Open all the blinds right away - Let the light in so that your brain registers that it is time to turn on and start the day. I also like to put on some music (Bob Marley Radio on Spotify usually, but you can check out some of my playlists here!)