In life, some of us are night owls and some of us are morning larks. Which one we are defines a lot – the jobs we want to do, the friends we make and more. The issue you sometimes find is that when you’re a night owl, society is built more for the morning lark. There are more jobs available for people that work during the day. You have to get there in the morning, even if you’d rather still be in bed, or chilling at home.
What this means is that you need to find a way to be ready to go in the morning even if it is the last thing you want to do. It’s almost a cliche, the cartoon of the person who snarls at anyone who talks to them before noon. The caption being “He/She just isn’t a morning person!”. Some of us really aren’t, but we have to find a way to work like we are for the mean time.
Make Your Morning Routine Energizing
If we had a choice, we wouldn’t be going to work at a time when our body rhythms were telling us we should still be hibernating. But when we don’t have a choice, the best hope is to stimulate ourselves as much as possible and get on with it. A lot of products available on the market, such as face washes and shower gels, have fresh citrus scents. They may also have fine particles that scrub the skin and stimulate blood flow. Use as many of these products as you need.
Coffee: There’s A Reason It’s A Cliche
Have you ever used the phrase “Don’t even talk to me before I have had my coffee?“. Possibly not, as a lot of people don’t talk like that outside of sitcoms. However, there is no doubt that a cup of morning Joe can turn your mental state from “darker than coal” to “a bit less dark” at least. The fresher the coffee is, the better. Making it from scratch, for example with one of the awesome JURA coffee machines for your home, is a good start to the day.
Fight Music: Not Just For Fights Anymore
At any sporting event you might see these days, there is inspirational music played, to get the crowd and the players pumped up. It may seem like overkill to do this at the start of your day, but it works. Make a playlist of songs that get you going. Listen to it in the kitchen, the car or anywhere else that you feel could be of help. The car is particularly good, as it allows you to scream along at the top of your voice.
Most people understand that we’re not all morning people. Chances are you know a few people at work who are the same. The solidarity you nourish with these people will also help. Until you can find a job that suits your own rhythm you should use everything there is at your disposal. Facing the morning can be difficult, so you’ll find a lot of benefit in having an army at your back. What are some ways you deal to get through your mornings?