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Thursday Things:
Become a Morning Person

by Josh Johnson

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Maybe it has something to do with school being back in season, but one thing is for certain as of this week I’m doing my best to haul my ass out of bed earlier each and every morning. I’ve never been much of a morning person, as in I loathe waking up early, but I’m a huge believer that I’m 100% more productive when I’m up before the sun. Which is why Man Repeller’s advice on how to become a morning person was a godsend for me this week.

Truth be told I have no problem waking up to an alarm, my issue is that I hit snooze 25 more times than I should.  My remedy for this has been to place my phone as far away from my bed as possible, in other words forcing myself to get out of of bed to turn my alarm off. I’m happy to report that I’ve been up before the sun every day this week (even if I did over sleep yesterday), and today as well as Monday hit up a 6 a.m. yoga session. So far, so good. Any other tips from the peanut gallery on how to become a morning? 

Did you know that each Myers-Briggs Personality Type has a kind of exercise that they’re nationally most drawn to? I’m an ENFP, and my personality type leans towards Adventure Racing because of our relatively short attention span. Maybe this explains why I enjoy running so much. 

Or the real reason I run may be because I seriously enjoy food (chubby thighs and all, remember?). The amount of food blogs I now follow is bad for my waist line, and this week they all served up some pin-worthy food. From Cheesy Potato Soup to Maple Bacon Polenta + Mexican Corn Salad and Mini Bánh Mì Bites I’ve got things covered on the savory front for a minute. And with recipes for Homemade Ice Cream + Blueberry Compote and One Bowl Chocolate Cake (serious godsend, my kitchen sink is SO small) I’m looking forward to a long weekend spent in the kitchen. 

I love to eat out about as much as I love to cook at home, but the tables are definitely turned when I’m in another city, like NYC for Instance. Luckily Isaac rounded up The Top 10 Spots To Eat in New York City just in time for my next trip to the city. 

With all this talk of food it should come at no surprise that I’ve been planning out my dream kitchen for years now, and the same could be said about a bathroom. Because truth be told I literally hate getting ready, especially when it’s in a tiny ass bathroom. Trust me when I say being 6’4″ isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. 

Image c/o Man Repeller

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  • You’re not the only one wanting to get out of bed earlier. I find myself so much more productive in the morning and feel great knowing I’ve managed to get things done early!

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  • Cheers! I’m trying to wake up earlier at least on weekdays too. With school starting up, roads are getting more crowded and I’ll need more time once the ice storms arrive *cringe*
    I’ve decided against getting blackout shades for this reason.

    Ouch at your bathroom woes. One of my cousins is over 6′ and one of the reasons he chose his apartment was the bathroom was an adequate size and the shower was a higher height.

    • I have blackout shades (to help with my room staying cool during the day), but I’ve started to keep them open at night. Otherwise I’d sleep way, way too late.

  • Great post! I am not much for a morning person either but I have been training myself to be one recently! It’s such a great feeling when you get that head start.

    • Thanks Alex! And I couldn’t agree more, such a great feeling! Going to a morning yoga class has been a huge help for me. Hoping that after a week or so of that I’ll be in the routine of getting up and going early.

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    • Thanks Andrea!


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  • Jerry Papineau

    I’ve always heard that successful people wake up before the competition!

    Getting up early every morning, for me, is all about routine. I roll out of bed, turn on a spotify playlist (essential), and pour the coffee. It takes the exact time for me to smoke as it takes for my eggs to be done how I like them. In the warm months I eat my breakfast outside.This is a good time for me to meditate about the day ahead. There’s something about birds chirping in the crisp morning that sets the stage for a good day…Then I s/s/s and head out the door. All of this is timed so that I walk out of the door at the same time every day.

    I look forward to this routine in the morning. It centers me for the day ahead, and I know that if I don’t get my ass out of bed when the alarm goes off I’m going to screw it up.

    But that’s just how I do it.

    • Sounds like a good routine to have! May have to follow your lead. Looking forward to hanging on Saturday!