Thursday, 6 November 2014

Early Morning Productivity- Thinking out loud

Hidy-ho friendly folks!
It's Thursday and I've been thinking... out loud!
Thanks Spoons for the link-up!

Today I want to talk about my mornings.
I am definitely a person who is a heck of a lot more productive in the morning than at night- take the other day for example I woke up, chugged water, read blog posts, messaged some friends (about events coming up) did 100 sit ups, ate 2 dates, went for a run, had a shower and washed my hair... all before it was 6:30am!
Compare that to the night- I ate dinner and watched some t.v., then read a book.

I like to think I wake for a better reason than my internal body clock. So I tell myself this:
But why am I so productive in the mornings? Why am I the only teenager who wakes up before their parents? Why do I like to go to bed somewhere between 8:30pm-9:30pm?

Because that's just who I am!
 For some reason I feel better and enjoy my day more when I've already accomplished so much. I hate having things hanging over my head. If I have to do something I'll do it there and then, I've never really been an 'I'll do it later.' kind of person
 I also feel a lot more energised if I've woken up somewhere between 5:30am-6:30am because I think that's my bodies perfect waking time.

I'm also really scared of alarm clocks:
I like to rise with the sun

Ultimately I think the reason I like early mornings so much can be summed up in this quote:
Now I know not everyone loves the mornings...
However, if you want to become a morning person, here's a few tips:
  1. Slash an hour from your day- trim down your evening tasks
  2. Make sure you have a good hearty breakfast with lots of protein because some coffee and a piece of gum will not make the mornings more bearable! (check out some great recipes here)
  3. Exercise when the sun comes up- early morning exercise can help us feel more energised all day!
  4. Lastly:
How great is that?
I was reading a magazine the other day and there was an interview with Shailene Woodley (favourite actress at the moment!) where she said she started everyday shouting 'Good Morning!' to the world as loud as she can. I thought this was awesome and now I do the exact same thing :) You guys should try it, you will definitely end up either laughing/ smiling/ ready to tackle the day!

This is just me Thinking Out Loud... leave a comment if you are like me (I'm sure there are heaps of you... maybe) or if you prefer the mornings in bed :)


  1. When I was younger, I didn't like getting up early or at All! About 12 years ago, I got a job that had me getting up at 4am to be ready and at work on time. Since then I've been a morning person and I really like it. I agree, I like getting things done before anyone else is up. Have a great day!

  2. I love getting up early (and it happens naturally for me). That means I tend to like to sleep early, too, though, and since I'm at college that puts me on a totally different schedule than everyone else. It's weird, but it's the way I operate, so I just try to roll with it. :)

  3. Yay! I'm not alone! Thanks for both of your comments :)
    Ellen- I think I'll be the same when I go to uni... but that's just me :)
    Have a great day
    Steph 2 chef x


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