How to Get Going in the Morning

Not everyone is a “morning person,” and most people who consider themselves to be the antithesis of these bubbly early risers can’t even comprehend where the energy or enthusiasm comes from. You may be surprised by this, but getting an active start to the morning is more of a choice than you realize. In a post-Daylight Savings Time reality, the days are shorter, so you’ll want to be able to take advantage of the morning as much as possible. Here are some handy tips to help you get yourself going in the morning.

If You’re a Slow Starter, Give Yourself a Mentally Engaging Activity

One of the biggest hang ups that non morning people have is the slow start. It can be tough to get out of bed and get moving. Maybe you need 20 minutes to yourself, but if you find yourself lagging two hours into your morning, it may be a question of approach. Giving yourself a mentally engaging activity — like reading or journaling — to do right after waking up can get your cognitive juices flowing.

Leave Your Phone Far From Your Bedside

Another morning stumbling block for many people is the pressure and anxiety induced by your phone. Maybe you don’t think of it that way, but waking up and immediately checking your phone to browse social media and start imbibing content can have a negative effect on your mental state. It can also keep you in bed, scrolling. Try using an alarm alternative so you can keep your phone out of the bedroom.

Getting a Good Start to Your Morning Will Benefit You

Natural light is a huge positive for any work environment. When there’s less natural light available due to the shorter days, it will behoove you to get a great start to your morning right away. By changing up your routine just a little bit, you may find that you are a morning person (or at least less of a not morning person) after all.

Dunn Brothers Coffee Can Help You Start Your Morning

If you need help waking up, Dunn Brothers Coffee is your morning assistant. A bevy of delicious coffee beverages await to help shake out the morning cobwebs. Plus, our spacious, collaborative environment creates a perfect workspace to help you feel and work your best in the morning. If you’d like to learn more about our bean and roast options, you can contact Dunn Brothers Coffee in Coralville, IA at 319-665-2020.