Mornings can be such a struggle, if you fight them. I used to be one of those that set my alarm extra early and then hit snooze about a dozen times before finally, groggily, rolling out of bed to face the day. That tactic always left me feeling grouchy through to about lunchtime wishing I was still cuddled up in bed. I’m still not much of a morning person – I’d much rather stay up to all hours of the night. But as a mom with lots of responsibilities in the morning, I’ve found some things that help me feel more like a morning person even if I’m nowhere close.
This post is sponsored by Pilot Flying J, but all opinions are my own.
6 Ways to Fake Being a Morning Person
Go to Bed by 10 pm – Set a goal to go to bed no later than 10 pm each evening. That will ensure you get enough sleep that you’ll feel rested in the morning, which will do wonders for the start of the day. You’ll also be more productive if you aren’t tired all morning long.
Don’t Hit “Snooze” – Break the bad habit of the awful snooze button. Instead, set your alarm for as late as possible. This way, you’ll get to actually enjoy those last 15-20 minutes of sleep, rather than ending your morning in abrupt bursts of half-sleep.
Wake up to Natural Light – Crack your curtains just a little bit to allow some natural light to come into the room with the sunrise. It doesn’t need to be much, just a little bit will help you to wake up ready for the day ahead. Just make sure to crack the curtains in a direction that the morning rays won’t land in your eyes.
Take a Shower to Wake-up – A hot shower can gently wake you up from groggy to ready to take on the world in as little as 5 minutes! Take in a radio and turn the music up, too!
Start With a Big Cup of Water – A tall glass of water will help your digestive system, weight loss, and do wonders for waking you up, as well. I always fill up a tall glass right after the shower, it’s really refreshing!
A Good Breakfast Matters – Don’t skip out on breakfast. It’s easy and tempting to do, but you’ll actually end up more distracted during the morning hours and will have a harder time focusing and being productive.
If you’re running late or haven’t done grocery shopping lately, you can stop in at a local Pilot Flying J and grab one of their new hearty, artisan PJ Fresh Breakfast Sandwiches. With a great selection of five “Premium” and four “Classic Recipe” Sandwiches made with eggs, quality cheeses and hearty proteins on bakery-style bread, you’re sure to find something that your family will love.
Pilot Flying J is a convenient way to catch breakfast on the go. Stop in and grab one of their fabulous new breakfast sandwiches on your way to work or on a family road trip or even just to break up the routine and take the family out on a Saturday morning. It’s a filling breakfast that won’t feel like a shortcut even though you can hold it in your hand. So throw out that knife, fork, and plate and make breakfast easy.
Turn to the Pilot Flying J app or to pilotflyingj.com to find one of their 270 locations serving all nine of the PJ Fresh Breakfast sandwiches and 268 locations with a limited menu. They’re sure to be a family favorite and make it easier to feel more like a morning person.