Ever wish you could become one of those rare morning people? The ones that wake with a start, feeling refreshed and energized. The ones that get in that morning workout or wrap up some work before many of us even hit the snooze button for the first time. Here are five tips to help you achieve that early bird status!
Create a morning schedule. Physically write down the things you’d like to complete in the morning and set a time for each. Then stick with it. Once you force yourself out of bed early one or two weeks consistently, you’ll find it gets easier and easier to do.
Let the light in. Whether natural or artificial, light tells your brain its time to get up and get going. If your room lacks large windows where you can open the blinds up, consider investing in a timed lamp or alarm clock with a light.
Prep and eat breakfast. Although there are many of us who chose the skip breakfast, it is key to perking up your energy in the morning. Try prepping protein-focused meals the night before or grab a yogurt or fruit and try to consume it right after you wake.
Get your body moving. Whether it’s a short walk around your neighborhood or a rigorous 5:30 am spin class, getting your blood pumping will help wake up your body and has a ton of other benefits, like stress and anxiety reduction.
Feed your mind. Stimulate your brain and do something you enjoy first thing in the morning. Try reading a favorite book, catching up on the news, doing daily meditation, or setting intentions.
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Brent Hammonds, MSW, CDPE, Associate Broker. A resident of Arizona since 1991 and a Graduate of Arizona State University, Brent provides years of experience as an East Valley Realtor, servicing the cities of Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Care Free, Cave Creek, Gilbert, Tempe, and Phoenix. After receiving his State of Arizona Real Estate License in 2002, Brent began developing his expertise throughout the real estate community. Since that time Brent has established himself as a Multi-Million Dollar Producer in the East Valley. In 2007, Brent began focusing his real estate practice on the Phoenix area Short Sale & Foreclosure market. He is an established Short Sale Spe cialist who assists Phoenix area homeowners in negotiating with their lenders in order to avoid foreclosure. Brent has taught classes on “Successfully Negotiating and Closing Short Sale Transactions†and has been the focus of several local newspaper articles as a specialist in listing and selling Short Sales throughout the Valley. Brent handles every client transaction with unparalleled professionalism and a level of customer service second to none. He continues to work tirelessly on behalf of his clients to make their home buying or selling experience, pleasant and stress-free.