Perhaps—like us—you’ve learned that a Monday morning feeling can last you until Wednesday. Thursday, even, in some cases. It’s not like you don’t look forward to your week, but that morning drowsiness is hard to shake on a daily basis. After all, what’s better than disappearing into cozy pillows and soft sheets for just another few minutes?
All of us have probably employed various tactics to help us pretend we are, in fact, morning people. Maybe it was putting your alarm on the opposite side of your room so you had to fully emerge from bed to turn it off. Perhaps you’ve stocked the fridge with delicious food galore, so that you had breakfast smoothies and beautiful omelets to look forward to.
What we’re saying is, all of our many morning attempts are just as unique as we are. So, in this edition of Tastemaker Feed, we took a peek at how some of our trusted Influencers customize their mornings. Here’s what we found.
“I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a million times, I am not a morning person. Never was and honestly don’t think I will ever be. But mornings are not without hope. I am not a natural morning lover but I have created patterns and habits that awaken the love for the new day in me… and also just awake me.
My alarm goes off twice without fail. It is set for 4 alarms but I’m pretty good about getting up before they all go off. I fumble down the stairs and head straight to make myself coffee. Before anything else, coffee is what begins my day. I stand in the kitchen or curl back up on the couch holding my coffee. The house is always quiet at that time. And when it is summer I sit on the back porch and listen to the birds sing.
It is slow. The coffee is hot. And not much else is required of me.”
-Elizabeth, Oak and Oats
“I’m not a morning person. There I said it. I loathe getting up early. I’m guilty of hitting snooze one too many times. And I have the hardest time making myself get into bed at a decent hour. I much prefer staying up late, sleeping in, and then pressing repeat the next day. But over the last couple of years of being my own boss, I’ve worked my hardest to wake up earlier than my norm. Not quite the 6 or 7 a.m. wakeup times that I wish I could manage but more like 9 or 10 a.m.
The biggest help for me in that area? Quick and easy morning routines. First and foremost, food and coffee upon waking up. When it comes to food I’m trying my hardest to eat every morning, no matter how busy I am. My go-tos include Green Smoothies and English Muffins with Almond Butter and Blueberries. Both quick and easy, but also healthy and filling.”
– Josh, The Kentucky Gent
Sounds like all of us not-morning-people are in good company! How do you guys get yourself up and out of bed in the mornings? Share your woes and inspirations with us below.