19 May 2017

Can You Become A Morning Person?

Can you become a morning person?  If you had asked me that ten years ago, the answer would have been a resounding no.  I have always become more alive at night, groggy in the mornings.  Ten years ago and beyond people knew not to even approach me before 10.30am.

These days I have improved a lot, people can now approach me with safety haha, but I still struggle to get up in the morning and I would like to be able to accomplish a lot more.  So I thought that I would share some of the things that I have been doing to improve my mornings.


First things, first plan your morning the night before.

If you struggle to function in the mornings, organising yourself and the things you need to accomplish is somethings (always) hard.  One of the things that I make part of my evening routine is to organise my morning routine.

I chose my outfit the night before and get it out ready.  I take out the makeup that I will be using and lay it out on a chest of drawers ready to be used.  I put my skincare routine out ready in the bathroom (within morning stumbling distance) and put my coffee things out ready in the kitchen.  I am still working on having breakfast in the morning but haven't accomplished that yet.

Next, set yourself up to be ready for sleep.

This is a hard one for me as I live with my mum and my bedroom is used as sitting room, lounging room and bedroom.  Depending on what I am doing the next day, I aim for a time that I want to go to bed and turn off the television at least half an hour before.  I try to read some of whatever book I have on my bed stand for the remaining time as I find this relaxing.  I also ensure not to eat anything at least three hours before I want to go to bed. 

Be comfortable and supported

When my very old mattress needed replacing a couple of years ago, I made the mistake in not investing in a good mattress.  I bought a cheap one, thinking that anything would do, and subsequently spent the next six months uncomfortable and with disturbed sleep.

I invested in a decent pocket sprung mattress and suddenly I was sleeping through the night without waking up, having to adjust to become more comfortable.  I think I paid around £250 and I am happy in the knowledge that it should last me 7-8 years.

Finally, and this is something that I will talk about in a future blog post, I have recently bought a morning sidekick journal which aims, within 66 days, to make you in a morning person.  I will let you know about my progress.

In the meantime however, I have become involved with the Bed Guru's #SpringOutofBed campaign.  They have offered me the opportunity to give away a fabulous breakfast hamper, shown below, which has lovely things like smoked salmon, croissants and fruit preserves.  You can check out the hamper here:


You can enter the competition below:



*In collaboration with Bed Guru.

159 comments:

  1. Shreddies and banana with ice cold milk

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  2. I normally have porridge, an apple and a nice cup of tea..

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  3. I have porridge topped with blueberries x thanks for the chance to win x fingers crossed x

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  4. If feeling adventurous Eggs Benedict,if not just a bowl of Granola x

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  5. Porridge - not very adventurous but good for diabetes :-)

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  6. I'm a cereal bar, portion of fruit and yogurt girl - but I'll happily go for an all you can eat hotel breakfast, should the need arise!!

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  7. pancakes for the weekend , toast in the week.

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  8. It depends, I would love an English Breakfast everyday, but sadly my hips don;t allow!

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  9. Michelle Smith24 May 2017 at 00:01

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  10. I like cereal or porridge for breakfast 😊

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  11. Weetabix followed by a banana

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  12. Usually nothing as I'm out of bed, showered and off on the commute by 5.30

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  13. I had a banana, raspberry and blueberry smoothie

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  14. Toast or porridge depending on how hungry I am

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  15. I have fruit and yoghurt for breakfast

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  16. Usually muesli but a lovely full English on a Sunday morning.

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  17. Some fruit and a cup of tea. Thanks for this lovely giveaway.

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  18. Muesli or Weetabix and a cup of tea!

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  20. I'm not good at eating in the morning so usually just have a yoghurt

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  21. Banana and 2 slices of peanut butter on toast

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  22. Banana on toast and a cup of tea.

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  23. Charlotte Carter-Dunn26 May 2017 at 09:48

    Muesli with almond milk, not very exciting!

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  24. Hashbrowns,beans,mushrooms,bacon

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  25. I am a huge lover of toast :)

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  26. I usually have a super quick omelette xxx

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  27. we love boiled eggs whites with toast.x great blog.x

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  28. Usually just wholemeal toast, marmalade & a very large coffee

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  29. Granola topped with fresh fruit and yoghurt

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  30. Usually nothing till about 11, then it would be something easy like a yoghurt

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  31. During the week I have soft boiled eggs with soldiers but on the weekend I have a full English.

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  32. Usually porridge, but someimtes as a special treat, a bacon roll....

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  33. Porridge and marmite on toast :)

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  34. I usually have mamrmalade on toast

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  35. Toast and marmalade with a large cuppa.

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  36. sometimes i have branflakes topped with rhaspberries and strawberries and have banana after when working, or i have a coked breakfast when i don't work

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  37. Nothing during the week but I like Eggs Benedict on the weekend x

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  38. i normally dont get chance to eat breakfast,but when i do i often feel sluggish,but ive started to have a banana or a few grapes and i dont get the same feeling so ive been sticking to it

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  39. im currently trying to lose weight, so breakfast consists of melon, apple and orange with a dollop of natural yogurt.

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  40. Nothing fancy here just cereal with the kids or a breakfast bar if I'm in a rush.

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  41. Honey nut cornflakes with added raisins and almond milk all washed down with a strong cuppa tea

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  42. Plain old toast - with cheese!!

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  43. 1 shredded wheat plus fruit and fibre or a banana

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  44. During the week I tend to have a bowl of cereal, but at the weekend I treat myself to some Danish pastries or freshly made pancakes.

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  45. Usually fruit, smoothies, toast and on special days I'll have salmon with scrambled eggs!

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  46. Bran flakes with strawberries

    KATHY D

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  47. As I'm normally in a rush I just tend to have a coffee.

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  48. At home I have toast or cereal with berries on toast. If I go out for breakfast I like smoked salmon bagels or an English breakfast 😊

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  49. Always have scrambled eggs every morning 😊

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  50. porridge, every morning with seeds and honey!

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  51. toast with butter and a cup of tea x

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  52. Porridge or peanut butter on toast

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  53. porridge, soya milk, blueberries, cinammon and sunflower seeds

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  54. I usually just have a cup of tea unless it's a special occasion or I'm on holiday. Bad I know!

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  55. A strong coffee with egg on toast

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  56. i usually have marmite on toast or special k

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  57. I usually have toast and marmalade during the week and boiled egg and soldiers at the weekends

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  58. Toast and Blueberry Jam Lushhh

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  59. Fruit, yogurt and cereal bar on a weekday and oat pancakes or bacon sandwich on a weekend

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  60. At the moment I am loving overnight oats with strawberries and raspberries.

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  61. toast but if I'm on a diet nothing

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  62. Porridge if it's cold, granola, natural yogurt and fruit if the weathers warm.

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  63. Scrambled eggs on toast with a coffee :)

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  64. I normally have porridge with banana or honey

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  65. This is really bad, but usually a chocolate bar at the bus stop on my way to work.

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  66. It varies but usually cereal or toast

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  67. A boiled egg and wholemeal bread

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  68. toast and marmalade

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  69. normally Belvita - always in such a rush - I have difficulty getting up:-)

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  70. Honey cornflakes with almond milk

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  71. toast and jam or 2 weetabix with sliced bananna on top a nice start to any day.

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  72. Ate nothing for brekkie yet, the kids have been running me ragged! ��

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  73. I can't wait for my morning coffee. I usually don't eat though.

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  74. Toast usually but sometimes a full English.

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  75. weetabix but if im lucky my fiance will make me a bacon roll

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  76. Porridge and lots of strong tea x

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  77. cup of coffee & sometimes scrambled egg on toast

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  78. Tea, cereals and toast

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  79. For breakfast I have oats, chia seeds & mashed banana, with berries or kiwi on top.

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  80. im following slimming world so for breakfast i usually have 2 weetabix with lots of fruit

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  81. I do not have breakfast unless I am on holiday.

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  82. Toast with butter and marmalade

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  84. I have porridge with honey and chia seeds at the moment

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  85. Just Tea do to Shift and Bed.

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  86. Cereal or toast or overnight oats during the week. On a weekend poached eggs or a bacon sandwich

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  87. Usually wholemeal toast and marmite

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  88. Warburtons Giant Crumpet and a cup of tea. Nice.

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  89. Usually a cereal bar and a yoghurt.

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  90. I have Coco Pops for breakfast.

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  91. charlotte batkins3 June 2017 at 17:14

    bagel, crunchy nut or good old shredded wheat x

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  92. Toast and marmite with a black coffee, or crumpets with a bit of marmalade on them.

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  93. I have homemade muesli with a cup of tea

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  94. Weetabix and a slice of toast, nice prize to win

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  95. Normally just a quick coffee but on a weekend I'll sometimes have danish pastries.

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  96. I have special flakes, with strawberries, blueberries and goji's :)

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  97. I love porridge with chia seeds, banana and strawberries :)

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  98. I love porridge with chia seeds, banana and strawberries :)

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  99. Eggy bread!

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  100. Cereal followed by toast and peanut butter and a gallon of green tea,

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  101. I usually have toast and marmite

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  102. porridge lovely creamy and filling

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  103. I usually have warm croissants and jam and a cup of tea x

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  104. I don't usually have breakfast....just lots of coffee

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