Tips for being a morning person and not wanting to go back to bed again
Okay, we’ve all been there. Somedays you hear your alarm go off and the first thought that comes through your mind is “I can’t wait to go back to bed tonight” I mean, sleeping is probably one of my favourite things to do, though I really wish it wasn’t. I truly envy morning people, or the people that only need 6 h of sleep. Like, wtf? How do you do that? I need at least 9 h of sleep in order to feel functional, and being in uni living in student halls in practically impossible.
Anyways, here are some tips for all my sleepy heads that wish to be *cough* aliensfromanotherplanetbecausesrslyhowcanyouwakeupeverydayat5 *cough* morning people. I’m not a morning person by any means, but sometimes I feel like the best advice comes from people that struggle as much as you do:
Routine. Routine. Routine. I cannot stress this enough. Having a routine very morning makes you feel so put together. Waking up to go into your bathroom. Doing your makeup. Murdering the flatmate that wouldn’t turn down their music until 4 AM. Just small things you do every morning to give you a sense of order. I personally like to meditate for five minutes everyday. It also works for me to imagine myself in one of those Morning Routine videos, so I start talking like a beauty guru in my head (you do it too, and you know it)
Look forward to something. But something that you are doing as part of your morning routine. Maybe is watching a show while you have breakfast. Maybe is talking to your S.O. But make it part of your routine, because if you have a 9 AM lecture the next day that you really don’t like, it’s going to be harder to want to get out of bed. If it’s something small that you do while getting ready, you’ll feel more inclined to stop hitting the snooze button, even if you’re not really looking forward for what you have to do next.
Leave something to do for the next day, in the morning. If I want to get to bed early, but I still have to do something first, sometimes I’ll leave it for the morning after. That way I’ll have to force myself to get out of bed in order to have time to do it. This works really good on Mondays, for example.
Set goals. Okay, let’s be honest. You’re not going to wake up tomorrow at 5 AM, workout, meditate, shower, have a healthy breakfast, do some readings, clean your bathroom and then head to your lecture. You may be able to do it for a couple days, but you will quickly loose motivation. I find that the best thing to do is to set goals. Start by waking up everyday at the same time ( would be better if you did it on the weekends too, but everyone knows they are cheat days) and do one thing of all the things you want to do. My personal goal atm is to wake up at 8 and in my morning routine meditate some. I will continue to do it until it becomes a habit. Then, maybe I’ll continue by doing some workout, and so forth. See what I mean?
Forgive yourself. Nobody’s perfect! If you went to bed last night at 2 because you were studying (or maybe you just went out, couldn’t sleep) it’s okay to sleep in sometimes. Somedays we are just more tired and our body needs that extra half and hour. But forgive yourself, and try again the next day. Being a morning person takes time and will, but it is possible! (Or so I’ve been told…) Let me know how it goes!! We can do this guys!
i know retroactively ascribing highly specific contemporary labels to dead historical figures is unproductive because our sense of language, experience, and identity will always be different from theirs but daphne du maurier was a trans man oh my god
IMAGINE LEONARD MCCOY BEING WOKEN UP IN THE MIDDLE OF HIS SLEEPING SHIFT TO ASSIST IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY AND HE ARRIVES IN SICK BAY STILL IN HIS LOOSE CHECKERED PAJAMA SHORTS AND BAGGY STARFLEET ACADEMY SHIRT WITH HIS HAIR ALL ASKEW AND THE ENTIRE MEDICAL TEAM HAS A COLLECTIVE HEART ATTACK
“Nope,” Chat Noir admits, trying to
keep any disappointment from sneaking into his tone. He’d never slept over at
someone’s house before. His father was far
too protective to have him do something like that.
This was from a well deserved Sunday Brunch a few weeks ago. Sometimes you just gotta post up next to the Marina, eat some bacon and split a bottle of champagne with your Best friend. This obviously was a very enjoyable morning but unfortunately by body isn’t down with it every day so we have to find ways to enjoy the morning, EVERY MORNING!
We all know we can tell our body feels a certain way as soon
as we gain enough consciousness in the am. If I ate pizza at 2:00am compared to
having a lean dinner at 8:00 pm, I can feel the difference in my stomach as
soon as I roll over. If I wash my face before I go to bed I can wake up and
enjoy the 30 second eye rub compared to not washing my face and waking up to a
heavy oily setting while I lay there and wonder how much mascara I got all over
my pillows. Not Fun. Then your eyes are all swollen and shitty looking and you
can bet that you’ve got about T-minus 2 days until that acne kicks in.
Literally like a meteor, and there’s no way to avoid it now.
Have you ever
heard the phrase, “When you drink tonight, you are borrowing happiness from
tomorrow?” Little corny but true. I think some of us are at a point that we’re
borrowing happiness from next month.But your mood for tomorrow is generally
set by how you feel in the morning and it’s determined not only by if you drank
the night before or not but if you overall took care of yourself.
Did you eat well? Did you brush your teeth and wash your
face? Did you take a second to think about what you have going on the following
day so you are prepared? Did you get at least 6 hours of sleep? Did you drink
enough water the day before or are you waking up with your fingers swollen on
to your rings?
Do you have a morning routine or do you wake up and watch 73
videos on your phone then go back to bed because you can’t think of anything to
Personally, I get up, make my bed, clean up my house, throw
some clothes on and go to a café to wake up and see what I have going on that
So if you want to get moving a little bit and actually not
want to kill yourself by 9:00 am, then try a few (or all) of these tips and
notice the difference in your energy and mood every day !
- Drink water through out the day ( at least 4 16 oz
- Wash your face/ brush your teeth – it catches up to you
not only tomorrow but in the long run if you don’t.
- Make sure your room is as dark as it can be when you go to
sleep so you don’t interrupt any of that glorious shut eye.
- Don’t eat after 8:00 pm
- Make your last meal of the day some veggies and protein
because there is hardly any sodium. (No late night Chinese meals. That salt is
gunna stick to you like white on rice)
- Work out for at least 30 minutes at some point during the
day. You’ll sleep better.
- Have a general idea of some things that you want to get
done the following day so you have motivation and a sense of urgency to get up.
- Whatever your alcohol intake is right now, cut it in half.
Do it for yourself!! You’re the only one that can :)
Summary: You finally decide to tell Bucky that you’ve been in love with him since the day you met but what happens when you walk in on him with a girl? And not just any girl; Natasha.
Pairing: Bucky x Reader
Warnings: Pietro Maximoff
A/N: Hiiiii sorry for the wait!
“What’s wrong? You bolted out of there so fast.” Bucky says, stepping inside your room.
You pull away from the hug but Wanda doesn’t fully release you from her hold. “I’m fine, I just felt sick.”
His eyebrows knit together. “Sick? Do you need me to get you some medicine? How sick? Like nausea? Stomach pains?”
“She’s fine now, Bucky.” Wanda snapped. “You can go back to the kitchen. I’ve got her.”
She was shooting daggers into his head. If looks could kill, he’d be dead. Bucky genuinely looked confused towards Wanda’s glares and her tone. He looks at you as if waiting for confirmation and you rub your eyes.
“Go, Bucky, I’m fine, really.” you say.
A look flashes over his features, something you can’t quite decipher before he turns around and leaves your room. You let out a sigh and turn back to Wanda who was frowning.
“That oblivious asshole.” she muttered under her breath.
“Can we just forget about him for like, forever?” you groan, causing Wanda to laugh.
“Whatever you want, Y/N.” she says. “Ooo! How about we go see my brother tomorrow! I know you haven’t seen him in a while and it’ll be good for you to get away from Bucky for a day.”
You shrug. “Yeah, okay. I miss that squirt anyways.”
“I’m sure he misses you too.” she lets you go and nods over to your bed. “Get some sleep. We’ll leave around eight.”
“Isn’t Pietro gonna get mad that we’re there so early? He’s not a morning person.” you say, sitting on your bed.
“Yeah but it’s alright. He’ll get over it.” Wanda shrugged.
You laugh and climb into bed, watching as Wanda left your room after bidding you goodnight. You lay there for a bit, excited that you would be seeing Pietro tomorrow.
“Get up!” Wanda shouted before jumping on you. “Get up, get up, get up!”
You let out an annoyed groan and reach over, grabbing a pillow and throwing it at the brunette. “Shut. Up.”
Wanda smiles. “Come on, we gotta hit the road.”
“I haven’t even had breakfast yet, Wanda.” you whine, opening one eye to look at her.
“We’ll go get breakfast with Pietro now come on.” she pulls you up and out of bed before handing you some clothes. “I took the liberty of getting some clothes for you. Hurry up and take a shower.”
You playfully roll your eyes and snatch the clothes from her, disappearing into the bathroom. You have absolutely no idea how someone can be so happy in the morning. After taking a shower and getting dressed, you find Wanda in the living room, on her phone.
“I’m ready.” you announce with a smile.
“Ready for what?” a groggy voice says from behind you. Both you and Wanda turn around, seeing Bucky standing there. It’s clear that he’s just woken up.
“We’re going to see my brother.” Wanda smiled. Bucky tenses up.
“Oh.” he nods. “Are you sure you have to go? I wanted to do something with you today.” he looks directly at you as he spoke.
“Um..” you cough. “Yeah. I haven’t seen Pietro in a while and I miss him.”
All he does is nod. The awkward silence makes it’s way towards you and Bucky but before it could get too awkward, Wanda comes up beside you and grabs your upper arm.
“Come on Y/N.”
You don’t hesitate, letting her drag you away from Bucky and out of the building, to her car. “I froze, oh my god I’m such an idiot. That was such an awkward silence and I hate awkward silences.”
Wanda puts the car in drive. “Don’t think about it too much.”
After a very long drive (actually it was only 20 minutes but you get very moody when you’re hungry) you finally make it to Pietro’s apartment. You go to knock but Wanda grabs your hand, stopping you.
“What? I’m gonna knock.” you say. She shakes her head and digs around her pocket before pulling out a key.
“I have a key. He gave it to me for emergencies only.” she tells you before unlocking the door.
The scent of vanilla dances around you as the two of you enter his apartment.
“He’s probably still sleeping.” Wanda whispered to you. She starts walking to Pietro’s room and you follow closely behind. Wanda quietly opens the door, revealing a sleeping Pietro facing the door. He was laying on his stomach and his face was squished into the pillow. He looked at peace.
You smile and walk towards his bed, laying down next to him while Wanda stood at the foot of his bed. She quietly counted to 3 before jumping on top of him, much similar to what she did to you that morning, and shouted ‘get up’. Pietro’s eyes snap open and he gasps, looking over at Wanda before glaring at her while she laughed.
“What the hell, младшая сестра!” he shouts, rubbing his eyes.
“I’m not little.” she states, moving over to sit down.
“I’m twelve minutes older than you.”
Wanda rolls her eyes before nodding her head over to you. “I brought you a present.”
“Thanks for objectifying me.” you spoke. Pietro looks over at you and a huge grin takes place on his lips.
“Y/N!” his arm reaches over and pulls you towards him, causing you to become squished between his arm and his chest.
“Hey Piet.” you laugh.
“What are you guys doing here?” he asks after hugging you.
“Can’t I just come by and see my loving brother with my friend?” Wanda sighs.
“You never want to see me.”
“Fine, you caught me.” she says. “Bucky has been giving her a hard time so I thought I’d bring her here to get away from him.”
Pietro looks at you. “Bucky’s been giving you a hard time?”
“Something like that.”
Pietro looks at you then at Wanda, obviously waiting for one of you to fill him in. Wanda rolls her eyes and looks over to you. “Can I tell him?”
You and Pietro look at each other and you nod. “Sure.”
And so Wanda tells Pietro everything, him nodding to signal that he understood what was being said. When she was done, he scoffed. “I could have told you that she liked Bucky.”
You and Wanda give him a look. “You mean you knew?”
“Yeah, it was obvious.” he shrugged.
“How did you find out? I never told anyone that I liked him.” you spoke.
“You didn’t have to.” he tells you. “Your body language says everything. Every time you were near Bucky you’d tuck your hair behind your ears and play with your fingers.”
“How did you-”
“I spend a lot of time studying people. I can’t believe no one has found out about your little crush.”
Wanda chuckled. “I wouldn’t call it little.”
You glare at her.
“Leave my love alone.” Pietro huffed, kicking his sister.
“I didn’t come here to be bullied.”
“Then you shouldn’t have came.”
“You know what-”
“Ugh, you guys are such siblings.” you roll your eyes at the two and they laugh. “Now that you’re all filled in on my tragic love life, can we go get something to eat because Wanda’s been starving me.”
Pietro chuckled. “Yeah, let me get changed.”
A/N: I’m. So. Tired. Anyways, bit short but oh whale. Tell me what ya think!