If you’re naturally a morning person, I seriously envy you. Being able to wake up each morning on time, feeling well-rested, and ready to take on the day is a trait I wish I had. I’ve tried and tried again, but for some reason, I can’t be a morning person.

If you’re in the same boat as me, not being a morning person can seriously cause some damage to your life. You’re always late to things, missing gym sessions and early morning coffee dates. Here are a few tips we have gathered that might help you wake up in the morning with that grin and energy we all want so badly to have.

Go to sleep early
Easier said than done. But seriously, creating a strict sleeping schedule and hitting the hay as early as possible will help you wake up earlier. Getting a full night’s rest means your body will be rejuvenated and ready to wake up in the morning. The later you go to bed, the later you’re going to wake up. It’s as simple as that.

Have a morning routine
Any morning routine, whether that’s getting up to go to the gym, having your favorite cup of coffee, or setting out enough time to make breakfast, will help you with that push to get out of bed. A good morning routine will set the tone for the rest of the day and will lead you to be more productive.

No screens before bed
Not using your phone, laptop, or watching TV might help you fall asleep earlier and thus wake up early. Screen time right before you go to bed might leave you feeling groggy in the morning. Screens emit blue light and exposure to that light within 2 hours of sleeping can impair your ability to fall asleep. Try putting down your phone and opening up a book as a bedtime routine to help you sleep earlier.

Water is just as crucial at nighttime as it is throughout the day! Dehydration can lead to fatigue, which you don’t want when you first wake up in the morning. Dehydration can also hurt your mood and concentration, all of which are essential functions if you’re trying to be a morning person. Have a water bottle by your bedside so you can take a sip before you go to bed and first thing when you wake up.