Alright, I'm not going to lie to you guys: I'm writing this at 9 42 a.m., and I'm proud of myself for working so early. I know (seriously) we all get up during the week, but damn it, it sucks. Honestly. Getting up early is the worst — I don't care who you are, so-called "morning people," being up before, say, 11 is an atrocity mixed with a disaster. (See also: who are you, morning people?) (And: are you lying to us?)
However, Lauren Conrad has some tips for waking up on the right side of the bed. The Hills alum recently wrote a piece for Refinery 29 on how to become a so-called "morning person."
The first order of business? Go to bed at 10 p.m. (?!?) and avoid watching TV, being on the Internet, and eating a big meal before bed, then set an alarm clock 15 minutes before you have to actually wake up. In Conrad's case, she sets hers for 6 a.m. — which, as far as I'm concerned is the most terrifying thing I've ever heard. (But hey — this is how you become a morning person, everyone.)
After you wake up, get ready, make your bed, and exercise — all by 6 35 a.m. — and according to the rest of the article, by 8 45 a.m., you should be ready to go for the rest of the day.
In all fairness, the woman has some good points — and if you want to be a morning person, this is probably a very useful how-to. But for someone like me, it is the stuff only the scariest dreams are made of. But maybe that's because I watch TV before bed, hang out on the Internet, and think — like most adults I know — "Ah, six hours is MORE than enough!"
You can read the piece here — and then give us your tips for a fresh morning, why don't you.