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How to wake up early in the morning

Having the ability to wake up early comes with many benefits. By getting up earlier, you’re freeing up more time in the day, which allows you to organise and prepare for what you have planned. Not only will you have more time in the morning to get all of your chores out of the way, but you also have more time in the day to do the things you enjoy the most.

Along with lessening the unnecessary pressure, waking up early will prevent you from rushing through your plans. If you are the type of person who has a busy schedule, waking up early gives you space for “me time”. Whether this consists of sitting down at your table and being present as you eat your breakfast, or simply setting up a morning routine of self-care – the mornings are a great time for peace and quiet.

In this article, we are going to cover the ways on how you can get out of bed early in the morning.

Waking up to an alarm clock

For many of us, becoming a morning person is easier said than done. As you know, the toughest part of waking up in the morning is physically getting out of your bed. With the snooze button so accessible on our alarm clocks, it is so easy for us to get that “extra 5 minutes of sleep”.

To combat this routine, there is a simple trick that forces you to leave your bed as your alarm clock begins to ring. The trick is to place your alarm across the other side of the room. With this arrangement, you’re more likely to get out of the habit of falling back to sleep as you are already out of your bed. To ensure you are not tempted to go back in, you can take a trip to the kitchen and provide yourself with a glass of water to hydrate your body. Eventually, your body will get into the habit of getting up at a specific time.

Ease yourself into it

Now, having a drastic change of waking up hours earlier to what you’re used to will be extremely difficult to accomplish. This is why we suggest you gradually ease yourself into the habit. As we are still on the theme of waking up to your alarm clock, if you currently get up at 9 am and your goal is to get up at 7 am, set your alarm one-minute or five-minutes earlier every other day. This will make it a lot easier for you to attain.

Alternatively, you can wake up 15 minutes earlier every day (or every 2-4 days) until you reach your wake-up goal.

Inspire yourself

It can be difficult to stay awake when you haven’t got anything planned for the day. However, there are ways to prevent yourself from falling back asleep.

Keeping your brain alert by listening to your favourite podcasts or audiobooks can help you enter into a more productive mindset. For example, listening to a motivational podcast/audiobook can help shift your mindset to an “I can achieve” attitude. Alternatively, writing a list of the top 10 things you are thankful for along with what you want to achieve for that particular day can help provide you with an agenda.  This way, you are given a reason to jump out of bed and stay awake.

Get a helping hand

This tip is helpful for those of you who know someone who is an early riser. You could get someone you know to text or call you in the morning. By getting the other person to call or text you in the morning, it gives you an opportunity to wake up and focus your attention on something else other than sleep. Better still, if both of you have time to meet each other in the morning for breakfast or to grab a coffee, it will hold you accountable to wake up earlier.

Stay consistent

Ultimately, for you to be able to wake up early in the morning, it all begins with a great nights sleep. The amount of sleep you achieve can contribute to the level of difficulty of waking up. You must have a consistent wake-up time in order for your body to be conditioned and adjusted to early rising. As your sleep pattern changes and REM sleep is achieved, your body naturally begins the process of waking up around the time you desire.

To help you stay consistent, you could try and do something you love during your early mornings. This way, you are limiting the excuses for why you shouldn’t have to get out of bed.

Tracking your process

One way to help keep yourself motivated and stay consisted is to see your progress. This can be done by marking a star (or any desired symbol) on the days you woke up at your desired goal. This way you will be reminded of what you have been able to accomplish – pushing you to keep going.

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