5 Tips for Waking Up Early
Hitting the ground running is very crucial to getting things done, maximizing your capacity/energy and being an all-round fantastic person to yourself and your goals.
What better way to hit the ground running every day than waking up early enough to get a good head start on accomplishing much?
A lot of people have had a lifelong struggle with waking up in the morning. And even if you are not a great morning person, you’ll agree that waking up very late puts a sluggish spin on your goals and your day. Waking early can give you an hour or more of extra time for focus and creative production.
So, how do you make sure you manage your day efficiently? – wake up early and on time!
If you don’t know how to do that, we’ll help you with these few tips:
Have a routine. Routines are good. Even if you are a creative genius with the mannerism of a scatter brain, having a routine will help you achieve greater results because of the structure and organization that routines give you.
Go to bed early. Set a bedtime and a bedtime ritual, make sure you stick to it. If you don’t sleep early, waking up early will be a burden on you and you’ll eventually burn out.
Don’t eat heavy meals at night. Eating heavy meals have a way of weighing you down and making you lethargic. Light dinner leads to a wakeful morning!
Do it gradually. Don’t get all hyped and rush into waking up early. According to Leo Babauta, do 10-15 minutes earlier for the first 2-4 days, until you feel used to it, and then repeat. If you get up at 8 a.m. normally, don’t suddenly change it to 6 a.m.
Jump out of bed. The toughest part of the morning is simply getting out of bed. So, devise a way that encourages you to set your feet on the floor in the morning. An interesting device is to think of one thing you’d like to do in the morning that excites you. This will spur you into getting out of bed and on your feet.
You can also do the quick thing – jump out of bed!