Waking Up Earlier Has Never Been Easier!
I am training my body to wake up earlier because I want to reach the goal of getting up before sunrise, I finally reached waking up at 4:30 a.m. every day after a week of lowering wake-up times. I believe, for many different reasons, everyone should practice this because it will help everyone find more motivation and productiveness in their everyday lives simply because of this early start to their day.
Waking up early has time and time again shown by the greats to be one of the key aspects of their success. This is because by waking up before sunrise, you begin working before anyone has even woken up, you automatically have a head start!
In the real world, its a game of inches. Little victories that slowly become a bigger picture. Waking up early can not only put you ahead of everyone else, but show you that outside view of the game of inches.
Step One: Set a time goal
You’re going to want to know where you want to reach, the point of success for this to be any help to your life. Without knowing what time you want to start waking up, you won’t be able to time reduce properly and proportionally to your schedule.
I highly recommend 4:30 a.m. and that’s because by waking up earlier than everyone else and hitting the gym before they even wake up, you are done with a 2 hour event before they are even awake. Afterwards, you don’t have to worry about being tired because the gym woke you up with it’s endorphins.
Step Two: Follow a schedule
My personal goal was to wake up at 4:30 a.m. everyday and I reached it. I did so simply by setting a strict sleep schedule for me. Especially around winter time, when the days get shorter it gets easier to fall asleep because of the darkness.
Because of this goal I started waking up at 9:30 a.m. every day but lowered the time by an hour every day for the next 5 days. This not only made me wake up earlier, but I went to bed earlier too! So I never really got sleep deprived.
I want you all to apply this to your own goals. If you currently wake up at 10:30 a.m. every day and your goal is to get to 6:30 a.m., then start reducing your time from 30 minutes to 1 hour every day or even week depending on how immersed in this system you want to be.
Remember, waking up early is beneficial but only when executed properly. Don’t try and push yourself out of your comfort zone and end up sleep depriving yourself which will last for days.
Step three: Take breaks when needed
If you feel like at the end of a cycle, you can’t move onto the next hour, just stay at the current hour until you feel ready to push yourself again. There is nothing wrong with taking time off for your body and its health.
I say to use that in moderation though. It is going to be hard for you in the beginning and you must know the difference between pushing yourself, and knowing when your body needs a rest from pushing yourself so hard.
Step Four: Some Helpful Tips
One way I commonly find to be helpful, is to make a morning routine that you can stick with that helps you wake up. By doing this every morning your body will get used to when you do that routine, it needs to wake up.
Another tip is when you wake up, drink a lot of water. A lot of the time you aren’t actually tired, you’re actually just dehydrated from your sleep.
Also simply getting up and doing anything to contribute to your productivity for the day will help you wake up. I wake up at 4:30 and simply go to the gym which helps me wake up because of the rush of blood to the brain and all it’s endorphins it releases when you workout.
My final tip is to learn what makes you tick! That burning passion to get up and attack every day head on will help you train your body to get up earlier and get more done in the day. You can use this article here to assist in your search for your burning passion.
If motivation is a harder thing to find for yourself, that’s fine! You don’t actually NEED motivation! Check out this article to become disciplined quickly so you can start taking on the day here.
Sleep cycle (1.99$ for iPhone)- an app that tracks your sleep cycles based on your movements and will wake you up on your lightest sleep cycle closest to the time you want to wake up. This gives an extra benefit because not only will you be able to wake up earlier, you will feel less groggy when you come out of your lightest sleep cycle.
Step out of Bed (1.99$ for iPhone)- an alarm app that won’t simply shut off when you press snooze! It’ll only shut off if you get up and take 30 steps, which means you will have to PROVE that you are actually out of bed in the morning.
If you don’t see a reason to why you should wake up early if you don’t think it’ll be time well spent, check out this article here to learn how YOU can become more productive!
Let me know in the comments below if you found value in this article or if you have any questions that were not answered! I’d be happy to help!
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