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3 Tricks for Waking up Early

3 Tricks for Waking up Early

Disclosure:  This is not a sponsored post.  All thoughts are my own and no other.  There are no affiliate links in this post.  This post is now in the guidelines of the FTC.

3 tricks for waking up early

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about some of the best ways to be more productive and effective at life in general. There are all kinds of ideas that come to mind.  

Starting a proper fitness routine and picking up some comfortable insoles from https://biopods.com would obviously be a great step in the right direction. Reading more books about business success could also help.

But it seems like one of the best ways of becoming more productive and effective is to start waking up earlier. If you look at the kinds of people who recommend getting up by 5:00 am each morning, the list includes CEOs of major corporations, Navy Seals, and some great artists.

So here’s what I’ve found out recently about the best ways to get started waking up early, even if you don’t feel like it, and even if you’ve never been a morning person.

 

Set an alarm that you just can’t ignore

One of the major problems with getting up on time is that we just constantly hit snooze on our alarms and go back to sleep. Some of us are even such heavy sleepers that we’ve mastered the art of deactivating all our alarms when half awake, falling back to sleep instantly, and not even remembering it later.

But what if you had an alarm that you couldn’t just hit snooze on, that you couldn’t just ignore, and that you couldn’t just easily turn off whenever you felt like it.

Luckily, we live in an age with phone apps, and it turns out that a huge number of those apps are designed specifically to get us out of bed.

Alarm apps exist that won’t turn off until you’ve scanned a barcode, taken a photo of part of your house, or solved a math equation. Use these to force yourself out of bed.

 

Have a treat waiting for you when you get out of bed

How many people struggled to get out of bed on Christmas morning when they were kids? Not too many, right? And now, how many people struggle to get out bed to go to work in the morning? Quite a lot more.

One of the major reasons we struggle with waking up early is that we don’t have anything to look forward to as soon as we wake up.

Change this around. Give yourself a treat to look forward to first thing in the morning. This could be a certain food, an episode of your favorite TV show, or a few pages of a good book. The choice is yours.

Accept one or two days of bad sleep

When we’re trying to establish a new sleeping routine, while getting enough hours of sleep, we can either begin going to sleep a few minutes earlier each night, or we can try to get into bed hours earlier than we usually would, one night.

The problem is this often makes it impossible to sleep, and we toss and turn all night, irritated.

Instead, go to bed at your normal time on the first night, but wake up at your new waking up time. Suffer the one day of tiredness, then go to sleep early. This might help reset your schedule fast.

Disclosure:  This is not a sponsored post.  All thoughts are my own and no other.  There are no affiliate links in this post.  This post is now in the guidelines of the FTC.

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