Do you know the early 3 hours from 5-8 am are “The Golden Hours” that the most successful people use to enhance their productivity? Your early hours determine how you live your day, so get up early to make your life more energetic, enjoyable and motivated.
But if you are not a morning person, then you need to train yourself to get up early in the morning.
Even I was not a morning person before, but then I decided to change my life positively. And we all know that early morning is the best time to start anything new in your life.
To attract powerful universal energy, I started getting up with a purpose. When we have a purpose, then morning awakening becomes more exciting.
Then I started getting up early but was not able to follow this routine for a longer time.
This feeling tired me a lot and again I forced myself to maintain this early morning awakening habits permanently in my life. But this time I tried to wake up through different ways.
These different techniques gave me lots of experience on how to wake up early in the morning for longer.
So there are certain things that are related to your wake up time, like at what time you sleep?, Or how many hours you sleep?, Or Are you a lazy person?, Or do you snooze your alarm clock every morning?
There are so many things that interrupt people to waking up early in the morning. Here we will talk about everything which will help you to wake up early in the morning. So that next time, you don’t need to search “how to wake up early in the morning”.
But before going into deep, I want to ask you one simple question.
Why do you want to wake up early in the morning?
Well! You may have various reasons or purpose for getting up early.
Like you have to go to the office, getting ready your kids for school, preparing food for your family or so many that we do for others.
This is the only reason that force people to wake up early in the morning.
But what about yourself?
What do you want to do early?
- Want to change your life positively
- Want to grow yourself and need some powerful extra hours
- Nature lover or early morning lover
- Want yourself to be healthy
- You are a student and want to study in early hours
- Want to work in early hours
- Want to achieve something
- Want to meditate on quiet time
- Or want to enjoy morning?
The reason may be anything, but somewhere you also know that early morning hours are the hours of least distraction in your day. And when your energy is at its peak.
Yes! Our mind efficiency becomes 100%, during 4-6 a.m., and after that it gradually down along with hours. This is the reason why our work efficiency decrease along with the day.
In simple words, if you have the ability to complete a task in 4 hours during the day, then you can complete it within 1 hour in the early morning. That’s why all successful people utilize these early hours to set up their days of success.
Steps to Train Yourself to Wake Up Early
When you decide to wake up early then it’s not only your morning routine that change, but your whole schedule from sleeping, eating to wake up.
So let’s start with your sleeping time.
1. Schedule Your Sleep Time
To wake up early in the morning it’s very important to reschedule your sleep time. We all know that sleeping late at night can’t help us to get up early in the morning.
Because our body needs 7-8 hours of sleep to wake up fresh. Otherwise you will feel tired throughout the day, and eventually, it won’t be a good morning for you.
So, at what time you want to wake up in the morning?
If you want to wake up at 5-6a.m., then go to bed between 9:30-11 p.m. Usually, 7-8 hours of sleep is standard sleep time that everyone needs, but its vary from person to person. I need only 7 hours of sleep to reenergize my body for next day.
But it depends on your body demands.
If you are sick, old, and weak then your body needs more than 8 hours of sleep to recover. But if you are healthy individuals and your body becomes habitual to wake-up late then don’t worry I have something very important to tell that will help you sleep fast and wake up early without laziness.
It’s bedtime yoga!
Don’t stare! You don’t need to touch your head with toes. 😉
These are easy bedtime yoga that gives you a good quality of sleep so you don’t feel like getting up forcefully in the morning. Although it should boost your mind and body with freshness.
Bedtime Yoga for Good Quality Sleep
These easy yoga will stretch your muscles and relax your body to give deep sleep. But don’t practice them immediately after your dinner. A gap of 3 hours should be there in between your bedtime yoga and dinner.
2. Make “Waking Up” Gradually
This is the best technique that I have experienced, “work most” when I was trying to get up early. And this is the reason why I am getting up early in the morning form so long.
It’s really important to keep in mind that your sleeping pattern (sleep time) change should be slow and steady. Because Sleeping patterns are difficult to change, and that’s why this method works much better than sudden change.
For e.g. Suppose if you are 8 a.m. person and next day you want to get up at 5 a.m.
Then see what will happen, when you get up an hour earlier…
Day 1: It’ll be tough morning and forceful awakening for you that is not enjoyable at all.
Day 2: You will face a big sleep deficit and it will be even tougher than your first day.
Day 3: You will not be able to make it, but if still somehow you manage to wake up then it won’t work to keep yourself awake on that morning. And at last, you will prefer to sleep and give up on your plans by choosing sudden change.
And I am sure these things already happened to you, that’s why you are here.
This is very silly mistake that most people do, and later throughout the day, they feel fatigue and stress in their body. Because sudden changes of an hour earlier or more in your waking time are difficult to accept for your body, and not likely to stay longer.
So, it won’t make a good morning in any way.
The best method for changing your wake up time makes it gradually- 20-30 minutes earlier for 2-4 days until you feel used to it, and then repeat. So, try to wake up at 7:30 a.m. first, and soon you will able to get up an hour earlier (at your desired time).
It’s very slow process to get you up early in the morning but definitely the most enjoyable and long-lasting change in your sleeping schedules.
3. Add “A Purpose” and Get Excited
As I explained earlier, if you don’t have any purpose then it won’t be easy for you to wake up early in the morning. And at last, you will be on the same track.
Then make sure you have some purpose in your mind, like, you want to achieve good health or want to write and read, or have a work project, or want to meditate or your new yoga routine and exercise.
No matter, whatever the desire is, but when a purpose is added to your morning schedule, then it becomes super easy for you to get up early.
So at night, think about what you want to do in the morning that excites you and motivates you to get up.
4. Put Alarm Clock Far From Your Bed
Putting alarm clock far from your bed allows you to get up and take few steps to turn it off.
But if it’ll be next to your bed, then sure you will hit the snooze buttons and feel to sleep for more 5 minutes. And we all know it’s not just 5 minutes. Right?
So keep it far from your bed, and once its turn off, go to pee or get out of the bedroom immediately. And now you are much less likely to go to bed. At this point, remember the exciting thing you want to do in this morning. Wash your face and make yourself awake for the further task.
What to do after wake up early in the morning
To keep yourself awake, you need to do certain things that will help you to feel more energetic.
1. Drink Water
Drink a glass of water after washing your face as your body become dehydrated because of not drinking water whole night.
It will make you feel more awake and provide fuel to your body so it can function properly.
2. Walk out/ Run/ Exercise
Go for a walk or run, or do any stretching exercise or workout to flow the positive energy in your body and mind. Do for 10-15 minutes. It will help to detoxify your body.
For 3-5 minutes, do nothing but just sit and breathe deeply to make your mind more creative and active.
4. Write Something You Love
Morning time is very creative hours to write anything. Use it to create something very inspiring.
5. Read Motivational Journals
Reading motivational journals help you to stay in positive energy all day long.
6. Enjoy Coffee/Tea/Juice
Take tea/coffee or anything that make your morning better and fresh.
7. Start Your Day
Now start your day with huge positive energy and be ready to face any challenges.
What You Should Avoid After Waking Up
It’s just unbelievable how many of us are spending the best hours of our days chasing trivial pursuits that add zero value to our lives.
So try to avoid these 4 things in the early morning that put the negative impact on early your day.
1. Press Snooze More Than Once
Especially lazy people hit snooze buttons numbers of time instead of waking up. This means you thought to wake up early but are not able to control your sleep and continue it for more few hours.
Your feeling will be awful and again you will plan to get up early for next day. Right?
Yes! It’s true!
We spend half of our lives in just planning, but not executing. And you know that next day won’t come until you overcome this. So try to keep alarm clock far from your bed.
2. Don’t Check Your Phone and Emails
Many of us have habits to check our phone immediately after waking up in the morning.
The desire of finding what happened in your work send a message to your brain that your work worries or problems are not going to end.
Instead of doing this, do some motivated things to catch positive energies so your abilities to see the work and problems change! And trust me, now you can handle them strongly.
3. Get into Social Media
Don’t mess with a social media conversation immediately after waking up early.
According to study, the Facebook status of people plays comparison game in your life. After seeing this, you start comparing your life with others life that creates guilt and depression in your early hours and you start to lead your whole day in same manners, comparing yourself instead of finding good things within yourself.
Don’t smoke for few hours after waking up early in the morning, as according to a study, it may increase the chances of cancer! So it’s better to wait for 2-3 hours in the morning.
These are the best advise tips that I found useful for you to wake up early in the morning. Get this habit and you will achieve more in one day than most people get done in one month.
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