How often do you actually wake up feeling energized? How many times a week do you get up with your alarm, take the time you need to get ready without feeling rushed, have a breakfast that might actually fill you with the energy you need to start the day?
How often do we get up looking forward to the day?
Here’s the simple truth – it’s sad to wake up without excitement and zeal to start the day. It’s a disservice to life itself to consistently wake up without positive emotions towards the day. If we take a moment to sincerely think about what it means to be AGAINST waking up when your alarm goes off, we come to a real question about the quality of our attitude towards our lives.
All that being said, there is something weirdly difficult about getting out of bed the moment you open your eyes. Oh wait, that’s right. It’s not weird at all. Years of practice and training to dread waking up will do that to you.
So, here you are, searching for tips on how to get up earlier than you do now, get tons of things done and not fall asleep in the middle of doing them. Not hating yourself or murdering someone around you is a nice bonus.
Why should you wake up early in the morning?
If you decide to google all that, you might have the impression that waking up early guarantees you success in life, becoming the CEO of a huge company and earning millions in the first year.
However, as we are mostly normal people, we tend to believe that waking up before the sunrise isn’t as necessary as it would be if we were to manage a company.
And here’s where your good morning habit dies before it’s even born.
But you are the CEO of a company – Your life is your company, and you’re the boss of it. You decide what should happen and when. You make plans for the future, create the goals to achieve, and draw the lines to success. It’s all You.
Because everyone else just reads posts on “how to wake up early in the morning” until 2 a.m. and sleeps through the early hours of the day, if you actually decide to do it, you’ll be surprised.
It’s so quiet that you could actually hear your thoughts. You could have a cup of coffee in peace. You could hear the silence of your home and the world around you. You could meditate or have breakfast. You could read or just write in your journal… and you hear your thoughts.
Go to bed earlier
Of course, “early to bed, early to rise”. This really works. Make it a habit to go to bed as early as 10 pm or thereabout so that you can still have a good night’s sleep.
Never underestimate a good night’s sleep too. So, yeah, you should go to bed earlier to wake up early and still have longer sleep time.
Wash your face as soon as you are up
Washing your face can change it all for you. As soon as you are up, get your face washed. This will make you sharp and ready.
It is also a bad idea to remain on your bed as soon as you are up. You are going to rely on your alarm clock for weeks until your body fully adjusts to waking up early on its own.
Yes, allow some slips. What I have come to realize is that as soon as people don’t make it up at 5 AM the first day, they conclude, “this is not my thing”.
No, you should give your body time to adjust to this new change especially if you have been waking up by 7 or 8 AM all your life.
If you mess up a day, do it the next day, wake up at 5 AM. Keep on doing it until you don’t have to think about doing it.
Have an accountability partner
If you have someone who is also of the same goal as you to wake up early, it greatly helps. It could be your spouse, a parent, a sibling, a colleague or roommate.
If you are a family person, it might greatly help if you make it a family tradition like my family did. Trust me, your kids are going to grumble. I was once them too. I was born into it, yet I grumbled. This time, you are getting grown-ups to adapt; people who weren’t even born into it, so be prepared. aha.