It’s no mystery that waking up earlier gives you more time in the day.
We constantly hear wealthy business owners and CEOs saying how their key to success is waking up early in the morning.
I’m sure we’d all like to wake up earlier, it’s just a hard habit to stick with.
Luckily, I’m bringing you surefire tips to get out of bed earlier every morning and be the best YOU you can be!
A lot of people try to prepare themselves for an earlier morning wakeup call by simply going to bed sooner the night before, but that’s not usually enough to create a lasting habit.
The truth is, even if you go to bed say, an hour earlier, your body is still used to waking up at a certain time, and even if you get more sleep, it doesn’t necessarily guarantee you’ll wake up earlier feeling as good as you do when you wake up at your normal time.
You may be wondering why it even matters if you wake up earlier. You’ve been doing just fine up until now, why mess with that?
Well if you’re satisfied with doing just fine then, by all means, don’t do anything different.
But if you’re ready to try something new and begin the next chapter of your revved-up life, then please continue reading.
Numerous studies have been conducted on the effects of waking up early on people’s success and wealth.
Individuals who are early risers are more proactive and look towards the future with a goal-oriented mindset.
They are also likely to anticipate problems quicker than others and solve those problems more efficiently.
Early risers are also usually better planners and use their extra time in the morning to organize their day and accomplish goals.
If all of these weren’t reason enough, waking up earlier (and going to bed earlier) gives you better, more sound sleep, because it’s more in tune with Earth’s circadian rhythms.
So, to recap, waking up earlier makes you a more proactive, motivated, and goal-oriented person who is more likely to succeed and be promoted.
Now all you have to do is make the switch to being an early riser!
While that may seem like an overwhelming prospect, I have a surefire way to make waking up earlier as painlessly as possible.
The trick is to not try and make too big of a change too quickly.
If you do that, you’re practically guaranteed to fail.
It can be incredibly difficult to institute a new habit, so patience is key.
If you need to start waking up earlier within a week, follow the 15-minute rule.
Change your wake-up time in 15-minute increments, so the first day set your alarm for 15 minutes earlier. Wake up the first time it goes off.
Day 2, keep it at that 15-mnute earlier time, so you’re not completely throwing your body for a whirl.
Day 3, add another 15 minutes earlier, so you’re waking up 30 minutes earlier than your initial wake-up time.
Keep that alarm setting for the next day, and then on Day 5 add another 15 minutes.
Use this 15-minute rule until you’ve reached your goal wake-up time.
If you have longer to institute a new wake-up time and the 15-minute rule feels too aggressive for you, try changing your alarm by just 1 minute every other morning.
It’ll take much longer to reach your goal wake-up time, but will make for a very smooth transition.
Other tips that can make waking up early easier for you are to do some preparation the night before: lay out what you want to wear the next day, and maybe even do some breakfast food prep.
That way you’ll be able to jump out of bed without feeling weighed down by all the options.
Also make sure your bedroom is slightly cool, between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit, which provides for optimal sleeping conditions.
Waking up earlier could be the key to unlocking your true potential and opening the door for success.
Who knows what you’ll be able to accomplish once you join the ranks of the early risers and unlock the secrets to success.