We are living in a world that’s quite dominated by early birds. We keep reading CEO’s books on waking up early and everything seems to be better early.
But if you’re struggling with waking up early, then it might not be you, but the habits you have. But no worries, we have some hacks up our sleeve that might help. Keep on reading!
Tips To Help You Wake Up Early
- Avoid Eating Before Bedtime
When you eat before going to bed, your digestive system goes to work instead of relaxing – since it needs to process all the new food you just gave it. This will lead to bloating and a feeling of heaviness.
- Go To Bed Early
If you go to bed at a reasonable time, you can wake up earlier than usual. This way you’ll make sure your body is getting enough rest.
- Sleep With The Curtains Slightly Open
If you sleep with the curtains slightly open, you won’t have any trouble waking up naturally the next morning when the sun’s rays hit your face first thing in the morning.
- Prepare Yourself Mentally
Watch some videos that show the importance of rising early in the morning and this way you’ll prepare yourself to wake up early.
- Get Excited About The Upcoming Day
Get excited about something you are really looking forward to doing the following day – and preferably, write it on a piece of paper.
- Keep Your Alarm Across The Room
Keeping your alarm away from your bed will force you to get up and go across the room to shut it down.
- Wake Up At The Same Time Every Day
Your brain will get accustomed to a particular sleeping pattern if you wake up every day at the same time.
- Avoid Intake Of Caffeine Late In The Day
Avoid drinking coffee or any caffeine-based drinks at least 6 to 7 hours before going to bed.
- Switch Off All Electronic Devices An Hour Before Bedtime
The blue light that gets emitted by the screens is bad for your health and messes up your sleep cycle.
- Wake Up A Few Minutes Earlier Every Day
If you usually wake up at 7 am, but want to start waking up at 5.30 am, you can’t do it overnight. Do it slowly. Set your alarm 5 minutes earlier every day until you finally reach your target time.