How To Get Out Of Bed Earlier: More Tips On How To Become An Early Riser
I’ve found that the earlier you wake up, the more time and energy you have throughout the day. You can take this opportunity to read or meditate before starting your workday with a clear mind and body!
If waking up at 5:15 AM sounds like too much of an adjustment for now, try setting your alarm clock half an hour earlier instead and gradually move it back each night until it hits that morning sweet spot. It may seem like a small change but believe me—it will make all the difference in how energized and productive you feel during those first few hours of daylight.
Having trouble getting out of bed? Here are some more tips to try.
Don’t make a lot of changes. Start with small things first. Set your alarm to 15-30 minutes earlier than normal and keep it there for a few days. Then you can try cutting back by another 15 minutes every day until you reach your goal time.
It can be hard to stop watching TV or surfing the Internet, but if you want to sleep earlier, you need to try. It’s not going to work if you stay up late and then try and get up early. You have a better chance of getting more sleep if you go to bed earlier. Read a book while in bed so that you will fall asleep quicker.
If you leave your alarm clock far from your bed, you will have to get up in order to turn it off. So set the time for a time when you want to wake up and make sure the alarm is very loud!
Don’t let yourself go back to sleep. When you get up in the morning, get out of bed before your alarm stops. Go the bathroom. After that, wash your hands and look at yourself in the mirror. Then you will be awake enough to do anything else on your day’s agenda.
Do not let your brain talk you out of getting up early. If you do, then you won’t get up. Do not give yourself the option to go back to bed when you wake up in the morning. It is okay to sleep in once in awhile, but it should not be something that happens often. I only sleep in once or twice a week at most.
You should have something pleasurable for yourself so you look forward to waking up early. I used to have coffee in the morning, but now I drink smoothies instead. But there are other things that could be pleasurable for me at breakfast time or during the day. Find what is best for you and allow yourself to do that as part of your morning routine.
Don’t waste the extra time in the morning. Instead, use that time for things like planning for the rest of the day, exercising or meditating and reading. By 7:00am you have done more than many people do all day!
Use an app like Alarmy or Sleep As Android to help you get up in the morning. One of the options is to take a good picture or scan a barcode of something nearby. You could use, for example, the barcode of your dish soap or something in your fridge. This will get you out of bed and even get you to the kitchen if that’s what you usually do when you first wake up.
Try this: When your alarm goes off, get out of bed straight away. Don’t hit the snooze or take more than three seconds to get up. If you move quickly, then you will feel more alert when you wake up. I like to kick my legs in the air and run straight to the living room. It can be kind of fun and my dog likes it too!
Light up alarm clocks are a good idea. The Philips brand is not cheap, but it is worth the money. You could also try Philips Hue light bulbs that you can set on a timer. Blue-light in the morning will help you wake up and yellow-red light in the afternoon will help you sleep better.
Finally, keep a log of what you do and see what works. You know your body better than anyone else. Some things might work for some people but not others. So keep a log and ask questions when you need to. You can then find the answer that will solve the problem. It is like an experiment, and the more rigorous your study, the better it will work for you in the end!
So, what are you waiting for? Try the tips above and start waking up early. It will change your life!