For some people, waking up early in the morning is as natural as breathing. Lucky them! But for many others, waking up early in the morning is virtually an impossible thing to do. Luckily for them, using the five motivational tips below can give them a more natural way to start the day.
Wake up to the right environment
Believe it or not, but the way your room looks can help or hurt your ability to wake up early. A sloppy bedroom will generally make you disinclined to wake up early because cleaning your room will be one of the many worries you have to tackle for the day. But when you wake up to a clean room, just the sight of it can be energizing and make you jump out of bed, at least you’ve got one less thing to worry about!
Give yourself a positive reason to wake up early
Waking up first thing comes with instant benefits like better health, more time to spend on the items you want to do, and higher productivity. Give yourself a few minutes to think about all the right reasons for waking up early, and you might never stop thinking. Focus on these reasons, the first moment you wake up, and you’ll be up and about in no time ready to take on your day.
Get quality sleep
One reason why people find it difficult to wake up early is that they didn’t get enough sleep, and if they have, Fit wasn’t good enough. To get the best possible sleep, the first thing you should consider changing about your nightly routine is your sleeping hours. How about going to bed early for a change? Can’t the things you usually do at midnight be postponed for the next day?
Sleep as much as you need
This is different from being idle and sleeping the whole day away just because you want to and not because your body needs rest. Allowing yourself to wake up early is easier to do when your body is not clamoring for the opposite. A night’s sleep is more restful and peaceful when you haven’t procrastinated at work, and there weren’t any problems at home you chose to sweep under the rug (like doing the dishes before bed) instead of solving them as they come. Where you sleep matters, try to be as comfortable as you can. Change your bed, rearrange your room, or turn the air conditioner on if that’s what will make you sleep better.
Let’s focus on the rewards first. Remember how you used to get treats from parents or stars from teachers when you did something well? How about upgrading the reward system to motivate you to wake up early? A reward system, however, should cut both ways. To make the system more effective, you need to set consequences for yourself when you wake up late. It would be best if you also were stringent in implementing the penalties. Don’t rationalize. Don’t justify it. The more aware you are about the repercussions of waking up late, the more motivated you’ll be wake up early. Get an accountability partner. Find someone who’s also having trouble waking up early and work together to motivate yourselves to make a change. Don’t think of this along the lines of misery loves company, but rather this is more of a case of two hands getting more work done. The two of you will get the results you want more quickly if you help and motivate each other. Be her alarm clock and vice versa!
Carl Armijo is a Louisville Kentucky Headshot Photographer and Podcast Host of 502 Entrepreneurs. His passion is to help coach you to look and be your best to improve your online image presence. https://www.carlarmijo.com