What if I told you that I have been waking up almost every single day at 5:00am for the past 3 years?You wouldn’t believe me, would you?Well, it’s true.
If you’re looking for non-hacky ways to wake up earlier, you’ve come to the right blog.Lettuce begin.
1)Take it slowly and gradually.
If you’re used to staying in, you won’t be able to wake up at 5:00am the next morning, right away.So, take it slow.
For example, gradually decrease the number of times you hit the snooze button.
Or, gradually change the time you set for your alarm from 10, to 9:30, to 9:15, etc.
That way you won’t feel much of a difference.
Yo, you’re already waking up at 5:00am.Take it slow in the mornings.Journal, do something you like, play music, clean your room, whatever gets you going for the day.Don’t “start” your day immediately.
3)Start with your favourite thing.
What do you like doing the most?Start your day with that.
This gets you excited for the day and motivates you to wake up in time.
For example, I love my blog(obviously).So the first thing that gets me going this early in the morning is blogging-y’know, checking comments, reading your blogs, all of that.
So when I feel like hitting the snooze button, I instantly remember that if I don’t wake up on time, I wont get time to do what I love AKA blogging.
4)Use your fave song as an alarm.
Go to your phone’s settings, and change your alarm tune from that boring standard tune to your favourite song.I promise, you’ll wake up not only instantly, but also all hyped up.
Like, I legit wake up shimmying to BTS-DNA instead of that boring standard alarm tune, and I’m already hyped AF for the day.
5)Start with a workout.
What?You don’t find this realistic?You think you won’t be able to do it?
It’s actually the easiest to do when you’re doing it in the morning.I promise.Set the vibe with some music, get your workout gear on, and GO.Move.The day will have never begun in a better way.
You don’t even have to become Cassey Ho and do a full-on workout, you literally just have to move and tell your body to turn sloth mode off.
6)Have somewhere to go to.
When I have my plans for the day, all concrete and ready, I tend to sleep in a lot lesser.
If you have somewhere to go, possibly for work or school, or a café to do some blogging, you’ll find that you tend to wake up without complains, simply because you have to.You tell yourself before-hand that there is no other choice.
7)Document the process!
I always tell you this, don’t I?But have you actually ever given it a try?I’m sure you haven’t.
Put the process and your everyday progress on Instagram, both you and your followers will be motivated.It’s also a lil tip to increase your Instagram following, because doing this actually attracts more people to your feed and gives them a reason to follow you.
If you do it, share it with me!I’m @nicculent on Instagram.
Remember, that “documenting” is not just for show.You want to make sure that you also get reminded of the fact that you have to do it, and it will help you look back and check your progress, and feel proud.It works as a reward.
8)Plan the day on the previous night.
Do this so that you don’t have to wake up at 5:00am instead of 9:00am, but spend a crap ton of time just wondering what you’re going to do, and then realizing that it’s already 8:00am and you’ve wasted all this time just planning and contemplating things.
This will also get you all excited for the day.
9)Give yourself enough sleep.
I you’ve slept for, like, 5 hours the night before waking up at 5:00am, you’ll have a concrete reason not to wake up and to hit the snooze button-“I didn’t get enough sleep last night, I’ll start over tomorrow”.But the next day you’ll find yourself staying up late at night again, and creating a cycle that is hard to get out of.
To avoid this, give yourself enough sleep.I’m not talking about the standard “you should get atleast 7-8 hours of sleep” bs, but how much sleep YOUR body needs.Some of you might work well with nly 6 hours, some of you might need 10 hours.Whatever works for you, boo.
Aaaand that’s it.Thank you for reading!I hope this helps you get more work done.
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