When you’re trying to accomplish your goals and dreams there’s no time to sleep in. It’s well known that the early morning hours are the best time to work on projects and ideas. It’s the best time to get the most out of your day. I have a trick for you to use to help you wake up earlier and become a morning person, even if you hate mornings!
I’ve never been a morning person. I don’t think it’s in my DNA. I’m one of those people who can sleep all day, wake up and still be tired. Ugh, it’s frustrating because I would love to become a morning person.
You see all these people talking about waking up at 4 am and getting a week’s worth of stuff done before anyone else in the house wakes up. They have time to read, meditate, clean, bake a cake, and run a marathon all before the sun comes up. Then they still have all the energy in the world to have a full day of taking care of the kids.
My husband is that way. He can wake up at 4 am singing and dancing and ready to talk my ears off, while I’m over here giving him the death stare. But I know I can do it, because, well I do get up at 5 am to go to work. One of the bad things about my job is it starts at 6:45 in the morning.
BUT on my days off it’s a whole other story. I have so many plans for projects and things I want to work on. I set my alarm for 5 am and drift off to dreamland. But its as if my brain shuts completely off. I don’t even hear the alarm go off. I’ll sleep right through it and wake up at 9 or 10 o’clock. Ugh, so frustrating.
It Actually Worked…
I tried something the other day that actually worked for me. I got up earlier than usual and was still able to get a lot done in the morning and have the rest of the day with my daughter. I set my alarm for 1 hour earlier than I normally get up. I woke up, got up, and got stuff done. A few days later, I set my alarm for 2 hours earlier and I was still able to get up and get my work done.
My Trick to Wake Up Earlier
So if you are trying to become a morning person try this trick. Set your alarm for 1 hour earlier than you normally get up. If you’re used to getting up at 9 am, set your alarm for 8 am. Notice how your body feels. Does it feel natural to wake up at that time?
Once you are used to getting up at the earlier time, try setting your alarm for another hour earlier. So now set your alarm for 7 am. See how much you can get done with those 2 extra hours.
If you still feel like you want to get up earlier, just keep working your way back, hour by hour. Don’t try to go all in at one time by trying to wake up at 4 or 5 in the morning when you’re not used to it. It’s too much of a shock to your system.
Putting It Together
- Don’t try to wake up 4 or 5 hours earlier than you are used to, you need to take it slow and let your body adjust
- Set your alarm for 1 hour earlier than you normally wake up
- Do this for several days until you are used to waking up at that time
- Set your alarm for another hour earlier (2 hours from your normal wake up time)
- Get used to waking up at that time
- Keep working your way back hour by hour until you are waking up at the time you want
This has been working for me so far, and I am loving waking up earlier in the mornings. I’m getting a lot of projects and ideas done that I haven’t had time for before. If you want to become a morning person too, try this trick to wake up and get more done.