I’m not a morning person and I always struggle with getting out of bed when the sun rises. But, being as it is, I realize that my best work is still done in the morning. So, now, my purpose is to start getting up very early, at 5 AM, to get things moving.
I wanted to do this for quite some time but I always hit the snooze button and ended up waking up at 8 or 9 AM. And the most annoying part was that I didn’t even felt rested. I always end up tired and full of remorse but with big plans.
Finally, the time has come, to overcome all the inconveniences and start this new habit. I read some articles on the internet and if you have the same problems, maybe, this would help.
One thing that I read here is to try to wake up 20 minutes every two days, until you hit the jack pot: 5AM. This transition will make things smoother and your body will adjust easier.
If you want some motivation, you should know that early rising is a common trait among successful people. Benjamin Franklin or Theodore Roosevelt would wake up at 5Am and even important CEOs nowadays wake up early in the morning. If you want to find out more about what time CEOs wake up you can read it here .
But, for yourself the motivation would be that you have a lot of free time every day to work with no distraction and with a clear and fresh mind. Also, you are able to enjoy yourself with the things you like but don’t have the time to do like reading a book, go for a walk, drink a cup of tea or meditate, exercise or whatever it is on your mind.
So, if you want to wake up at the break of the dawn you should make some changes in your schedule. Top of the list is getting into bed earlier. Then put your alarm clock as far as possible so you’d have to get out of bed to stop it. Then you should have a list ready with things to do that morning. If don’t have some goals maybe you’ll get lazy and comfy in your bed and won’t want to wake up anymore.
In the end I must say that discipline and determination are very important. You will need at least 30 days to make it a habit so you will need all the commitment you have. But, when you draw the line, I think will worth it especially if you know the answer to this question: if I am to gain an hour or two every day, what am I to do with it?