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Night Owl No More: How To Wake Up Early and Enjoy Your Morning

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I am not a morning person. I like to hit that snooze button as many times as possible (I publicly apologize to my husband). But, this week I am on a mission to wake up earlier. I hate my alarm with a passion but if I just have a few sips of coffee, I will be ready to start the day. Lately, I have been feeling really rushed in the morning and would love to have extra time to read, write, exercise or do nothing but sit in silence before the rest of the world wakes up.

I am not yet a pro but I do know what I have to do in order to wake up. I have also done a little bit of research in order to make it through this week. Did you know that there is even a website called howtowakeupearly.com? Clearly, I am not the only one who is addicted to the snooze button. Here are my top 10 tips to wake up earlier:

  1. Caffeine must be automatic – set the timer, wake up and the smell the coffee.
  2. Have a consistent time that you wake up every single day. Get your body use to waking up at the same time. Keep track of how many hours of sleep you get each night and how you feel in the morning. This way you can figure out how many hours of sleep you really need each night.
  3. Have something exciting planned for your morning. Plan to read your favorite book or write in your journal in absolute silence. Know exactly what you are going to do and make it something you really look forward to.
  4. Go to bed earlier. Is watching Letterman really that important to your life? Give yourself an hour where you start getting ready for bed. This will help you go to bed faster.
  5. Plan ahead. If you are getting up to work out, have your work out clothing ready to go before you hit the hay. Better yet, go to sleep with it on!
  6. Don’t snooze. But if you are addicted like me, make your snooze button a game, you can hit it once but don’t let it go off again before you get out of bed.
  7. Write down you goals. Writing down when you want to wake up will help you stick to it.
  8. Try it once. Take back your life and your priorities and see how much you love having time for you in the morning. Once you realize how much more energy you have from your new morning routine, you will be jumping out of bed!
  9. Find an accountability partner. Find someone who will yell at you to stop pressing the snooze button! If no one is sleeping in the same room with you, tell someone else your wake up goals and how you are doing each morning. This could be someone you work with or call your mom on your way to work every day. It is amazing how telling someone else how to do something can make you really follow through.
  10. Bribe yourself. Have a quick, delicious breakfast or treat waiting for you if you get out of bed.
Do you have time to yourself in the morning or are you rushing out of bed and out the door?
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Read more of Anna’s work at Classy Career Girl.

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jsusuni
jsusuni

Great tips! I find that waking up at a consistent time every morning really helps me get out of bed. Training your body to wake up early is tough - but if you make it a routine it makes things so much easier.

ekp2990
ekp2990

Thank you!! I am the worst morning person, but I have been trying to wake up a bit earlier to workout, however not doing my best at that. I will definitely try these!

Stephanie Newman
Stephanie Newman

My favorite tip is to have something excited planned for your morning. It's really motivating when you have a specific activity to look forward to!

Maxie McCoy
Maxie McCoy

Omgsh, the auto coffee maker is key. Life.Changing. Love this, Anna!!

classycareer
classycareer

So glad you enjoyed it Maxie! My mornings are 100% better with the auto coffee maker too! :)

classycareer
classycareer

Couldn't agree more Stephanie! I always wake up early to blog and that gets me jumping out of bed because I love doing it! :)

classycareer
classycareer

Glad you found the tips helpful and good luck with the workout schedule! I am going to try to wake up early this week to work out too!

classycareer
classycareer

Thanks! So glad you enjoyed the tips! I need to do better having a consistent schedule because you are totally right, it helps you get up when you get up at the same time every morning! Great tip!


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