5 tips to wake up earlier 🌅

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Introduction

Did you ever think of waking up earlier to realize more things? Waking up earlier is a good idea to improve productivity as at 5 a.m there is less noise, stress and you can get more concentrated.

1. Get yourself a purpose to wake up early 🎯

Waking up earlier is useless if you don’t have any aim. However, with a little bit of motivation, you can easily get one.

  • Take time for yourself
  • Doing sport (Running, training, …)
  • Be quiet
  • Learn new things
  • Getting out of your comfort zone
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2. Do something 💪

If you wake up at 5 a.m, you need to have something to work on. Otherwise, you will fall in laziness and come back to your bed.

How to organize my morning routine?

There are a lot of different ways to organize it, so the “perfect morning routine” doesn’t exist. One piece of advice I can give you is: do what you enjoy and what prepares you for your day.

  • Eating
  • Taking a shower
  • Relaxing (Meditate, …)

3. Get enough sleep 😴

We might not mention this point because it makes so much sense… To get up early in good conditions, you’ll need to sleep enough. In conclusion, going to bed early.

What is “enough sleep”?

First, sleeping time is not the same as bedtime. Just because you’re in bed for eight hours doesn’t mean you slept for eight hours.

Avoid noises

As your brain is working every time, you need to reduce its exposition to noises (such as phone or screen) before and during your night.

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4. Waking up comfy 😎

A lot of times I went back to bed because I was cold, it was messy, my day was unprepared. Waking up should not be an ordeal, so you need to ensure to get comfortable when you wake up.

5. Let's be friend with your alarm clock! ⏰

Before we talk about the alarm, we need to set the record straight… Your phone can’t be your alarm clock. Why? It’s a gateway to procrastination, there’s a good chance you’ll get lost in the notifications after you wake up.

Use your phone as late as possible

One of the goals of getting up early is to avoid noises. It will be stupid to add noises from social networks in our great routine.

Choose the right alarm

As we aren’t using our phone, we might use an alarm clock. In my case, I use a smartwatch and it works great (On the plus side, it vibrates on the wrist and only wakes you up…).

Conclusion

Waking up early is a habit. You need to train and take care of it. Don’t forget the fact that it will not be easy every day, don’t be too strict or too lax.

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