There are people who would love to be able to wake up at 6 a.m., or in some cases earlier, and have a cheerful attitude while throwing the covers off and jumping out of bed and to the shower; maybe with happy-go-lucky music playing in the background. Who needs coffee when you have the ability to be a morning person?
Unfortunately, most of us do not meet any of these standards – not even the music, sorry. Most of us usually hit the snooze button for a supposed five minutes that builds up to 35 or 40 minutes and getting out of bed doesn’t have that cheerfulness and you resemble more of a walker from the Walking Dead dragging yourself to find coffee to sustain yourself.
If any of this applies to you, the good news is that you are not alone and most morning people had started from this sort of condition. It takes some tricks and developing habits, but anyone can become a morning person with the time and dedication to make it happen.
Have a reason
It’s one thing to have no trouble waking up at 4 a.m. for an early flight to a Caribbean vacation and another for everyday life. Therefore, you need to have a reason to want to get up early every morning to get yourself in that necessary mindset. If you can get yourself up early to avoid missing that plan, then you can find a way to get yourself up early in the morning.
Having a vision of the future
We can often receive an energy boost in the morning when there is an important mission to complete. Maybe it’s taking the next step in achieving your lifelong goal/dream or knowing that you are about to do something that helps your family reach a better financial status. You need to visualize something you want to enjoy in the morning that gets you to want to leap out of bed at 6 a.m.
Establishing three core challenges
The next thing you need to make sure you get up early every morning is to solidify those reasons and creating a list of three things that should be done when you wake up in the morning. These are goals that won’t be possibly without waking up at a certain hour in the early morning.
Knowing your body
Making sure you are getting the seven to eight hours of sleep per night might sound difficult when having to wake up at 5:30 a.m. This means you need to understand that your body is going to need to lie down in bed at about 9 or 10 p.m. and losing sleep can only work out for a few weeks before you lose the desire to wake up early.