This article will teach you the secret of how to wake up earlier.
There really is no secret, but how I am a morning person is not obvious.
Maybe it’s genetics. Maybe it’s something you can control. Here’s a hint: I wrote this so you can PROBABLY control it.
The secret to waking up earlier is simple. Once you learn it, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t figured it out earlier.
Or maybe you already knew, but feigned ignorance as a convenient excuse.
Why Do You Want To Wake Up Earlier
It doesn’t matter why you want to be an early riser.
The only thing that matters is that you have a powerful reason for beating the sun up. If your why is strong enough, you’ll endure any how.
There’s no great magic to how morning people operate. There’s just willpower and action. Morning people decide to move and don’t let their feelings make them to stop.
This is impossible for non-morning people to understand.
They think that if they just go to bed earlier, they’ll have more energy when they climb out of bed at 5 a.m. Sure, technically speaking, they’ll have more energy. But what about the thing that ACTUALLY matters?
What about their mindset and motivation?
Extra energy won’t make a difference when it’s the middle of January and your bed feels warm and cozy. You’ll want to stay in it until the last possible minute. Many stay in bed even later than this.
Unless your mentality is airtight, the comfort of your bed will win out against your best intentions–EVERY TIME!
Early Risers Have A Premium On Willpower
When your alarm strikes, you must exercise will power.
Without that, any tactic or list of tips for waking up early is worthless.
Don’t feel ashamed for needing an alarm clock to wake up earlier. Don’t worry if you’re still groggy when you climb out of bed.
No one ever said being an early riser was easy. No one ever said your body wouldn’t hate you for it. The only guarantee is that it’s simple. How you feel about it is irrelevant.
You need to exert control and mastery over your mind and body.
To become the master of your mind and body, you need to become aware of your mind and body. After all, you can’t exert your will power over something that you aren’t cognizant of.
When you wake up early and it’s cold outside, every fiber of your being will want you to go back to bed. You’ll feel like a zombie that’s barely operating on the brink of consciousness.
This is when it comes down to will power.
This is when it comes down to motion.
The combination of the two is what will make you an early riser.
How Use Willpower and Motion To Be An Early Riser
You have to immediately get in motion.
Start moving. Don’t stop for at least 15 minutes.
A great trick for waking up early is putting your alarm clock across the room. This forces you to get completely out of bed and start the day in motion.
I like to wake up and immediately start working out, cleaning or writing. While it might seem like writing is a sedentary activity, producing creative work is highly engaging.
It’s better than a cup of coffee. The trick is to avoid anything that doesn’t engage you. Engagement is the new caffeine.
Should You Use Coffee To Wake Up Early?
There is a debate about the use of coffee for waking up early. I don’t have the professional authority to settle this debate. All I can offer is my opinion.
Since it’s my opinion, that means that many people—possibly even you—will disagree. I don’t think it matters if you start your morning with a cup of coffee.
Coffee tastes delicious. Especially if you use a stainless steel french press. If you’ve got even half of my tolerance to caffeine, it won’t even make a difference anyway.
You’re going to feel tired until you get your mind engaged and ready to kick the day’s ass. The secret to waking up early is that simple.
Force yourself to get in motion.