There’s something about kinda being up or at least feeling like you’re awake before the world is and I think that’s what my favorite part of waking up super early is. On the weekends, I’m not super focused on making sure that I get up super early I kinda just let my body wake up when it does. But, on the weekdays I try and get up super early before work to get some things done.
I find that I tend to use my morning hours to kind of do my self-care things like working out, reading, walking my dog, etc. I like to take all of that and just put it into my mornings so that I’m starting off with a really good day.
If you’re someone that wants to start utilizing your mornings or maybe just getting up a little earlier to do something active such as going to the gym or doing yoga or even if you’ve just had a general interest in waking up earlier then these are the tips and tricks that worked for me.
Start with 15-minute increments
I think it’s a lot easier based on when you’re already kinda generally getting up to start there and work your way backwards. Rather than to just try to shock your body by getting up early. I know that there are times that, I still do it now, where I’m just like, “okay, screw it. I’m just gonna go right ahead and just wake up immediately without starting the increments.”
I find that not doing the increments lasts me about three days before I’m just exhausted and feel completely out of it.
By doing the increments, such as 7:45 for a few days then 7:30 for a few more and so forth, it is giving your body time to adjust to that early hour and getting up earlier. Also, this makes it so that your body is sending the proper cues to go to bed earlier since you’re getting up earlier.
Have a routine in place
If you don’t have a routine in place but you know that you want to get up earlier starting tomorrow, write down your current routine now before you go to bed. Your routine can change every single day, it could change every week based on what you need to get done that day or week.
I feel that knowing what your routine is going into each week, so try to write it down on Sundays, is going to make it easier to wind down and get enough sleep so that you can wake up earlier.
Besides then you know as soon as you wake up what your first task is because you’ve outlined your basic routine. It will make it a lot easier for you to get out of bed in the morning cause you’ll know what you should be doing rather than waking up and just being like, “what now?”
Go outside and get fresh air
I’ve been doing this recently in the mornings like I’ll bring my book and coffee to my porch area and take about 10-15 mins to just get some fresh air in the mornings. Honestly, I think it’s one of the biggest things that’s pulling me out of bed every time my alarm goes off in the morning–besides Zeppelin barking at me to take him outside.
Those are all of my quick and easy tips when it comes to waking up earlier.
As of now, I’ve been getting up around 6:30 AM on the weekdays and usually around 8 AM or 9 AM on the weekends, but I don’t really set an alarm.
Leave me a comment down below letting me know what time you guys get up in the morning.