Benefits of Rising Early and How To Do It
Have you ever wondered how some people get up so early? Anyone can get up early and be a morning person with the right mindset and want to. I myself have never been the one who likes to wake up early. I would always push the snooze button on my alarm and fall back asleep. But, I kept at it and now I wake up every morning without needing to set my alarm. (I set it anyways just for comfort)
The art of waking up early isn’t something new. In fact most people wake up with or around the time the sun comes up. It’s part of our natural rhythm. In the modern world there are many reasons that a person may need to wake up at a different time and has thrown off our internal balance. Don’t worry nothing is permanent and with a little practice and these useful tips you will be back on your early rise schedule in no time.
- Be consistent on the times that you wake up. If you decide you want to get up at 7a.m. then do it every day. Don’t just do it on the days you have to. It’s best to follow the same sleep schedule every day of the week 365 a year.
- Go to bed when you’re tired. If you feel tired at 9pm then go to bed then. After a while your body will tell you when you need to go to sleep. It doesn’t always have to be at the same time every night. In fact there could be a several hour difference between the time when you go to bed each night. The only thing that really matters is that you wake up at the exact time every morning and let your body tell you how much rest to receive.
- Avoid eating late night snacks. No matter how you look at it there are many reasons to avoid eating food right before bed. Especially if the food contains stimulants like caffeine and sugar. You won’t get the right kind of rest and in the morning will have a hard time waking up. As a general rule of thumb don’t eat within 3 hours of when you plan on going to bed or don’t eat after dinner.
- If you plan on rising with the sun then open your curtains and let the light in. Don’t sit in a dark room all morning long wondering what time it is. Your body will adjust to the time of sunrise and wake you up by itself if you give it the opportunity.
- If you are having problems getting good sleep then fix them. If you snore take something for it such as an allergy medicine or see a doctor. If you can’t fall asleep fast enough then get an exercise routine down before bedtime and make yourself tired. If your bed isn’t comfortable get a new one or at least get some new pillows. Whatever your problem is keeping you from getting the good sleep that you want fix it and move on.
- Relax, Breathe, and Dream Take your time and enjoy sleep. Relax as you make your way into bed. Take the time for deep breathing as you fall asleep and enjoy your night in dreamland.
- Get the early riser mindset. All you have to do is think like an early riser. Just remember this is the natural waking pattern and humans have done this for 1000s of years with no problems at all. Build yourself up for the waking moment before you fall asleep.
- Spring out of bed and get moving. When your alarm goes off don’t just lay around in your bed trying to convince yourself to wake up. Literally spring out of bed and get ready as fast as you can. By moving around you will wake up and feel better within minutes.
- Start an early morning routine. Get up, eat breakfast, shower, workout, etc. Whatever it is you do in the morning start a routine and stick with it.
Well I hope my list helps gets you started on the early riser routine. Remember with a little patience and practice you will have this mastered in no time. Good Luck!