5 Tips On How to Become an Early Riser

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They say the early birds gets the worm; well if you’re waking up at 11am and 12pm you missed the worm, along with everything else.  Waking up early allows you to get a head start on your day so you can get ish done a lot quicker.   Think about it, while everyone is asleep you can focus a lot easier because their are fewer distractions.  Your spouse is asleep. The children aren’t up making noise. Your phone is probably not ringing and the social media notifications are very low. Talk about peace and quiet. I don’t think it gets better than that.   So if you want to wake up early to get more things done here are some quick tips on how to do so. 

1. Don’t stay up all night:  Not staying up all night is a no brainer.  If you’re up until 2am then it might be hard to wake up at 6am without being exhausted.  Based on the National Sleep Foundation it is recommended that adults between the ages of 18 and 64 get 7-9 hours of sleep each night.  Not consuming enough rest will make it difficult to wake up early.

2. Place your alarm 2 feet away from your bed:  Having the alarm away from you will force you to get out of bed to turn it off.  You are more likely to press snooze if the alarm is in the bed with you. I know I am guilty of this.
  
3.Get up and have a plan:  If waking up is hard for you it’s important to have a plan of the task you want to tackle first.  Before you go to bed jot down a few things you want to get done immediately after you wake up.  Some of the things I do right when I get up includes replying to emails or editing photos and videos.

4.Eat a power breakfast: Don’t eat just any type of breakfast; eat a breakfast that is going to give you the energy to kick start your day.  I’m pretty sure you hear this all the time, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”  Well it is.  Eating breakfast gives you the energy you need to concentrate on your task. Some power foods that you might want to consider during breakfast are avocado, eggs, oatmeal, greek yogurt, and raspberries. Stuffing yourself with pancakes and bacon will only cause you to want to crawl back in bed. So choose your breakfast wisely.

5.Workout: Participating in a physical activity will trigger your body to release feel good hormones that will help fight fatigue and boost your energy.  When you begin to exercise consistently you will have more energy; so the next time you wake up early it should start to become easier for you.   
 
If you struggle with waking up early try these tips and see how they work for you. The ultimate goal is to get a head start on your day and to get things done effectively and efficiently.  If any of these tips help be sure to like, share, and comment.

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