Although it may seem tough to get into an early-morning routine, you'll find that the habit will benefit you in so many ways. These articles will tell you all about it!
The Most Successful Techniques For Rising Early
By Zen Habits
“Waking early is one of my favorite things in the world. The morning is quiet as the world hasn’t begun stirring, the perfect time for meditation, writing, exercise and some quiet reading.
Waking early can give you an hour or three of extra time for focus and creativity. While you could do those things later in the day, most people don’t (with exceptions of course).
I haven’t written about waking early for awhile, mostly because my waking time is in constant flux. Some months I enjoy rising with the sun, other times I’ll get up early on purpose for awhile and enjoy the extra quiet time.
I’ve learned a thing or two about how to change your wake-up time with joy, and today I’ll share the most successful techniques in my many experimentations.”
10 Simple Strategies To Wake Up Early
“After almost 30 years of being an avid anti-morning person (I almost had protest signs made), I now wake up early every day – at 6am to be exact (including weekends!) While my attitude toward mornings changed overnight, getting to a point where I could wake up early without wanting to cry has taken over a year to accomplish.
It all started when I read Laura Vanderkam’s What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast. This was at a time where I was fed up with my hectic lifestyle – a lifestyle we’re all made to feel we “should” want – so I began spending every spare moment learning various ways to get out of my rut. I learned not only who out of the insanely successful wake up early, but why, and how they spend that time. It sounded glorious!
So that settled it: I was going to become a morning person. Clearly you’d like to do the same or you wouldn’t be here. So, without further ado, here are 10 simple strategies to help you successfully wake up early:”
How To Wake Up Earlier—With Minimal Misery
“For so many people, there’s nothing more satisfying than sleeping in. You get up when your body wants. You can ease into your morning. You don’t have massive under-eye circles. It’s all pretty awesome.
Waking up early, on the other hand, is the pits. Only a few magic unicorns are truly jazzed about rising before the sun does, and yet too often life demands it. Work and school start early, plus that dreaded 6 a.m. HIIT class may be the only one that fits in your schedule all week.
To a certain extent, becoming an A+ early bird is beyond your control. ‘The ability to wake up early is determined by your genetics. It’s not something you should be forcing,’ says sleep expert and clinical psychologist Michael Breus, who’s got a nifty quiz to figure out your type. (And yes, that was permission to embrace your late-riser if you can pull it off.)
But if you do have to get up early—or are determined to make this the year that you GSD before noon—there’s a way to do it without too much pain. Here’s your step-to-step guide to becoming a morning person.”