It’s one of the most agreed upon methods of productivity, and yet many of us simply can’t force ourselves to start our day sooner. Yet the benefits are undeniable. Numerous studies have concluded that participants who woke up earlier reported decreased feelings of stress and depression while felling increased levels of physical and cognitive energy. Try these tips for waking up earlier and tweak the process until it feels right for you.
Adjust your evening routine. Good sleep starts with winding down. Swap television time for a meditative sleep story and a cup of herbal tea. Leave your phone in another room to avoid distractions.
Create a non-negotiable wake-up time. No snoozing, no hesitation. When the alarm goes off, your feet should hit the floor. Even a moment’s hesitation allows room for you to talk yourself out of getting up.
- Don’t deprive yourself. Waking up earlier isn’t a punishment. It’s a gift to yourself. If you’re struggling to fall asleep early enough to get the recommended amount of sleep, make time for midday naps.
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