tips for how to get up earlier when you aren't a morning person
remember that you don’t have to make drastic changes. start slowly, by waking just 15-30 minutes earlier than usual. get used to this for a few days. then cut back another 15 minutes. do this gradually until you get to your goal time. for me, my goal time every morning is 6am EST.
have a good reason to want to make this change. set something to do early in the morning that’s important. this might be something like exercising, checking email, studying, etc. this reason will motivate you to get up.
practical things to do:
if you use a physical alarm clock, put it in a physical space away from your bed. when it rings in the morning, this forces you up out of bed to turn it off.
never hit the snooze button on your alarm.
put your laptop and phone far away from your bed to charge at night.
get out of bed as soon as you turn your alarm clock off.
change out of your pajamas/the outfit you slept in asap.
be cautious about the naps you take; don’t overload on them as you are trying to make this change.
try a phone or desktop app that will make the transition to being awake easier for your brain to make.
benefits to waking up early:
waking up early correlates with better grades.
waking up early enhances your productivity.
waking up early gives you more time to exercise and/or study.
waking up early actually improves your quality of sleep.
waking up early helps you enjoy some quiet time before a busy day begins.