How to wake up early? Learn how you can get out of bed on time
If you are not a morning person, chances are that you want to master the art of waking up early. Don't you? As easy as it sounds, learning how to wake up early is a mammoth task which even the best of us fail to master. Let's put sleepy mornings behind and take a look at practical tips and techniques that you can use to get out of bed on time.
1) Make a task list of the things that you have been procrastinating and post it somewhere you can see from your bed
Nasty habits require nasty measures and this is it. Make a list of all the things that you have been procrastinating and all the pending tasks that you have managed to get done just because of your laziness.
It is now time to stop procrastinating and to do so, you must Write upw the list in bold and blaring fonts and post it in your bedroom at a place where you can read it from bed. Surely this reminder of how messy your life has become just because of your inability to wake up early will get you out of bed in no time.
2) Put your alarm clock away from you
As cheesy as this sounds, this trick works! Put your alarm at such a distance away from you that you can hear it but you can't reach to shut it off. You will be forced to get out of bed and take the long and agonizing walk to switch your alarm off.
Yes, it is easy to immediately get back into bed but at least you will move around which should get the blood pumping in your sleepy body. It may be the case that you've been dying to pee but you felt too lazy to make the trip to the bathroom and walking to the alarm was the perfect set up.
One thing will lead to another and before you know it, you will be brushing your teeth and carrying a beaming smile on your face just because you woke up on time.
3) Keep your windows and curtains open
As much as you'd hate to have the sunlight blaring on to your face in the morning, that may in fact be a good thing. Not only will the sunlight creep in to your shut eyelids but the fresh morning breeze will be blissful.
4) Set a very annoying and irritating alarm tone
Unfortunately there is no 'one fix for all' when it comes to finding the most annoying alarm tones. While a foghorn or a farting sound may be annoying enough for some people, others may find death metal more irritating.
The point is to set your alarm tone to play something that really freaks you out. Not to mention, keep it at the loudest volume possible. That should give you a nice jolt in bed and help you to wake up early.
5) Break or disable the snooze button
If you are fighting a seemingly losing battle while learning how to wake up early, you've to remember that the snooze button is your biggest enemy.
While you may be tempted to hit the snooze button and catch a few minutes more of precious sleep time, we all know that it's not just going to be few minutes. Don't we?
Promise yourself that you will never ever touch the snooze button again. And if you can't keep your hands off it in the morning, break it, stick it, disable it or do whatever it takes to put it out of action.
6) Switch on the TV as soon as you wake up
This tip is for the folks who love to watch TV. Simply keep your TV remote next to you and switch on the TV as soon as your alarm goes off and turn the TV volume louder. It really does not matter if you have a TV in your bedroom or not, the sole purpose of this exercise is to hear what's going on. If it is interesting enough, it may catch your attention and force you to get your lazy behind out of bed.
7) Go to bed early
One of the most basic and easiest ways to learn how to wake up early is to sleep early. No rocket science here, ladies and gentlemen. A good night's sleep is virtually a sure shot way of ensuring that your body gets all the rest it wants. If you go to bed early you will feel fresh in the morning, more active and less tired.
8) Ask your roommate or housemate to fix you a hot cup of coffee
If you don't live alone, getting a roommate or housemate to fix you a hot cup of coffee, tea or any other beverage can be an awesome way to wake up early. A hot beverage will instantly tingle your taste buds while the smell and aroma of the beverage will kick start your senses.
Slowly and steadily, that hot cuppa will become a morning fix that will drag you out of bed. Sounds easy, doesn't it? Now all you need to do is convince your roomie to give you coffee in bed every day.
9) Associate waking up late with a repercussion
"I must wake up early or else...." You could associate a repercussion that may happen to you if you wake up late. It can be something as silly as your lecturer telling you off for arriving late or as serious as losing money because you arrived late at work.
10) Stay away from late night addictions
Surfing the internet, playing video games, watching TV, watching movies, reading books and many other such activities can become late night addictions. Even if you are sleepy, you may feel like watching some TV or reading a few pages of your favorite book.
Unless you give up these addictions which will no doubt be as difficult as quitting bad habits, you will not be able to sleep in time which in turn will make it difficult for you to get out of bed in the morning.
11) Ask a friend to annoy you
Do you have a friend who cares about you? If you do, speak to your friend about this problem and ask him/her to annoy you. Your friend could keep calling you until you pick up the phone and go for a shower or better yet, drive by your house in the morning and ring the bell until you are forced to open the door. On a lighter note, this could be one of those situations where you can actually benefit from peer pressure.
12) Shout out loud
As soon as you wake up, shout your lungs out and say something positive like "It's a wonderful day", "I can't wait to get out of the house", "I feel sexy today" or something that you find peppy.
This loud and deliberate shout will get you in the right frame of mind and pepped up to face the day ahead.
13) Have something to look forward to - Plan your morning out with things that can keep you busy
Remember how quickly you got out of bed when you had an exam? Or the time when you had your driving test scheduled for early morning? It's only because you had something to look forward to and you had to do stuff which 'had to be done'.
Now you can't have an exam everyday nor can you have a daily driving test, but you can surely schedule a lot of other important stuff that you do on a daily basis, to be done in the morning. Group meetings in college, team practice, gym class, a walk in the park or better yet, set up a morning date.