3 Tips to Wake Up Early in the Morning Every Day
So many people have been asking about my morning routine and waking up early. I’ve heard people say to me, “I’ve been trying it and have been really enjoying it.”
Somebody messaged me the other day saying, “I’ve been waking up early because of you and going to the gym, and I’m feeling great.”
So I want to give you a couple tips to wake up early and some ways to assure that you actually get up.
#1: Get Enough Sleep
You need to realize that not everybody is a Gary Vaynerchuk. If you don’t know who that person is, look him up. He runs a bunch of businesses. He’s operating 18 hours a day on three or four hours of sleep. Most people can’t do that.
You need to get enough sleep. If you want to wake up at 5:00 or 6:00 in the morning—which I highly recommend for the many benefits—the number one thing you need to make sure you do is get enough rest.
So if you want to wake up at 5:00 or 6:00 in the morning, you want to get to bed by 9:00 or 10.00—11:00 at the latest. I know some people can get away with four or five hours of sleep, but for me personally, after about week or two, I’m going to burn out. So make sure you get to bed early.
There’s been so many studies that have been proven that people who get to bed earlier are more productive, they feel better, and they get a better rest. You can look into that for yourself, but get to bed early so you get plenty of sleep.
#2: Put the Alarm Clock Out of Reach
So you are going to want to set an alarm clock, but don’t put the alarm clock next to your bed. Put it so you have to actually get up. You don’t want it next to you on the dresser. You don’t want to be able to smash it and go back to sleep. Put it across the room on a table so you have to get up. If you wake up, stand up, and walk, there’s a much better chance you are going to stay up.
So put your alarm clock on the other side of the room.
#3: Drink Water Immediately When You Get Up
Drink water immediately because that’s going to wake you up. Throw some water on your face, drink some water, brush your teeth, and get into your actual morning routine. For me, once I drink some water and brush my teeth, I start immediately reading my goals and going through my affirmations and my declarations. That’s really big right there. Start moving and getting your mind working, and that’s going to help you a ton right there to wake up early.
Bonus Tip: Just Give the Routine a Decent Chance
You’ve got to give it a chance. You can’t just try it for a week or two. You’re going to feel terrible the first week or two, especially if you’re only getting four or five hours of sleep. But the more you do it, the more you build it into your lifestyle and you turn it into a habit and a routine. It becomes a ritual for you. It becomes easier and easier.
I never would have thought in a million years I’d be getting up at 5:30 in the morning to work out and make YouTube videos. I was the type of guy who would roll out of bed at 9:00 or 10:00 in the morning.
Trust me, you’re at a big disadvantage when you start your day at 10:00. I credit a lot of my success in terms of my health and my business to waking up early and getting a lot done and being at a psychological advantage over the competitors.
So get up and get out of your bedroom if you can because when you’re in your bedroom, you’re just putting yourself at risk of wanting to lay back down in that bed. Don’t; don’t lay back in that bed because I tell you, after about 15 minutes of being up and awake, you’re going to feel a lot better.
If you want to give it a shot, do it; make it happen. You can do it. And at the end of the day, you’re going to feel like you got so much more accomplished.
A lot of people say, “There’s no difference to waking up early. I wake up at noon and go to bed at 2:00 in the morning.”
I don’t know about that. It wouldn’t work for me. I get so much more done in the morning, and I’m just at so much more of an advantage.
So if you’re not being as efficient as possible, if you’re not reaching your goals, if you feel like you’re capable of more but you just can’t seem to muster up the courage or take enough action, try waking up early. It might fit you perfectly.
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