How to Wake Up Early

Morning is the beginning of a day and it designs the whole picture of the day. It’s an opportunity that allows you to start your day in a positive, relaxed and more intentional manner. It gives you time to focus on you so that you can set yourself up for a successful day mentally, physically and emotionally. Waking up early gives a fresh start, good vibes and fills us up with enthusiasm. Those people who wake up early in the morning are more energetic and active. The early morning hours are so quiet and peaceful. Mornings are the most productive time of the day and a better time to deal with problems. We have heard since childhood that

Early to bed and early to rise makes a person healthy, wealthy and wise.

We are going to discuss in this article about the necessity of early morning, what exactly waking up early in the morning is? And some important tips on how to wake up early, etc.

Definition of Waking up Early

Waking up early means to wake in the morning in between 4 am to 5 am. However, the medical community generally agrees that the best time to wake up is at sunrise. The most important thing to keep in mind is consistency. Set a time that you plan to wake up and stick to it. Having a set routine each morning will help you stay focused and productive. Students always tend to wake up early for their studies and other activities to make them habitual of an early riser and grab the advantages of it. A lot of successful people say

“If you win the morning, you win the day.”

The necessity of Waking up Early

In a 2008 study, Harvard biologist Christoph Randler discovered that early risers are more proactive. He found that morning person also anticipate problems and try to minimize them. A morning routine sets the tone for your entire day. This is especially if you’re forcing yourself to get up early and you’re not naturally an early riser. Countless productivity experts agree that the first thing you do in the morning is to make your bed. It gives you a small win and you can claim to complete that task as your first accomplishment of the day!

Our life since school, college or job is designed in such a manner that the early riser gets some added advantage in comparison to those who are Night Owls. Night owls are those who believe to do work late at night and wake up late in the morning.

Waking up early in the morning helps to sustain a healthier diet and also gives extra time to do exercises. Starting your day early improves your concentration. Our brain tends to be the most alert in the morning in addition to being able to focus on goals and tasks without being interrupted.

Tips for Early Rising

There are many tips which make it possible to wake up early in the morning. But here we are going to focus on three main tips to wake up early such as having a good reason to wake up early in the morning, adequate sleep and a good sleeping environment.

Have a Good Reason

Set something important to do in the morning which will motivate you to get up early. This is called intrinsic motivation. For example, let's go back to our childhood when we used to play some sports like cricket, badminton, tennis etc in the morning. No one had to wake us up on those days because we were self-motivated. Because we wanted to get up early for the match. So try to make good reasons to wake up early. There are two types of reasons-

  • Short Term
  • Long Term

Short Term Reasons

For the short term, you should make a checklist before going to bed. In this checklist, you have to mention the tasks which you will complete in the next morning. You have to set your daily routine also like to brush your teeth, make coffee, go for a walk, do exercise etc.

Long Term Reasons

After the short term target, you should set a long term target which you want to achieve in the long run. You have to make a poster of your long term target and paste it in front of your bed. So that you always have an eye on it before going to and after getting up from the bed. So, set a target which ignites you to wake up early in the morning.

Adequate Sleep

Adequate sleep is an obvious and very important part of early rising. It is a good manner of sleep which signifies the proper amount of time required for a body to rejuvenate. According to some researches, it was found that sleeping for 5 to 9 hours is good for a body. But it varies from person to person. It is a personal thing to know about the hours your body needs to sleep to keep yourself productive. Some make themselves active and productive in 5 hours of sleep and on the other hand, some require 7 to 8 hours for the same. So it's very important to identify the comfortable figure between 5 to 9 hours and take the required amount of sleep.

Adequate sleep doesn't mean more sleep rather a proper amount of sleep which totally depends on the demand of your body. If you are not taking adequate sleep and oversleep you face many problems. It badly affects the body as you feel lazy and inactive after getting up, you feel pain in body and headache. So you have to search the exact sweet point at which the body feels active and start to work properly.

Sleeping Environment

Sleeping environment is the most important tip for early rising. It describes the environment before you sleep or where you sleep. In today's digital lifestyle everyone is habitual of checking and scrolling our phones, chatting on social media, watching television etc before and after going to bed. This environment actually creates problems in sleeping and afterwards in waking. For the sleeping environment try to go apart from all electronic gadgets approx an hour before going to sleep. The room should have low light sources and no television over there. Keep the alarm clock away from your bed so that you have to get up to turn it off. In the sleeping environment how you eat and drink is also matter so try to eat almonds as it helps to calm down the brain and provides relaxation to mind.

These were some tips and ways to wake up early in the morning. If you have some more tips please ping in the comment section.

Nidhi Pathak