How To Become A Morning Person

How To Become A Morning Person

All successful men are morning people, if you’re seriously committed to your mission and self actualization, waking up early is a must. After a life of laziness and waking up at noon on Saturday this can be difficult at first, however the key to it is simple, make a decision and follow through. In College I would wake up at 1, drag myself to a class, and feel groggy and guilty all day because my circadian rhythm was shot. Ever since I became a morning person I’ve noticed massive increases in productivity, energy and mood, its a great feeling waking up at 6 am on a Sunday knowing you have a head start over everyone. Here’s exactly how to do it:

Initial Motivation And Commitment

  • Decide why you want to get up early and commit to yourself to it
  • Your commitment will start the next day
Make It A Habit
  • Getting up early is just something you do, just like brushing your teeth, it shouldn’t require any more effort or motivation as you have no choice, you just do it
  • Do not try and motivate yourself, you’ve already made the decision, just do it and don’t think about it

Wake Up At 6 AM Every Day

  • This includes weekends for the first month or if you’re really serious like I am, wake up at 6 AM everyday, forever
  • This is the perfect time to wake up to maintain your circadian rhythm giving you good clean energy throughout the day

Get Out Of Bed Right Away

  • This means sitting up right away and going over to turn off your alarm clock
  • No hitting the snooze button
Keep Your Alarm Clock Far Away
  • This means you need to get out of bed to turn it off
  • Its too tempting to hit snooze and roll back to bed when its at arms reach

Go To Sleep At The Same Time Every Night

  • This includes weekends for at least the first month and ideally forever
  • I have a 2 hour window between 10 PM – 12 AM, this gets me 6-8 hours of sleep

Get Pumped Up

  • This means immediately after you wake up you go get the holy trinity of morning energy : water, a caffeine pill and aggressive music in your headphones
  • This gives you a you a big energy boost setting you up to take on the world, this is crucial because your mood in the first hour of waking up determines your mood for the rest of the day
Exercise
  • Hit the weights, cardio or yoga first thing in the morning, exercising every day
  • I do 2 days of weights, 2 days of cardio, and 3 days of yoga
  • This gets the blood flowing, the testosterone pumping and will mentally put you in the right mindset for the day
  • Exercising in the morning also means that you can relax after a long day of work without having to drag yourself to the gym

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  1. says

    Hehe! i just recently became a morning person, after years of waking up around 11 to 12 pm, since my body is so used to clubbing. I thought it would be impossible to do, but now i wake up at 5 am, after couple of days your body adjusts. The first week was tough, but now is a habit. Good stuff!

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