6) Go to sleep earlier. You probably wake up later than you desire because your body has been accustomed to sleeping for a certain amount of hours. Keep a consistent sleep schedule and remember, the earlier you sleep, the more hours you’ll be able to fit in, and the earlier you’ll be able to wake up. For example, if you know that your body needs at least 6 hours of sleep before you can naturally wake up and feel revitalized, and you have to wake up for 7AM, do the math - the latest you should go to bed is at 1AM or you know you won’t be able to make it to that meeting tomorrow morning. Research shows that it takes up to 30 days for someone to get into any habit so try to sleep earlier and keep it consistent for at least 30 days and know that every day after that, it’ll feel a little easier.
7) Get a friend to give you a wake up call, or text - and do the same for them. The rule? Whoever wakes up first has to give the other one a call. If you have a chatty friend, you’ll probably want to opt for the wake up text but hold each other accountable for waking up each other up in the morning. To ensure that your friend actually gets up, consider asking them to walk to their bathroom or kitchen and run the water so that you can hear it over the phone. By doing this, it forces them to get out of bed (unless they’re already sleeping by running water).
8) Avoid comfy surfaces. Don’t go back to your bed after waking up - or to a couch, or to any dark rooms. These things will make you want to go back into hibernation mode! The goal is to avoid the temptation to go back to sleep. We know it’ll be difficult when you haven’t achieved the necessary hours that your body needs, but just do it to get back into the habit of waking up early and you can thank us later.