Here’s how to beat that in 3 steps:
- Get excited. The night before, think of one thing you’d like to do in the morning that excites you. …
- Jump out of bed. Yes, jump out of bed. …
- Put your alarm across the room. If it’s right next to you, you’ll hit the snooze button.
- Try a fitness tracker with silent alarm like Fitbit(this one changed my life)
- Tumblr things that motivate you in the morning(this also works for me, but I can also end up doing it for an hour)
- Write down a list of all the things you want in life up to a maximum of 10 every night before bed. It will probably change every night for the first few night, but it will start letting you focus on what is really, truly important to you and eliminate the distractions in your life.(this also works for finding the partner of your dreams and not settling)
Once you are up you should:
- Drink a glass of water. You’re dehydrated from not drinking any water all night. Drink a full glass of water if you can. It’ll make you feel more awake.
- Meditate. Even just for 3 minutes. It’s such a great way to start your day — doing nothing, just sitting, and practicing mindful focus.
- Write. Or do some other kind of creating.
- Exercise. Go for a walk or a run, or do a home workout. Even just 10 minutes.
- Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. Either one of these makes the morning better.
Getting to Sleep Earlier Helps:
- Set a bedtime of 7-8.5 hours before you want to wake up. So if you’re waking up at 6 a.m., go to bed between 9:30-11 p.m. Where you are in that time frame depends on how much sleep you need. Most people need about 7.5-8 hours of sleep, though there are lots of variations. I tend to get about 7, but also take a short nap in the afternoons.
- Create a bedtime ritual. I like to set up the coffeemaker and clean up a little (it’s nice to wake up to a clean house), then floss & brush my teeth and do a flouride rinse. Then I read myself to sleep.
- No computers in bed. That means no laptop, no tablets, no mobile phones. Kindles are OK except the Kindle Fire, which is the same as an iPad. No TV either. Just reading.
- Exercise helps a lot earlier in the day. It gets your body nice and tired, so you’ll sleep better. Don’t exercise an hour or less before bed, or you’ll be pumped up. I like a glass of red wine in the evening — it helps relax me and I tend to sleep a bit easier.
- Try this method if you have trouble sleeping: close your eyes and get comfortable, then think of the first thing you did that morning — the very first thing, like turning off your alarm. Then think of the next thing, and so on, replaying your morning in as much detail as possible. I never get to mid-morning.