3 Morning Habits That Make Waking up Early Incredibly Easy

Coffee is not one of them

Photo: Bruce Mars for Unsplash

Waking up to natural light or better yet sunlight

Almost all species on earth, including humans, have evolved to use the sun’s natural cycle as a guide for their circadian rhythms.

How you can do this?

  • Sleep in a room that is bound to get a lot of natural light in the morning
  • If you live in places that don’t get a lot of sunlight or natural light, try using a sun lamp to get some of the same effects.
  • Try cutting down on exposure to light from electronic devices right after waking up and right before going to sleep to get your body’s natural circadian rhythm back on track.

Starting the day intentionally and not reactively

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You wake up to your phone’s alarm blaring and immediately after switching it off, you go ahead and look at all the notifications you have from the previous night. Before you know it, you’re scrolling through your social media, reading emails, replying to messages and you’ve spent a considerable period of your morning.

How you can do this?

  • If you can’t switch off notifications altogether, try putting your phone on the do-not-disturb mode at night so that you don’t have to deal with a barrage of information right in the morning
  • Get into the habit of replacing social media scrolling with something more productive such as reading or meditating
  • If you can, limit interaction with people right after waking up. Take time to centre yourself and get your mind ready for the rest of the day.

Giving yourself easy wins

If you’re not a morning person, chances are that mornings are not your most productive time of the day. And honestly, they don’t have to be even if you are a morning person.

How you can do this?

  • Make your bed before you start your work for the day. This gives your brain a sense of accomplishment and allows you to get into a productive mindset.
  • Pick small tasks that don’t take a long time to finish such as making a to-do list, or reading one page of a book.
  • Repeat these daily

Waking up early can be life-changing

The process started for me as a means to an end, because my work and business depended on it. But looking back, I wish I had started sooner. Having a morning routine and enjoying my mornings has been the single most transformative thing in my life.

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