Tips To Wake Up Early

For years, I wanted to wake up early. It seems almost all successful people get going before sunrise, and I wanted to be one of them. But when my morning alarm would go off, all the good intentions in the world couldn’t pull me out of bed. With a little willpower though I was able to learn the art of getting up early.

Here are a few simple steps that you can try to wake up early (if you want to :P)

  • Get 7-8 hours of Quality Sleep – Sleep is not only the foundation of your health, if you’re not rested, waking up will be near to impossible.
  • Set Out Everything The Night Before – Set out workout clothes, write a to-do list, put your bag together.
  • Visualise The Morning You Want – Imagine waking up energized for the day and popping straight out of bed.
  • Optimize Your Alarms – Get a new alarm and put it across the room.
  • Smile First Thing – Fake it till you make it, baby!
  • Head Straight to the Bathroom – Develop the muscle memory so that the minute you turn off the alarm, you head straight to the bathroom instead of back to bed.
  • Drink a Glass of Water & Brush Teeth – This will wake up your body and get you going for the day.

After you wake up early, the challenge is to stay up. Maybe you’ll love to relax and sip your coffee. But for me, getting too comfortable is dangerous. Take Care.

53 Comments Add yours

  1. Janie Kelley says:

    Some excellent tips! I will do a few of them.

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you Janie. I am glad you liked them. One very significant benefit of waking up early is reduced stress level. Better sleep quality. Early risers often go to bed early. Bigger scores. Brighter world.

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  2. It is easy for me to wake up early- always was. Even when during the school days. It may been a year since I graduated from college- but I still wake up early.

    In terms of Alarms- I do not set it for those annoying alarms that beep at you (those drive me nuts). Mine is set for a song- a quiet song to slowly get you out of bed, and you do have to get up to turn it off because it keeps on playing.

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    1. Garima says:

      That’s a good way to get up with quite song or slowly out of bed. It takes time for the blood circulation to reach the lower limbs while changing position from lying down to getting up. Also try practicing gratitude. Be grateful to be alive and woke.

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  3. Spectrumbot says:

    Thank you for making this post. As a night person, I could learn a lot from these tips!

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    1. Garima says:

      I am glad you found this post helpful.

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked them Darlene. There is so much we can achieve if we wake up early. Are you an early riser?

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  4. I do wake up early to get my kindergartener off to to class. but I’d like to wake up earlier for that me time. I liked the part about having the to-do list or work out gear ready. 😊

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked it.

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  5. judeitakali says:

    Yeah, visualizing is underated alot of the time, thanks for that reminder 😊

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    1. Garima says:

      Structured visualisation and then surrendering is very important for anything process in life.

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      1. judeitakali says:

        Structured visualization? Please throw some more light on this for me 🙏🏾😅

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      2. Garima says:

        It is simply the ability to see or sense images in your mind – images of the things you desire, the life you want to lead, the relationships you want in your life. Actually, it is very similar to daydreaming but with a crucial difference. Daydreaming is casual and random while visualisation is structured and directed.

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      3. judeitakali says:

        I always seem to get amazing tips from you, still fighting with the sugar tip but I’ll get there, visualizing should come more naturally to me

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      4. Garima says:

        Good luck. Study more about it to get clarity.

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  6. Aj Ignacio says:

    Like the way you write, brief and concise. Waking up early is one of my concern also, but I find “just stand up and drink water” and “planning my day the night before” are the good action to take 😀

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes start small and start simple.

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  7. I had read to drink water before bed but they didn’t explain why. Then I realized it’s because you will wake up having to go to the bathroom and that will force you to get up. It’s been a game changer for me!

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    1. Garima says:

      Hahahhahahha that’s quite right.

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  8. lily23456 says:

    I am going to try this so I can get up early thank you so much for this

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    1. Garima says:

      You are most welcome Lily.

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  9. Get up each and every day at 530am, though I am not good with late-night events. Thanks for following my blogs. Greetings from Denmark!

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you for stopping by blog.

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  10. Hepsibah says:

    😊 great tips.

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked it. All achievers wake up early in the morning.

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      1. Hepsibah says:

        True😊

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  11. Alfiano Fong says:

    Thank you!

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    1. Garima says:

      Did you find it useful? Which one would you make a daily habit?

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  12. mahwi says:

    Good tips!! Thanks for making this post 👍totally love it 💕💕😊

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  13. florawora says:

    I’ll try these out. I’m guilty of pressing the snooze button

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    1. Garima says:

      Ah we all are 😉

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  14. INNOCENTSOUL says:

    Thank you for the great tip

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    1. Garima says:

      You are most welcome. I am glad you liked it. But despite the deluge of such stories, waking up at an ungodly hour isn’t some sort of magic productivity hack that will solve your time-management problems. For some, it can even be counterproductive. The trick is finding a routine that fits your situation.

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      1. INNOCENTSOUL says:

        Of all the things i tried they didn’t work..lol guess what even an alarm i stopped setting it up because everytime it went off it made me sleep even more..this is it..i am going to try this and i have a great feeling it’s going to work

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  15. Collene says:

    Some great advice!

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked it.

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  16. BoardFlak says:

    I had to move my alarm clock away from the bed. I was turning it off without ever waking up.

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    1. Garima says:

      We are all guilty of doing that.

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  17. Labarron Kennedy says:

    Awesome Post.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked it. One very significant benefit of waking up early is reduced stress level. When you rise early, it eliminates the need to rush in the morning. You can then start your day on an optimistic note and such positivity often stays with you throughout the day.

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  18. Anand Bose says:

    Well written article. Good tips. Anand Bose from Kerala

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you. Glad you liked it.

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  19. mehjabinh says:

    Good tips! Loved your ideas!

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you. I am glad you liked it. One of the biggest benefits of waking up early is the ability to go to sleep early. If you wake up at 5 a.m. and you’re productive throughout the day, you’ll be more tired by the end of the night, making it easier to sleep. This creates a better sleep cycle. And sleep is important for your health.

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      1. mehjabinh says:

        Yeah, I usually wake up at 5 in the morning as I’m a school teacher here and need to catch the bus early. However, on weekends I tend to oversleep and that has become a habit of late. Working to come out of it.

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      2. Garima says:

        I am glad you are aware of what’s healthy. You students must be glad to have you. Thank you for stopping by.

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  20. Sam says:

    Wonderful post. I started getting into the habit of routines a couple of years ago. Getting enough sleep was the harder one but I followed those same little habits and it really helped to get up in the morning.

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    1. Garima says:

      I am glad Sam that you liked my post. Yes it’s the little changes in our habits which make us healthier. Thank you for stopping by today.

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  21. Chanel says:

    These are excellent tips. I especially love the “smile first thing.” That’s my problem. Sometimes I dread waking up another day. There are some mornings that I dread (Mondays) more than others (Saturdays). So, I try to small and thank the Lord for giving me another day.

    I also love your tip on visualizing your day before. Sometimes writing down your visualization in a journal can help, even if your day doesn’t go exactly as you wanted to. It just puts you in a better mood and in a better frame of mind for when you wake up.

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    1. Garima says:

      Hi Chanel, you are absolutely right is saying that visualisation works. Numerous studies have shown that mental practice (through visualization) can be as effective to improve skills as real practice. You can develop and reinforce real skills by visualizing yourself practicing them. … This explains why visualization is part of most world-class athletes’ training: because it works! Thank you for stopping by this post. Take Care.

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