7 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Wake Up Early

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Early rise, clear mind.

Discover your morning "why" for a purposeful and meaningful start. Embrace productivity or leisure with earlier wake-ups.

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Follow a consistent  bedtime routine.

Create a bedtime routine, disconnect from screens 30 mins before sleep, and maintain a consistent sleep schedule for a refreshing wake-up.

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Train yourself out of using the snooze button.

Experts advise against using the snooze button as it disrupts wakefulness. Set multiple alarms at intervals to wake up gradually. Be motivated!

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Use an alarm you like.

Motivate early wake-ups with a gentle alarm: try music/talk radio or a sunrise alarm clock with gradual light for a smooth transition.

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Create a positive morning ritual.

Motivate early mornings with delightful activities: breakfast dates, walks, showers, exercise. Start with calming rituals like coffee, stretching. - Gordan

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Get enough sleep overall.

Get enough sleep for easy early waking: CDC recommends 7-9 hours per night. Rest well, wake naturally.

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Stay accountable with a friend's help.

Stay accountable & motivated to wake up early by connecting with an early bird friend. A simple "good morning" text can boost health & sleep.

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