Waking up early is a very important part of increasing your productivity. Most business activity shuts down by 6pm, so the more hours of work you can get in before 6 the better.
Waking up early also needs to be sustainable. Doing it for two weeks is worthless, this should be a long term commitment. In order to get up before the birds on a daily basis you need to not be exhausted. Make sure you get a minimum of 8 hours sleep each night. If you want to be up and working by 7am than you need to be in bed by 11pm. That means having discipline and turning off your phone, computer, and television!
The snooze button is also the bane of your existence if you want to wake up early. The secret to avoiding abusing your snooze button is to get a loud annoying alarm and put as far away from your bed as you physically can. Put it in your bathroom if possible. Standing up and walking to turn off your alarm will get your body going and prevent that half asleep weakness where you roll over and hit the snooze button.
Further tips to get up early successfully:
- Keep water next to your bed so you aren’t dehydrated
- Avoid alcohol or other drugs
- Eat healthy and avoid processed sugars
- Exercise vigorously