How to Get Out of Bed Early in The Morning

How can you recognize a good day?

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Well, it starts with a successful morning routine in the early hours.
Which lets you welcome the day in a great mood, get energized, plan out the rest of it and be productive.

This sounds good. And it’s totally achievable. But it won’t work unless you get up early.

And sometimes, even if you went to bed at the right time, slept well, set an alarm and have your day planned, you can still struggle with waking up.

So here are some tips that can make it easier for you to actually leave bed when you don’t really want to:

7 Steps to Get Out of Bed Right Away

1. Put your alarm clock away from your bed.

This way you’ll have to get up and go get it;

2. Do something right away.

By doing this your brain will realize the day has started and won’t make you go back to bed.

Here’s what you can do:
– turn on the lights
– go to the bathroom
– brush your teeth
– make your bed
– drink water
– make coffee
– change your clothes;

3. Have something to look forward to.

Starting the day with a purpose gives you a reason to want to get up, otherwise you’ll easily stay in bed till noon.

The thing you’ll be waiting for may be your morning routine, going to the gym, doing something fun, getting ready and being fresh for a meeting you have later in the day;

4. Get enough sleep.

Sometimes even if you slept well, waking up can be a nightmare. But still, it’s important to go to bed early so that you can get enough sleep, and to eliminate all the distractions like lights, devices that make sounds, people coming in, etc.
This way you’ll sleep well and enough;

5. Accept it as a challenge to wake up right away.

That’s a great way to practice your willpower and make it stronger;

6. Don’t lie in bed for ‘just 5 more minutes’.

Let’s be realistic, it’s never really 5;

7. Know your why.

If you want to do this hard task, you must have a reason. Maybe you want to have a successful morning routine, have an hour or two for yourself, get some stuff done, go to work on time, or else.
Make your ‘why’ crystal clear and remind yourself of it, keep your goals in mind;

I think all of these are easy enough for you to try them right away.
They are little things to do that will increase your chances of getting up early, starting the day fresh and being productive and proud of yourself.

Have you tried any of them? Did it work?

See also:

Most successful techniques for rising early
Get yourself out of bed
How to get up right away when the alarm goes off
Simple strategies to wake up early

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Lidiya K

Lidiya K

Author, blogger and podcaster in the fields of self-improvement and life hacking. Creator of Let's Reach Success.
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  1. This is great advice and so true. I have tried and done them all. Different things work depending on my mood or where I am in my life at the time. I strongly agree, do not give yourself those extra five minutes. It does not work. I never do just five and I end up feeling worse.

  2. I think getting enough rest is very important, too. I went to bed at 7 pm last night! I was just exhausted and didn’t want to fight it, like I normally do (and then end up staying up too late). Although, I woke up about 10 pm and stayed awake reading for about 2 hours. But today I feel more rested & refreshed. Thanks for your terrific article, Lidiya!

  3. I like the “put the alarm far” tip! i used to put mine far and man, i HATED crawling to the table at the other end of the room to shut it up! by the time i got there i’ll be pissed off but awake! 😀 Thanks for the post Lidiya, i am going to share the link with a few “sleepy heads” i know 🙂

  4. Hi Lidiya, Great post. I think Getting Up early is a life changer, but it only works if you Go to Bed early. I find I am at my most vulnerable when I’m tired. Its when we take the easy option and make bad choices 🙁

    1. Yes!
      But in the beginning we may be in a period where we’re a bit more tired and sleep deprived, but still try to get up early.
      And that will result in going to bed earlier, too.

  5. Purpose was definitely a game-changer for me.

    And you could add one more point: train your willpower muscle. As Jerry has said we are most vulnerable when tired. A few bits of willpower are very handy at such times.

    1. Sure. But getting out of bed early for a few weeks (when we don’t wanna do it) is what will build the willpower muscle. And it will become easier after that.

  6. Nice article. Recently I’ve been having this issue to waking up early in the morning. One of the traits that usually help me is forcing myself to make my bed (which I never enjoyed doing) and then drinking some water. I try not to drink coffee that often because I don’t want my body to become to use to it. But I happens occasionally.

      1. Had the best of intentions of being up at 6 this morning. and i achieved it to a degree. however waking up at 4 and going back to sleep at 6 wasn’t quite what i planned. ha ha. tomorrow i’ll kick its ass. 🙂

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