Waking up early is probably one of the hardest things to do. It is even harder when you are a college student. There are so many late nights filled with studying, partying and socializing, it is near impossible to get up early.
And getting up early is one big concern also of those who are after the quest of productivity in general.
Getting up early has many benefits: You are more functional and you are able to get more done. If you ask the Productivity and GTD Hackers, this is true.
If you are like most productivity enthusiasts, tweaking your sleep hours and work schedule to get start getting up earlier is a big thing in your list.
Consider these 5 tips to help you get out of bed and out of the door:
1) Start by getting up 15 minutes earlier for two weeks
If you start doing this, you will find that you will be waking up a whopping 2 hours earlier than you already do.
That might be a little drastic, but if you make a small change everyday, you will be able to wake up earlier with no problem.
2) Make yourself tired earlier
This really helps with college students. Make sure that you are getting tired earlier.
If this means that you have to go workout, or start winding down earlier, do it.
3) Don’t hit the snooze
Although the snooze button may seem like your best friend, it can quickly become your worst enemy.
If you keep using the snooze button, you will be used to always sleeping in. Make sure that you are not tempted by the snooze option.
It may be hard at first, but it will be totally worth it.
4) Establish a routine
Make sure that you start to establish a routine. If you start to get used to going to sleep because of your routine, you will be more likely to do it.
If you decide to go to a work out class in the early morning, you will have more reason to get up earlier.
5) Be productive
You must have a goal when you are getting up earlier.
While, it is great to get up early, just to do so, you will be very successful if you actually have things that you want to accomplish in the morning.
If you want to do homework in the morning, you will get up to do it.
Waking up earlier in the morning can be tough. But if you put your mind to it, and you follow these 5 tips, you will be able to wake up earlier in the mornings.
You will be more productive and glad that you wake up early in the mornings.
This is a guest post by Chloe Tren. Chloe is a freelance writer for MyCollegesandCareers.com. My Colleges and Careers is a great resource for individuals who want to take online courses to help them get a degree.Photo Courtesy of Arshi