For some people, getting up first thing in the morning comes easily, almost naturally. These morning people recognize that, the earlier you wake up and get moving, the more time you’ll have to accomplish the many tasks facing you during the day.
For this reason, morning people are often highly capable and successful individuals. By getting out of bed earlier, they typically have more time to spend exercising, hanging out with friends and family, and working. But what if you struggle to get up in the morning? Are there any steps you can take to transform yourself into a morning person?
1. Hit the Sack Earlier
This one’s a bit harder than it sounds—if you want to give yourself the power to get up earlier each day, then you’re going to need to hit the sack earlier each night. Many of those people who have a hard time getting up in the morning are bona fide “night owls,” meaning they tend to stay up reading, playing video games, or hitting the clubs into the wee hours of the morning. That makes getting up only a few hours later particularly difficult.
Morphing from a night owl to a morning person isn’t impossible—it just takes a willingness to change and some dedication and discipline. Going to bed earlier will be tough at first, but eventually it will become simply a part of your new and better routine.