How do you do cockatoo?
For today’s post, I thought I’d share how I manage to wake up early even on weekends. Nothing about this is groundbreaking or something you haven’t heard before. These are the things that work for me and they might work for you too.
Set a reasonable time to wake up and stick to it. I wake up at 5:30 am every single day, even on the weekends. I know that sounds a bit crazy but, since I’ve made it a habit, it has been a lot easier. If I am feeling extra tired, I will sleep in for another 30 minutes. The key is to be consistent.
Perfect Sound and Distance.
Choose the right alarm sound and distance your phone or your clock away from you so you’d have to get out of bed to turn it off. My alarm doesn’t have any sound. I set my phone on vibrate and that’s what wakes me up. I have tried different alarm sounds over the past years and they all woke me up in a bad mood. As for getting myself out of bed, I have a dog. Joey sleeps on the bed with me and by 5:30 am I have to get up and bring him outside to do his business. If I sleep in then he wakes me up. If you can train your pets to do the same then I highly recommend that.
Make Mornings Less Stressful.
One thing I hate about waking up in the morning and getting ready for work is being rushed. I try to fix everything that I can the night before—my clothes, my stuff, etc. With those out of the way, I can just focus on the less stressful things. I usually read before I start getting ready for the day. I also sit with Joey while he has his breakfast. Yes, I sit with my dog. He doesn’t like eating alone.
It’s Not For Everyone.
Remember waking up early is not for everyone. Granted if you have work or school, you probably don’t have a choice and hopefully, this post helps you. If you are a night owl then be it. If you are a morning person then that’s good too. Find a schedule that fits you.
Thank you for reading. Let me know if you are a morning person or night owl in the comment section below.
Sending you a *virtual hug*.