I Failed | Getting Up Early Warning

I Didn’t Account For This When I Decided To Start Getting Up At 6 Every Morning

It’s been several weeks since I started getting up at 6 am now, and there’s a lot of things I like about it, but unfortunately I FAILED.

Or… Maybe fortunately.

Like the wise one said, “Every failure brings you one step closer to success.”

I will continue to get up at 6 in the morning, but here’s how I failed.

I went on a short vacation, with just my kids, and they were not on the schedule I’m used to, and ended up going to bed later.

Now maybe I could have controlled the situation a little better, but I didn’t, and that’s okay.

I ended up getting up between 6 am and 8 am everyday, and originally I felt bad about not sticking to my strict 6 am time, but now I’m feeling differently.

On vacation, I want to feel good, and part of that means getting enough rest.  If I go to bed later on a vacation, I’m not going to beat myself up about getting up a little later.

So there…. : )

Getting up early still beats sleeping in late.  If you’re staying up late and GETTING Up Late, you may want to SEE 11 Tips To Help You Wake Up Early In The Morning.

Peace!

Waking Up Early In The Morning ~ Thoughts After 3 Weeks

Are You TIRED Of Sleeping In Late?

If you are ready to start getting up in early in the morning, I’m here to help.

I can’t say it’s easy, but I’ve been getting up at 6 am for 3 weeks now, and I’m going to share what’s helped me to get up in the morning with YOU.

If you’d rather skip the video, I’ll give you the short solution to getting up earlier now.

A few weeks back I gave 11 tips to help you get out of bed in a post about this subject, and you can read that HERE!

The best advice I have to help you get up is…

Number 1 – Tell someone you respect and you keep commitments to that you are going to get up at a specific time.  This is what’s helped me get up on the tougher days.

Number 2 – Set an alarm and put it outside of your room.  Having to get up to turn it off will help you to STAY Up.

Number 3 – Give yourself 1 day per week to sleep a little, NOT a Lot, longer.  I’ve been sleeping until 8 on Sundays, and it takes the pressure off to know I can sleep a little longer 1 day if I feel like it.

The above 3 Tips have proven to be the most important for me in getting up early in the morning.

If you start there, you’ll make adjustments to make it easier if you’re struggling.  For example, if you’re staying up late, and it’s making it difficult to get up, as long as you’ve made a commitment to someone else that you’re going to get up, you’ll eventually get tired of feeling Tired, and go to sleep a little earlier.

For me, I’ve decided to cut back my tea intake.  I’m hoping that will help me to FEEL like going to bed earlier.  I’ll let you know how that’s working out sometime soon, and post a link below.

For now, I wish you success waking up earlier in the morning.  Peace : )

11 Tips To Help You Wake Up Early In The Morning

Okay, So You Have Trouble Getting Up In The Morning!

Today, my intention is to help you get out of the bed early, and help myself too.

You’ll understand what I mean when you get to tip number 7!

Bottom line is, you want to make the change to getting up early, and now’s the time to do it.

Below are some tips of my own, and some I’ve heard from others for waking up early. I hope they help you to wake up in the morning and hopefully stay healthy too.

1 Have a good reason why?

2 Don’t think about anything before you get out of bed, just get out, so you don’t have a chance to change your mind.

3 Go to bed at the same time every night.

4 Use an alarm. muchelleb recommends the app Alarm Clock Plus, it makes you do math problems in order to shut the alarm off. That might be helpful for you, but it could be good enough to put your alarm outside of your room so you have to get out of bed to shut it off.

5 Have a reward to look forward to in the morning for getting up. A Tea, Coffee, Special Smoothie; something that motivates you to get up.

6 Wake up at the same time every morning. Have an exception day if you want, but don’t wake up to much later, or you might throw your body clock off.

7 Tell someone you are going to get up in the morning at a certain time, so you have some accountability. This is my favorite one, and it’s part of the reason I shared this video with you. I want to get up earlier, and telling you will keep me accountable.

8 Have a morning routine. Create a morning routine that you like, or that makes your life better. This will give you even more incentive to get out of bed.

9 Don’t exercise close to bed time. You won’t get a restful sleep with all those endorphins stimulating your mind.

10 Don’t sleep in on the weekend; At least not too long. It throws off you cycle.

Before getting to Tip 11 let’s look at why it might be difficult for you to get up in the morning.

Sleep Inertia – resistance to waking up

is a physiological state characterized by a decline in motor dexterity and a subjective feeling of grogginess immediately following an abrupt awakening. The impaired alertness may interfere with the ability to perform mental or physical tasks.” Wikipedia

11 Consider timing your sleep cycles and waking up at the end of one.

A sleep cycle is 90 minutes long.

It takes about 14 minutes on average to fall asleep after lying down, so set your alarm for 14 minutes plus however many 90 minute cycles you want to sleep for.

5 x 90 minute cycles gives you 7.5 hours of sleep, and about 7 hours 45 minutes in bed with the 14 minutes added for time to fall asleep. For this cycle you’d go to sleep at 10:16 PM if you wanted to wake up at 6 AM or 8:46 for 6 x 90 minute cycles or 9 hours of sleep, to wake up at the same time.

I hope these tips help you to get up early in the morning, and keep doing it.

Sweet Dreams. : )