YOUTH & SINGLES “Smooth 98.1”
This is YOUTH & SINGLES here on Smooth 98.1. I want to make the effort to convince the young people of 2013 to make a habit of rising early. I’ve noticed that a lot of young people don’t understand the science of going to bed early and rising up early; and using the energy generated and saved within that practice to fire their day. I start my day every day at 5am regardless of when I go to bed. I try to ensure I do at least 5hrs of sleep every day. I have a renewing morning ritual, and I’ve gotten so much done before 8 a.m. And by the time everyone else gets in to work, I’ve already gotten a head start. This is a very healthy scientific practice, and here are a few tips to help you make waking up early a routine.
1. Settle A Goal Time That Works For You. It may be 4am or 5am or whenever, but set a goal time. However, don’t make drastic changes. Commitment to change is what’s most important. So, start slowly by waking just 15-30 minutes earlier than usual. Get used to this for a few days. Then cut back another 15 minutes. Do this gradually until you get to your goal time.
2. Allow Yourself To Sleep Earlier. You might be used to staying up late, perhaps watching TV or surfing the Internet. But if you continue this habit, while trying to get up earlier, sooner or later one is going to give. I suggest going to bed earlier, even if you don’t think you’ll sleep, and read while in bed.
3. Put Your Alarm Clock Far From Your Bed. If its right next to your bed, you’ll shut it off or hit snooze. Never hit snooze. If it’s far from your bed, you have to get up out of bed to shut it off. By then, you’re up. Now you just have to stay up.
4. Go Out Of The Bedroom As Soon As You Shut Off The Alarm. Don’t allow yourself to rationalize going back to bed. Just force yourself to go out of the room. My habit is to stumble into the bathroom and go pee. By the time I’ve done that, and flushed the toilet and washed my hands, wash my face and looked at my fat lips in the mirror, I’m awake enough to face the day.
5. Set Something To Do Early In The Morning That’s Important. This reason will motivate you to get up. I like to write in the morning, so that’s my reason. Also, when I’m done with that, I like to read all of your comments from the blog, facebook, twitter and all!
6. Make Waking Up Early A Reward. Yes, it might seem at first that you’re forcing yourself to do something hard, but if you make it pleasurable, soon you will look forward to waking up early. A good reward is to make a hot cup of coffee or tea and read a book. Find something that’s pleasurable for you.
7. Take Advantage Of All That Extra Time. Don’t wake up an hour or two early just to waste that extra time. Get a jump start on your day! Whatever you do at that time, focus critically on creating your TO DO list for the day. You’ll soon notice that by the time 6:30am rolls around, you’ve done more than many people do the entire day.
Ask me any question followong from the routine I recommended above, or share your experiences there from with me. I’ll be glad to respond to you and a greater community will learn a thing or two from your experiences. Please, Stay Sharp! Go!