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!

Posted on May 8, 2013, in QUOTES. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.


    Sir that was quiet motivating.But I have tried ‎​several times to keep waking ahead of time to D̶̲̥̅̊Ơ̴̴̴̴͡ something tangible.however,the constraaint I face everyday is POWER OUTAGE which is quiet demoralizing.Gruping about in the dark rily doesn’t help.what will be your advice

    • Thanks for the comment. You have a valid point here with the power outage issue. However, I believe you can reschedule your tasks; you could put in work that would not necessarily require electricity ahead of those that do. You could also make sure that your battery is charged up the day before so that you could have some reserve to do some work on your laptop. Also you could purchase a very powerful and illuminating torchlight which could be a substitute when power fails (and generator isn’t available). Very simple and practical options can be deployed. What is most crucial is that you mustn’t allow superficial circumstances around you to determine your resolve to achieve greatness.

  2. Wow!!! I will definitely try some of this out. But sir what happens in the case of teenagers who usually need at least nine hours of sleep every night to help develop their endocrime system properly? They surely cannot practcie this recommendation effectively…

    • For teens, it is really necessary that they get the needed rest required for their development. They may not need to get up before due time. It is however important that they get enough time to do their work and chores during the day. Make the best of day time. I do not encourage teens to get up early in the morning to do their homework. However, they can get up at a reasonable time to take part in house chores. Teens basically should focus on their education and learning in order to have a fulfilling life ahead of them.

  3. For me, waking up early is no big issue but most of my work and chores are always done later in the day. Except I want to wake up to do some reading. I wake up very early on sunday mornings though, church is by 7am & I must be there before time. That said, I got a lesson from this write-up. I definitly need to get used to waking up early because time will come when 24hrs will seem ”too small” for the day’s activities.

    • Its great you are deciding to make rising early a routine henceforth. In Benjamin Franklin’s words “The early morning has gold in its mouth.”… So much can be achieved if you get a head start. Stay Sharp!

  4. Thanks for all these sir. Thanks for your concern, contribution and enlightenment for the betterment of our lives. Excuse me, what i want to ask does not relate with waking early. Sir, as a matter of fact i’ll need people for some of my goals to become a reality but my problem is, i don’t know how to make friends and persuade people. Please, what can i do to easily persuade and get along with people easily?

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