Tips on waking up early
1. Go to bed early
This may seem self explanatory but if you go to bed at midnight and want to get up at 5, it is way less likely that you will get up. You know yourself and how much sleep you need, so make sure you account for that when you’re planning on getting up earlier! As a standard goes, most people need 7-8 hours of sleep to be able to function well.
2. Lay your clothes out ready
Make thinking the last thing you have to do. Have your clothes ready so you can just put them on and go! The more you have to think about it, the more time it’ll take you to get out the door and the less likely you are to get out of bed in the first place. So be prepared, lay your clothes out.
3. Prepare for your day the night before
Worried that if you do your workout you won’t be able to make your lunch, pack your bag or eat breakfast? Prepare it the night before! Almost everything can be done the night before. This will also mean you don’t have to get out of bed as early which I’m sure is an added incentive!
4. Place your alarm away from your bed
Placing your alarm on the other side of the room means you have to get out of bed to stop it. You won’t let it continue to sing it’s little song for very long I’m sure. You’ll get up and shut it off! Then you’re out of bed anyway so why not make the most of it and exercise.
5. Bring your pet
Pets love to exercise (especially dogs… probably not cats…) so why not take them with you. Dogs especially can make us feel more safe if the sun hasn’t quite come up yet too so why not bring them along and you can start off both of your days right!
6. Book a Training Session
Booking in a Group Fitness or Personal Training session is a great way to make sure you get out of bed and go. Knowing that someone is expecting you to show up is a great motivator! Group Sessions & Personal Training is a great way to get the most out of the time you have too.
7. Think about your goals
When you wake up, working out may seem like way too big of a task. Think about where you are and where you want to be! If you consider why you’re going to get up and do a workout, you’re more likely to do one. Having a list of your goals by your bed is also a great idea, then when your foggy sleep brain is trying to make you forget them you can be reminded!
Until next time,