There simply aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything you need to. Even the best of us have tried to jam pack our schedules, but that often leaves us feeling stressed. The best tip we could ever give you is to wake up earlier than anyone else you live with. It allows a couple hours of uninterrupted focus, silence, and a peaceful atmosphere as the sun rises and birds sing. Whether you work from home, are a student, or never have time to make working out a priority, waking up earlier will solve the problem of not having enough time to get tasks done.
Getting 8 hours on average of sleep a night is crucial to being able to function during the day. So, waking up earlier also means going to bed earlier. This is a transition that can happen over a couple days or weeks. Start by waking up 15 minutes earlier; that night, go to bed 30 minutes earlier. The next morning, wake up 30 minutes earlier; that night go to bed 45 minutes earlier. And,so on and so forth. As you progressively go to bed and wake up earlier, you will become less tired during the day. Your body will adjust to the routine andwaking up earlier will energize you for the day.
Before you go to bed, put away all electronics and distracting screens. The LED light in phone and computer screens prevents your body from producing melatonin, a hormone our body produces to start the sleep process. So, put away the screens and crack open anold-fashioned paper book. Oh, and leave your phone on the opposite side of the room so that you physically must get out of bed to turn off the alarm.
When your alarm goes off in the morning, make sure you set a backup alarm 5 minutes after the first one. The first alarm will jolt your mind awake, the second will cause your body to stir and wake up. If that doesn’t work for you, use an alarm app that combines the sound with a math equation. That annoying alarm sound won’t turn off until you get the math problem correct.
Waking up earlier can add precious time to your day to get things done. We all have goals to achieve and busy lives to maintain, adding a couple extra hours to work on them can only help!