Many don’t know how waking up early can jump start your day, help you get more done, and give you a sense of accomplishment.
This is Day 1 of our 31 Ways to Get More Done series. To read all the posts in order, visit the introduction post to see the outline for the whole series.
Waking up earlier is a great way to get more done. Waking up early gives you a jump on the day. The house is quiet and you can get your priorities done before everyone else’s necessities become your priorities.
How to Wake Up Early
Go to bed earlier. If you want to wake an hour earlier, you need to go to bed an hour earlier. You may want to start at 15, 20, or 30 minutes first to give it a trial run.
Make it a habit. Set a goal of waking earlier for 21-30 days to form the habit. After enough practice, it will become part of your natural rhythm.
Prep the night before. Get everything you’ll need for tomorrow ready tonight. Planning the night before will make your morning go much smoother, quicker, and happier.
What Might You Want to Do When You Wake Up Early?
We all know that whatever you plan to do is what usually gets done.
- Read the Bible
- Work on a project
- Enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee while you read the newspaper
It will recharge and refresh you, when you get to choose how the first moments of your day are spent. It has always seemed to set the tone for my day. If I am late to the first place I go each day, then I will be late everywhere else that day, and it immediately puts a dark cloud over my day.
It stands to reason that if I can control how I start my day, then it’s bound to flow better.
Additional Resources on How to Wake Up Early (affiliate links):
- The Early To Rise Experience: Learn To Rise Early in 30 Days
- What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings–and Life
- 4:00 A.M. Productivity Argument.
Other Ways Mom Can Take Care of Herself:
- 4 Ways to Take Care of Yourself First
- Take Some ‘Me Time’ without Sacrificing ‘Mom’ Time
- Shortcuts to Finding Time for Yourself
Original Photo Credit via Creative Commons License Susanne Nilsson
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