To make this work, you have to develop a good routine. The first part of this is figuring out how much sleep you need. Remember, we are supposed to be able to function after 8 hours of sleep per night. Some people may need more while others may need less.

Try to develop a routine for yourself and wake up at the same time every day and wake up for a purpose! Maybe you like to workout in the morning before work or have some alone time before your family wakes up!

Here are a few more tips to get your started:

Drink water when you wake up

Before going to bed, fill a container with water to drink when you first wake up. You have been asleep for hopefully 8 hours, and by this point your body and your brain are dehydrated. Since the water has been in a container overnight, it will not be ice cold (unless you sleep in a really freezing room), but it will be cold enough to wake you up.

Doing this as your first step when you awake will slowly start to wake up your brain making it easier to get out of bed and get your day started. Whether you are working out, using the time to complete household chores, or preparing your morning breakfast.

Find an alarm that works for you

Do you need something loud and vibrant to get you up and going in the morning or do you prefer easing into the day? Find an alarm that works for you and find a sound that will get you up!

Sometimes setting your alarm across the room encourages you to get out of bed to turn it off so you are awake and ready to go!


Before you go to bed plan for the next day. Planning enables you to breeze through your morning routine and ease into the day.

When you plan ahead, you allow more time in the morning to accomplish the necessary tasks before going to work. If you take your lunch to work, pack it the night before. If you go to the gym in the evenings after work, pack your gym bag and leave it by the front door.

Having a blueprint for your mornings enables you to have a more peaceful time instead of frantic days of running around.

Do not think about it, just do it

The first time your alarm goes off early, your brain will tell you that you should not get up.

It goes a little something like this “my alarm is technically 30 minutes early, which means I can sleep another 30 minutes.”


“10 more minutes and I’ll get up.”

What happens when you take the 30 minutes to sleep in or the extra 10 minutes? The more time you take, the longer you end up sleeping, and in some cases, oversleeping.

When the alarm goes off, stop the alarm, have a drink of water (see above) and head straight to the bathroom to wash your face and start your day.

Doing this will create a good habit, and the more you follow a routine, the sooner your body gets used to it.