Or does the thought of an alarm sounding off at 6am make you want to slam your hand on snooze button?
Mornings are the time when we’re at our most productive.
It’s quiet, uninterrupted time.
Sounds ideal and we probably all know that we really should get up early.
I certainly do that nowadays.
But it wasn’t always this way.
For many years, I was firmly in the "I-hate-mornings" bracket.
So what made the difference for me?
It was book called Mindstore by Jack Black
I got this book at the airport on the way to a holiday in Egypt. I bought it because I had trouble getting to sleep and definitely trouble getting up in the morning.
The chapter on sleep takes you through a series of steps to get you to sleep but also to "program your mind" into waking you up at any time in the morning. I followed the process and by the end of the holiday I had taken a huge step towards sorting my sleep issues.
By using the techniques every night when I got back home, I had once-and-for-all fixed my sleep issues for the rest of my life.
I can now decide in advance the exact time that I want to wake up and even if it's 6:11am I can wake up at exactly that time.
As Jack says in the book, It Only Works (IOW)!
When I combine this with a decent routine, it becomes really easy to wake up early.
Because in order to consistently wake up early and become a morning person, you need a morning routine that you look actually forward to waking up to.
An amazing morning routine. Not just one that seems perfect on the outside, but one that feels good for you will work wonders.
My routine is:
6am - Wake up naturally (No Phones!!) and exercise or walk for 30 minutes
6.30 - 6.40 - Meditation. You can use Headspace for this. Or you can download the Headspace App
6.40 - 7am - Open my Log or Journal for the Day - You can get one here at Amazon
7am - 7.50am - Work on your immediate Goals or your business
7.50am to 8am - Send out emails for the day
By sending out your requests to the world you are taking control of your day and not reacting.
You now have the rest of the day to work on Your Goals.
By doing this consistently your productivity levels will SOAR!
Oh, one final thing - no phone 1 hour before bed and for at least two hours after getting up!