My Trick to Waking Up Early

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Check in – Week 2 of 2022

This week has been absolutely amazing. I have been waking up early, hitting the gym, and practicing intentional eating habits. I feel like I’m just radiating positive energy and motivation. My intention for 2022 is to develop consistency in all areas of my life. Now I know that sounds intimidating but it doesn’t have to be. I think we tend to get so overwhelmed at the thought of trying to accomplish so many things that we forget that we have time!

We’re currently entering the third week of January. We still have an entire year to work on our goals. So why not section them out? Pick one thing to focus on right now and once you’ve felt like you successfully mastered it or can even just maintain it without any issue then move forward to the next. For me, right now, in this moment, I’m working on building consistency in the gym and with my nutrition.

I’ve been holding myself accountable by checking in on my Instagram story each time I’m at the gym. I’m not going to lie it’s been working for me. However I have noticed one common theme every time I post to my story. Everyone wants to know how I’m able to get up so early!

Now I haven’t always been a morning person. I remember back in the day when I would roll out of bed at 8:30 am and make it to work by 9 am. It became more harmful than convenient. So I decided to incorporate a morning routine into my day and I never looked back. As I became more consistent with my morning routine I realized that the beginning of my day is when I’m the most productive.

You don’t need to wake up at 4am to be a morning person but if you’re someone who can’t seem to master waking up early I hope you find this post helpful. Here are a couple of tips that make waking up early easier for me.

Tips to Help You Wake Up Early

  • Identify your bedtime and stick with it. I typically go to bed at 9:30pm each night and wake up at 4am every morning. I’ve found that this is my sweet spot. Now this will be trial and error for you but try out different time frames. Things to keep an eye out for your energy levels throughout the day, how you feel in the morning, etc.
  • Stop scrolling 2 hours before bed. This tip has done wonders for not only my mental health but my quality of sleep. When you’re continuously scroll you’re not giving your brain a chance to wind down. Putting your phone down before bed will help you doze off at your designated bedtime.
  • Try melatonin or a natural sleep aid. This option is more for the people who have issues falling asleep. I’ve been taking melatonin before bed every night for the last 2 years and it’s been an absolute game changer for me.
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