How to wake up earlier in three steps

Are you a night owl? Do you look at those people who wake up early in the morning full of energy and wish you could be like them? Well you’re not alone.

You see, lots of people just like you wish they could jump out of bed already focused on their day. But is waking up the only problem? Probably not. The real issue is wanting to wake up.

So how can we make a change starting right now? Let’s get down to it.


  1. Make a gradual change in your wake up time. Your body naturally fights change, and this is really a good thing when it comes down to it. In this case however, it can seem like something that holds you back.

So let’s just say you normally wake up around 10:30am like I usually do. (Late, right?) Well then, the thing to do would be to slowly dial it back, maybe in thirty minute intervals per day. Or even less, if you think it’s the right thing for you. Once that is done, you can dial it back yet again.


2. Be consistent. It doesn’t matter what your brain may tell you, “ahh, it’s my day off,” or “it’s the freakin weekend!.” Your body doesn’t know the difference, and doing anything other than maintaining your sleep schedule will just throw your body back off track causing it to revert to its comfort zone. 

And that’s exactly what we’re trying to fight here, right? After all, the stair steps to success are paved with little pebbles of discomfort. Just ask successful business people like Warren Buffet, you can’t make your millions by laying around on the couch all day eating Pringles and watching reruns of Friends.


3. Write down your wake up time. This really gets into semantics, and perhaps more importantly the power of the subconscious mind when you read and especially write something. This aids your memory as well, and has been documented to do so with research that proves it.

So at this point, you’re not only memorizing your wake up time, you’re also synchronizing your brain, subconscious and your body at the same time. Very powerful stuff. This can be compared to taking notes in a class or using flash cards to memorize short passages of text.


So that’s it for today! Make notes of these three things and get back with me tomorrow. Don’t delay! Now is the time to start, right now!

Let’s do this, you know you can.


My name is Drew Anderson and I'm a manager at an accounting firm. I don't really see this as being my dream career, so I always look for ways to improve my life and find newer, more exciting opportunities.