In the age of social media, life is more distracting than ever. There’s always an email that needs our attention, or a group chat “emergency”.
When trying to get important stuff done, the last thing you need is your phone going off every 5 minutes.
Of course, it’s completely fine to turn off your phone. But you can’t always turn off your mind.
What if my kids need me? What if a potential client is trying to book a consult? The list goes on.
If that sounds like you, waking up at 4 AM may be your secret weapon.
1) There are little to no distractions – It’s very unlikely anyone will text or email.
2) You have the peace of mind that your family is sound asleep.
3) There’s no breaking news on social media to distract you.
So, at this point, you may be thinking to yourself, “Okay, I’m ready to get started, I just don’t think I have it in me.”
Oh, but you do.
Yes, with most goals starting slow and steady is the best move, but not when it comes to waking up early.
Our body thrives on routine. Waking up at 4 AM one day, and 7 AM the next, can mess with your body clock and do more harm than good. The first few days or even weeks will be an adjustment. But you’ve got this.
Go to Bed Early
You know yourself best. Depending on your age and lifestyle, you should aim for 6 – 8 hours of sleep a night.
If you’re ready to start waking up earlier, going to bed at midnight must become a thing of the past.
Have a Reason to Wake Up
This may feel self-explanatory, but it’s very important.
What stops you from hitting the snooze button? What are you determined to get done today? That’s your reason.