It’s been said many times, everyone from Oprah to life coach Tony Robbins that if you’re looking to make big changes in your life, in particular, your career, changing the time your alarm goes off could be the difference between you cancelling your much-needed haircut and debating whether your amazon prime subscription is really necessary; to booking that dream, completely guilt-free getaway to the Maldives and living yo’ best life. Here at Truly, we’ve put together some of our top tips so you can go from night owl to early bird!
Truly Top Tips
Creating a consistent morning ritual where you get up at the same time everyday can help cement this new lifestyle habit. Self-made billionaire Richard Branson wrote;
“I have always been an early riser. Like keeping a positive outlook, or keeping fit, waking up early is a habit, which you must work on to maintain. Over my 50 years in business I have learned that if I rise early I can achieve so much more in a day, and therefore in life.”
Start with small changes
To create lasting long-term effects, start with setting your alarm 15 minutes earlier, after a week or so increase to 30 minutes, and so on until you’re waking up at your ideal time.
Plan your morning
Plan your morning the night before. Making sure you know exactly what you plan to do as soon as you wake up and have your things ready.
If your morning routine comprises of exercise, have your trainers and workout clothes at the ready so you can get up and go. If you plan on meditating, consider buying a cushion and have an exact spot where you go sit.
Keep it simple
Don’t overwhelm yourself with an unrealistic long list of tasks, otherwise you’re more than likely to hit your snooze button and avoid getting out of bed.
Before you go to sleep, visualise yourself getting out of bed early feeling energised and refreshed. Picture yourself going through the day completing all your tasks with ease, and confidently handling whatever comes your way.
Have a bath
It’s the simple changes in life which can make a big difference. Having a relaxing bath before bed will aid in making sure your body rests and recovers from the busy day you’ve had and ready for the day you’re about to wake up to. P.s why not try our Night bath powder? It’s one of our favourites for a truly relaxing snooze.
Once you get in the habit of getting up early, it will no longer feel tough. You may feel more energised and optimistic about life when regularly exercising, meditating, and tackling some projects before your day at work starts. You’ll achieve more, feel better, and become an actual morning person much to your partners or housemates dismay (FYI – no one likes an enthusiastically cheerful person pre-8am).
Yet, this lifestyle does require discipline and getting to bed early, which means choosing early nights instead of to the pub to socialise with your friends. And, let’s be honest, after a long day/week/month at work, the latter is far more tempting. What’s more, once you’re out of a routine, sticking with it is seemingly difficult.
If you’re ready to make changes in your life, why not start with something simple like adjusting the time of your alarm? It could be time to stop hitting the snooze button on your life and time to make the most of the golden hour. You can use this sacred hour to keep your mind and body in shape and become the best version of yourself. At Truly, it’s something we’re still working on!