Some of the most successful people in the world claim waking up early is the secret to their success.
In fact, a whopping 90% of executives wake up before 6AM on weekdays.
For example, did you know Apple CEO Tim Cook wakes up at 3:45 every morning to make sure he gets his exercise out of the way, has time to check his emails and grab a coffee. Another person who wakes up super early? Starbucks executive Howard Schultz—he gets up at 4:30 a.m. to walk his dogs and exercise.
More celebrity examples who start their day early
Many more like Virgin’s Richard Branson, Gary Vaynerchuck and Warren Buffet have been said to start their day quite early as well. Oprah Winfrey, one of the most successful people on the plant, managest to wake up naturally.
Extra hours each day
Imagine what you could do with an extra few hours in the morning. Would you start a workout routine? Finally get your side hustle moving? Maybe you’d use it to meditate and start your day relaxed and focused. Either way, you’re sure to come out on top if you have a few early morning hours to yourself.
Your circadian rhythm
There are a few ways you can teach yourself to get up early. One way to do this is to wake up efficiently. Make sure your body knows that it’s time to get up and train your circadian rhythm to wake up at a certain time each day. One rule of thumb—make sure you expose yourself to sunlight right away. If you can see the light poking through your window, you’re sure to spring right out of bed.
Don’t hit the snooze button
Another great trick? Avoid hitting the ‘snooze’ button. This only confuses your brain and makes it more difficult to wake up in the future. Once you get up and moving be sure to make the bed… it gets you mentally ready to have the most productive day possible.
If you’re still having trouble, try drinking some coffee or orange juice. Did you know the bright color and natural sugars in OJ give you a rush that stimulates concentration and increases energy? You can even try aromatherapy! Smells like peppermint and citrus have been known to be energizing.
These are just a few tricks Casper covers in their article about how to become an early riser. Check out the below visual to get several different methods you can use every day in your life to ensure you become the early riser you always knew you could be!
This infographic was created by Casper.