21 Tips To Wake Up Early

Za one koji kao ja imaju problem s ranim buđenjima, evo nešto korisno za pročitati, a možda pomogne i u praksi:

1. Create a compelling reason to wake up early. 
Almost all attempts to wake up early fail because there isn’t a strong enough reason driving this habit change.  If you really want to wake up early, you need to first have a strong reason on why you want to do it.

2. Cut out the stimulants that affect your sleep schedule, namely caffeine and alcohol. 
These mess around with your sleep and quality of your sleep, which subsequently affects your waking time.

3. Make a transition.
If you always wake up at 10~11am, it isn’t too realistic to expect that you will immediately wake up at 5am the next day. Start off by improving your waking time by 15~30min every day until you reach your goal.

4. Create a reward for accomplishing this goal. 
A reward creates additional motivation. (Though if you satisfy #1 and have a compelling enough reason to wake up early, a reward wouldn’t be necessary.)

5. Place your goal in a prominent spot.
If you have a notice board, you can put up your goal on the board. Other options are to stick it up on a post-it note in front of your computer or set it as your wallpaper.

6. Create accountability to others.
Share your goal with friends/family/acquaintances. This creates accountability on your end to wake up early.

7 Plan a non-negotiable agenda for the next day. 
This agenda should start right from the point you are supposed to wake up right till your day ends. If you don’t wake up, you will mess up your schedule for the day and end up with a backlog of work at the end.

8. Create urgency # 1. 
Set up extremely important and urgent tasks as the first items of the day so you have to wake up and finish them.

9. Create urgency # 2. 
Fix an appointment with someone early in the morning. It should be with someone really important whom you cannot cancel on or there will be dire consequences. 
However, if you have a chronic disability to wake up early, please try other methods first. You don’t want to risk ruining your reputation and your relationship with the person if you end up oversleeping. There were times when I overslept for appointments and it would be tricky to deal with the situation each time. 

10. Get a morning call service. 
Some services are: iPing and Wake Up Land. Or you can ask someone whom you know will be awake at that time to call you.

11. Work on the goal with someone else. 
If you have a friend who wants to wake up early too, this will help generate more motivation to wake up early.

12. Sleep earlier. 
Be realistic – if you target to wake up at 5am, don’t turn in at only 1am or 2am the night before expecting to be successful in waking up on time. You are more than likely going to crash in your goal. 

13. Set your alarm clock (with the correct time). 
If you are trying to get into a new sleeping routine, an alarm clock is going to be essential in the first few weeks. Once you get into the hang of it, you will likely start waking up automatically at around the same time every day without it.

14. Set multiple alarm clocks (3-5) at the same or different times (5 minutes apart from each other). 
If you are a heavy sleeper, this is a tip for you.

15. Put your alarm clock(s) really far (but still audible) such that you need to get off your bed to reach it. 
Of course, don’t go back to bed after you turn it off!

16. Switch your alarm to your favorite music (most mobile phones today have this function).
What better way to wake up to a new day than to listen to your favorite song? By the time the music finishes playing, you will be more awake and ready to get up.

17. Before you sleep, mentally recite the time you want to wake up
Our subconscious works in its own mysterious ways.

18. Set your alarm clock 5 minutes earlier than your designated time. 
When it rings, put it on snooze, and spend the next 5 minutes mentally preparing yourself for the day ahead. The next time the alarm rings, get off the bed. 

19. Get out of the bed immediately once you hear the alarm. 
You all know how it feels in the morning when you wake up – the voice in your head is just coaxing you to go to sleep every morning despite your best intents to want to wake up. Instead of giving it the chance to speak, haul yourself out of your bed the second the alarm rings. While you may feel like lead for the first 5~10 minutes, the sleepiness starts wearing off beyond that. Before you know it, you will be awake and ready to start the day.

20. Establish it as a daily habit. 
Make it a daily habit. It’s much easier to maintain a daily habit than one that’s only 5 days a week. If you keep having to balance around different timing schedules on weekdays and weekends, your body clock has to constantly adjust and it makes your task much harder.

21. Load up a full combination of the tips above. 
Combine as many of the tips to drive up your chances of success! Also known as the military tactic of ‘overwhelming force’ where you overinvest your resources to ensure the certainty of success.

Meni pomažu, ovisno od dana: 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17 (vrlo čudno, ali ako cijelo veče mantram u sebi da jednostavno moram ustati ujutro tad i tad, zna se desiti da se probudim u isti momenat, ili malo prije alarma), 18 i 20.

Najmrža sam samoj sebi kad koristim snooze tipkicu na mobitelu. Niti se nešto više naspavam na osnovu toga, niti odmorim, niti se lakše natjeram da ustanem, zapravo me to sve zajedno toliko izmuči, ali konstantno i dalje to sebi radim. Svakog jutra kad ranije ustajem... snooze, samo još jednom - snooze, još jednom...




p.s. Valjda novi dizajn nije prešaren. Žalite se ako jeste. 

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  1. Nije prešaren ali me iznenadio dizajn, nije mi nalik na tebe nekako :D

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    1. Što ne? ;D
      Ja sam tip koji voli drastične promjene odjednom, pogotovo na dizajnu bloga. :D

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    2. Ne mislim na boje nego na duh i emocije... nekako mi odišeš odmjerenošću i mirnoćom, a ovo mi baš psihodelično :D

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    3. U meni živi grupa karakterno različitih ljudi. Neki su odmjereni i mirni, neki su daleko od toga. :D

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  2. Meni se dizajn baš dviđa :)

    Inače sve je ovo super i za 5, al ja ne mogu i ne mogu :D I ne znam što mi je, prije sam se mogla dić kad sam htjela, u zadnje vrijeme me ništa ne može izvuć iz kreveta. Imam dogovor u gradu u 10, ja ću ubit budilicu i spavat do 20 do 10 i onda stić samo zube oprat.

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    1. Nisam ja mogla nikad. I imam osjećaj nikada tu naviku neću steći.
      Ja kad dobro kasnim, tj. još sam u kući, a trebala sam izaći prije 20 minuta, pola posla u liftu radim. Šminkanje pogotovo. :D

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  3. Uf, meni je ovaj semestar raspored ubitačan, i ja se još uvijek nisam privikla na rano ustajanje. U biti, najvažnije mi je da rano legnem. I to je to. A to se baš ne dešava često. I ne znam ko izmisli snuz -.-.

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    1. Snooze je izmislio neki bijednik/sadista. Nema drugog objašnjenja. :D

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  4. Jao, kako veseo dizajn. Evo razbudih se ja kako ugledah sve ove boje. :))

    Snooze će nas koštati mnogo puta, mene već jeste. Najbolje je koristit klasični budilnik, izbaciti mobitel kad se radi o alarmu. Ako je daleko od kreveta, kad se "zadere" morat ćeš ustati da ga ugasiš. Tako svako jutro i eto ti navike.

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    1. Zato sam i promjenila dizajn. Nema više zimskog prenemaganja. Sad smo šajni hepi pipl. :D

      Rado bih ja sebi nabavila budilnik, ali kad čujem ono tututututu, dođe mi da mozak sebi prospem odmah na sabahu. Ne znam što se ne može pronaći neki budilnik s mogućnošću promjene zvuka...

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