As a child, you probably remember getting up super early but as we get older we stay up later and there is more stress in your life and just becomes so much easier to just hit the snooze button and sleep until noon. If you’re ready to be an early riser then check out the over 50 helpful wake-up tips I’ve uncovered and six of my favorite how to wake up in the morning videos.
One study shows that over half of Americans said they were at their “personal best” between 5 and noon, another study has shown that people that get up earlier in the morning tend to be more optimistic and proactive. Just adding this little change onto your life could make you more efficient, more positive, more optimistic. You’ll be able to get more done in the morning and enjoy the remainder of your day!
So how come sometimes we can find it hard to wake up when we want to even if we have had plenty of sleep? Your not alone, lots of people want to establish their own habits of waking up early as well but they are finding that when the alarm goes off in the morning that it can be difficult to actually get yourself out of bed.
I use to struggled with waking up in the morning for a long time, so I watched a lot of how-to videos about how to wake up. I found some of them quite helpful. Not only did they give me useful tools and tips to use, more importantly, they taught me additional benefits and reasons why that I might not have thought about. They helped me think about what my own reasons are for getting up early.
The wake-up tips in these six tip videos shared below are sure to give you plenty of ideas and methods to start building your own consistent habit of waking up in the morning.
How to Wake Up Better from BuzzFeedBlue
Here’s an entertaining tip and fact-filled video about how to wake up better. “Become the Michael Phelps of rolling out of the hay.”
Tips in this video
- Get 6-8 hours of sleep each night.
- Stick to a sleep schedule.
- Maintain a comfortable sleep environment.
- Eliminate caffeine, alcohol, and video screens before bed.
- Don’t go to bed hungry, full, or thirsty.
- Have your alarm across the room so you have to get up.
- If you drink coffee pre-set it to brew before you wake up.
- Don’t ever hit snooze!
- Once your out of bed, have a glass of water.
- Have goals and a plan for when you wake up, understand and write down clear reasons why you’re waking up early.
How to Wake Up Early & Make it a Habit from CollegeInfoGeeks
Tomas Frank sais Benjamin Franklin is wrong, people are just wired to have different sleep cycles and there are plenty of successful people that go to bed really really late. Frank’s video offers solid ways to build a habit of waking up early. He has mastered the art of waking up early and enjoys getting up at 6am every day, some days at 4:45am!
Tomas’s Four Elements to Habitually Wake Up Early
- Getting adequate sleep (get to bed on time).
- Establish a compelling reason to wake up early (something you’re excited to do in your morning routine).
- Creating an “automatic wake-up response.”
- Getting help from apps and other people.
Apps in this video
- Sleep Cycle Alarm
- Spin Me
- Step out of bed
- Alarm Me
- Bar Code Alarm
- Math Alarm Clock
Ways to Form an Accountability Group
- Friend, co-worker, or family member
- College Info Geek community
- Google Hangouts
Robin Sharma on How to Wake Up Early
This video is fourteen minutes long but it is very good and has help me out a lot. The first three minutes Robin talks about the advantages of getting up early then he gets deep into exactly how to hardwire it in as a habit, win the battle of the bed, & put mind over mattress.
Robin sais that by joining the 5am club, by 6am you will feel so much focus, so much motivation, so much energy, get so inspired, that you’ll get so much done by 7 or 8am that you won’t know what to do with yourself. You will become super productive, you’ll transform your mindset, and become a true achiever.
Why get up at 5am?
- “He who sweats more in training bleeds less in war”. You need this time to train practice and prepare your mind, your body, character, your spirit, so that by the time you walk out into the world you are not being reactive.
- 5-8 is prime time, you have the most willpower, most mental focus, and the most energy.
- If you use these “3 golden hours” and use them well, you will get more done in a day than most people.
- Allows you to become more fit, more conscience, & more productive.
- “Getting up at 5am gives you an enormous psychological edge”.
Robin’s 5AM Club video tips
- It’s all about creating a habit, studies have found it takes 66 days of practice to hard wire a new habit into your neural architecture.
- “Change is hard in the beginning messy in the middle & gorges at the end”.
- Practice getting up at 5am for 66 days.
- Get up at the same time every single day, or 5 days out of the week.
- Build consistency into your mornings with the 20/20/20 rule.
- 5:00 – 5:20 – Exercice, run skip, swim, stretch, get outside.
- 5:20 – 5:40 – Review your plan, daily schedule, & goals.
- 5:40 – 6:00 – Learn, read books, ebooks, listen to audiobooks, watch Ted Talks, inspiring videos, or training videos.
- Have a written 7-day schedule, schedule your morning game plan.
- “The things that you schedule are the things you get done”
- Get a good nights sleep, it’s not the quantity, its the quality.
- Remember not to use your computer or phone in bed before you go to sleep.
- Create a stimulation-free bedroom. Prepare yourself for a rich sleep by allowing, no internet, no tv.
- Put your alarm clock away from your bed.
- Jump out of bed as soon as you get up.
- “Willpower doesn’t really work, rituals work”.
- “Once you create a ritual, then you create the habit”.
How to Wake Up Early Every Day from ChiuTips
Jennifer shares how to get ahead and tackle your day with enthusiasm and happiness with her top 10 tips on how to wake up earlier every day.
Jennifer’s video tips
- Form a habit of falling asleep at the same time every night.
- Look forward to something tomorrow.
- Don’t sleep in, don’t hit snooze, as soon your alarm goes off get up and stay up.
- The bedroom should be for sleep only.
- Embrace the next day with enthusiasm.
- Drink a large glass of filtered water.
- Place your alarm or phone across the room.
- Get exercise tire yourself out.
- Set your alarm 15 minutes early.
- Write your to-do list before bedtime.
Get Your Mornings Started Right with Morning Coach
Jb Glossinger, known as the morning coach, helps people all over the world every single day with his daily 15 minutes coachcast. In this video, JB shares how he gets his morning started and how to add some structure to your mornings.
JB’s tips to start your day off right
- Get up and get moving for 15 – 20 minutes.
- Drink a glass of lemon water.
- Lisen to something positive like MorningCoach.com to get something positive in your mind that is really going to shift the way that you think and the way that you feel.
- Make a smoothie with protein and superfoods.
- Think of things you are grateful for and write them down for 5 minutes.
- Read whatever book is sacred to you for 10-15 minutes.
- Journal, let any emotions out on paper.
- Get organized, what are your sacred 6?
- Eat a healthy wholesome breakfast.
How To Wake Up Early And Not Feel Tired from Matt Cama
People often have a hard time waking up in the morning with energy and feeling well rested. Matt Cama understands how challenging those first waking moments can be.
Matt’s video tips
- Get rid of the story that you are not a morning person.
- Your behavior is always going to match up with the identity that you hold for yourself.
- If you say to yourself “I’m not a morning person” then you are going to live up to that.
- Prepare yourself before you go to bed, how you go to bed influences how you wake up.
- No food 3-4 hour before bed, nutritious food if any.
- Try to wake up without an alarm, set your alarm at least 10 minutes after the time you want to wake up and say to yourself “I now demand my sub conscience mind to wake me up at (time you want to wake up)”.
- Have a morning ritual, drink a tall glass of lemon water, walk around, get outside, motion creates emotion.