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Love the morning: tips on how to get up early

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Sleep (lat. Somnus) is a natural physiological state characterized by a reduced reaction to the surrounding world, inherent in mammals, birds, fish and some other animals, including insects (for example, fruit flies).

Becoming a morning person will not be easy if you are accustomed to sleep longer, and then rush to work or on your daily business. A little planning and understanding of the benefits of an early climb - and you can turn from a dormouse into a lark, competently using pre-dawn hours! Another way is to go to bed early. It will be easy to do, if some time to practice.

Many people would like to rebuild their schedule to get up earlier. Someone has a project for which there simply is not enough time after work. Someone just wants to read a book in a relaxed atmosphere. However, to make such a habit is not easy. Blogger Sara Peterson shared her tips on how to do this in her column for Fast Company.

So simple that you can’t say no.

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Setting the alarm for an earlier time does not guarantee that you wake up. In the end, the "delay" button can be pressed indefinitely. What to do in this case? The expert advises to start with a very small step - to set the alarm just one minute earlier every day. In three weeks (taking into account only working days) you will be up 15 minutes earlier, and you will not even notice it. You made the process so simple that it was impossible to say no.

Yes, to achieve the goal, for example, to get up 2 hours earlier, you will have to wait a few months, but it is better than to abandon such plans at all.

Arrange for early meetings

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Make early appointments with other people who get up as early as you do. This, first, will add a sense of responsibility. Secondly, your body is more likely to wake up by itself if you have something planned. Remember how you wake up a few minutes before the alarm, when you have an important task assigned to you.

So not only an alarm clock, but also morning meetings will be an additional push to wake up.

Create a comfortable waking atmosphere

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Things that surround you in the morning also matter. For example, you are more likely to play sports if sportswear is prepared in advance. Leave the alarm where you can not reach it and just need to get up to turn it off. If there is such a function, put the coffee maker on a timer so that the coffee is ready for your rise, etc. Think about what “improvements” are right for you.

Find the specific reason for the failure.

You tried to get up early, but nothing worked? Try to establish exactly what steps towards this goal you could not implement. For example, you set the alarm at an earlier time, but you constantly put off lifting. Perhaps you are trying to get up much earlier and do not allow the body to gradually get used. Or you just don't get enough sleep going to bed too late.

Think not only about the big, but also about the small problems. If it is, for example, a banal cold that does not allow you to crawl out from under the blanket, put a warm robe next to it in order to immediately dive into it.

Find a reason that you will like

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Determine why you want to get up early. At the same time, it is important to find positive motivation. If you plan to get up to run, but at the same time you absolutely do not like running, most likely you will not be able to follow such a schedule for a long time. Why not reformat your day? Plan for the morning what you truly love and what inspires you.

Mark progress

Another way to support motivation is a simple calendar. Hang a calendar in the room and tick when you get up early. A few weeks crossed out will push you to prevent gaps in the calendar in the future.

Tune in to the fact that you are "morning man"

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Samonastroy is another important factor. The conviction that you are a night owl and that for the morning rises you need to overcome yourself will negatively affect your plans. Try to simply abandon this mantra. Perhaps you only need more time to get used to the new graphics, and you will feel quite comfortable.

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