Waking Up in the Dark…
Waking up when it’s still dark outside is not easy, and for most people not very pleasent…
Many people wake up when it’s still dark. You may have to wake up before sunrise, because you start working early. In fact, in some places on the globe it’s dark most of the day…
So what do you do?
First, make sure you really have to wake up in the dark…
A few subscribers contacted me and told me something like:
“I wake up at 5:00, and can’t resist going back to bed until 7:00. Help!”
Well, first I thought I should tell them how to motivate themselves to stay out of bed and how to increase their energy level as soon as they wake up. But then I thought: wait a minute…
Why do people have to wake up so early? If you go back to sleep until 7:00 anyway, maybe you don’t really have to wake up at 5:00. Why don’t you go to sleep 2 hours later, and wake up at 7:00?
1. You’ll get 2 extra waking hours to use as you please.
2. If you succeed, meaning you stop oversleeping, you’ll prevent yourself from failing- which weakens you and may causes a chain reaction…(No need to explain, I hope).
3. You’ll wake up when (hopefully) there’s light outside, and it’s also a bit warmer. It’s obviously much easier and more pleasant way to start your day.
Now I know it doesn’t apply to everyone, but that’s just one option.
Which reminds me – DO get out of bed! Even of you don’t like “the distant alarm clock” method, don’t try to just keep your eyes open in the dark until you are ready to get up. At least SIT up.
Of course there are the more obvious solutions, starting with moving your body, stretching, taking a shower, eating and drinking, turning on the radio and so on.
Just plan your actions in advance, and picture yourself carrying them out as soon as you wake up, no matter how you feel and without thinking.
There’s one more option. It will cost you some money, but I think it’s worth the investment. Get yourself a Sunrise Alarm Clock. You can get one at Dream Essentials. (Find it under “Sleep Essentials”.