I always get different answers when I ask people “How many hours of sleep do they really need?” Different people need different hours of sleep. It actually depends mainly on their body structure, their health and their work but on an average we need 7 to 8 hours of sleep.
I normally go to sleep around 10:30 pm and wake up at 5:30 in the morning. Many people get surprise when they hear that I wake up so early in the morning. I reply that they can also get up early. I have just followed simple steps which I have mentioned below. What you really need is discipline and commitment.
Decide your time to wake up before you go to sleep.
Have you ever noticed that many times when you have some urgent work next day morning you get up before your alarm wakes you up. This happens because you have thought of urgency before you go to sleep. Unconsciously you tell your mind to wake you up early.
Our subconscious mind is more powerful just before we go to sleep. You need to tell your mind just before going to sleep at what time you want to get up next day. When we are in sleep we think about getting up early and as a result our mind ring its alarm and you get up early. Our mind is the most powerful alarm in the world. Try this today, tell a specific time you want to get up in the morning and tell it to your mind just before you go to sleep. Do let me know your result.
Do not press snooze in your alarm.
I have had a bad habit of pressing snooze in my alarm for more than 5 times which resulted in laziness. Whenever I had to get up early I used to keep alarm of 30 minutes before time. You might have notice that you feel more sleep after get up and sleep again. You will feel lazier.
Just wake up from bed as soon as your alarm rings. You will feel more active and your laziness will go away. Don’t give your mind a chance to think of sleep instead of that give a thought of excitement for new day. This will help to keep you energetic entire day. As I told you subconscious mind is more powerful before going to sleep and also just after you wake up.
Experience the freshness of morning.
Open the window and take deep breath in the morning. You will feel like you are a free bird flying in the sky. Believe me you won’t get this feeling in any other part of the day. The air is most fresh in the morning. When you take deep breathe you actually intake more of pure oxygen.
Morning gives you new hope, it gives you new excitement and it gives you fresh solutions to your problems because your mind is calm. You might have spent hours on problem at night which you could resolve in minutes in the morning because you are fresh in the morning. Once you get habit of feeling fresh you will never sleep till late, not even on weekends.
Do Workout or Yoga in the morning.
According to me the real meaning of the morning is to get ready for your entire day. You can charge your body through workout or Yoga, whichever inspire you. When you do workout or yoga, your blood circulation improves and all parts of your body get good amount of oxygen.
If you want to lose weight then morning is the best time to do exercise. Make it a habit to exercise daily and you will see the great result. You can either go to gym or you can do it at your home but make sure you don’t lose your interest. You can try different kind of exercises. You can also try Yoga. It gives you peace of mind and healthy body. You can also go to walk. Try to walk either in garden or where you can see greenery. Spend some time with Mother Nature. It will rejuvenate you.
Once you are used to the benefits of above you will never want the laziness again. If you wake up continuously for 21 days then it will become your habit and you won’t even need an alarm. Me and my parent wakes up every day at 6:00 am without any alarm. We have conditioned our mind in such a way that we get up early in the morning. You can use your spare time to get in to any activities you like. Your productivity also increases. Just follow the simple steps mentioned above and you will become an “Early Riser“.