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I really want to get up early every day and manage to do a lot of things. While my motivation is really high during the day, in the morning I forget everything and will do everything just for few more moment of sleep. I can snooze for hours and get up only when it's really late and then I dislike that I slept so much.

How can I remember and use my high motivation during the day also in the morning and get up when I set the alarm and not after hours of snoozing...?

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marked as duplicate by Raystafarian, AsheeshR, Rory Alsop Mar 20 '14 at 10:58

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Practise going to bed and getting up at same hours until it becomes a habit, sleep well and long enough and don't rush it as your biological clock needs time to adjust.

I know that motivation can help a lot but even biggest zealots would have trouble running before they learn how to walk. Getting up early is more difficult than staying up late.

  1. Start with slowly going to bed and getting up half an hour earlier
  2. Make your morning routine a habit
    • don't use snooze
    • don't stay in bed
    • wake yourself fully - exercise or take a shower
  3. Repeats points 1. and 2. until you can achieve perfect getting up time
  4. Move your getting to bed time if you want/need to

The idea is to take advantage from biological clock, getting up habit and enough sleeping time. First one needs quite a lot of time to adjust but it will be your strongest ally. It can wake you early and feeling fresh even if you haven't got enough sleep if you. Morning routine is a bit easier to control but it requires more willpower as it may not be pleasant at lot when your body hasn't got used to the change. Sleeping time is more of a corner stone you need especially at the beginning. Without it adjusting biological clock might be a challenge but later on you don't have to focus on this point.

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Set multiple alarm clocks to the same time, with high volumes, and spread them through the house. By the time you have turned them all off, you will be wide awake. Maybe place the last of them next to the coffee maker or to your desk - then the easiest course of action after you turn that one off is to get a coffee or sit down to work.

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Well this answer might seem a bit trivial. But I got an alarm clock which has an propeller which just gets thrown away in some direction in the room. The alarm clock won't stop until you went up, took that propeller and putted it back on the alarm clock. That is pretty effective because you had to stand up and go and then bend over and grab the propeller. I tell you that gets me up every morning :P

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