Apr 052009


The term “Early Riser” has become an Internet buzzword over recent years. In the personal development, business, or time management fields everyone wants to learn how to become an early riser it seems! This quick article will hopefully act as a simple introduction and guide for how to become an early riser.

If you get up late then your eating pattern is out of line as well as your circadian rhythm and obviously your sleeping / waking pattern. If you can make a change and start getting up early then you will be 10x more productive. You get a good start to the day and carry this on – it will seem a shame to be lazy later on. You will also have an abundance of energy, and a better focus. All of this is due to your body clock, as when you wake up early it goes through it’s proper rhythms throughout the day.

So how do you actually make the transition and become one of these early risers? Follow these simple steps:

  1. You don’t have to go to bed at the same time, just go to bed whenever you are tired. This will level out and be within the same sort of time after a while, but may fluctuate to start with.
  2. Set an alarm in the morning. This is crucial. Contrary to popular belief an alarm in the morning will ensure that you get up at the same time each day and will help to even out your going to sleep time. If you get up at the same time every day it will become a habit, you will know when you have to be up so your body will get tired at the appropriate times.

Trying this without the alarm clock tactic is extremely difficult. What you will probably find is that you will start well, but slowly you will get up later, then you might be getting a better nights sleep but you won’t be the early riser you wanted to be. Your waking time will vary, and you will slowly slip back into old habits.

The best… the only way to approach this is to make a big change and immerse yourself in the “project”. If you do this for 3 weeks you will form it as a habit, it won’t be a project, and it certainly won’t be a struggle anymore – it will be part of your normal behavior.

The formula is basic – go to bed when you feel tired, but wake up at the same time every morning. Sometimes the simple solutions are the best. But here are just a few tips to help you:

  • Don’t stay up excessively late: When you feel tired go to sleep
  • Read in Bed?: Not essential but reading in bed will help to calm your mind, and you will know when you are ready to sleep.
  • Don’t Snooze: Don’t get tempted to press that “Snooze” button on your alarm. This spells disaster. You are getting lazy and and extra 5-10 minutes snooze isn’t going to benefit you, all it will do is lead to further snoozes and signal the beginning of the end for your new lifestyle.

If you want some extra help then try our early riser subliminal album to ensure your subconscious mind is behind the changes, and ensure your success.