Why do you want to get up early?
Before I decided to get up early, I asked myself the question, "Why do I want to get up early?" Before that, I thought that whether I went to bed early or late, there was not much difference between the waking hours of the day, so what was the difference between going to bed early and waking up late? What's so great about getting up early? This question bothered me for a long time until I was reading "Tools of the Giant" by Tim Ferris and came across a recorded interview between the author and a U.S. Navy SEAL commander, Jocko Willink, Willink served in the Navy SEALs for more than 20 years and kept his SEAL routine after he retired from the service; it was his habit to get up at 4:45 every morning to do something.
When Ferris asked Willink why he had to get up early, Willink replied that getting up early gave him a sense of psychological victory over the enemy. Willink felt that somewhere in the world there was an enemy, with a submachine gun in one hand and a grenade in the other, waiting to engage him, so every morning when he woke up, he asked himself what do I have to do now to be ready for that future moment of engagement with the enemy? Then he got up and began his day of exercise and reading. Willink's spirit has infected many people, and now there are people on Twitter who have formed a "4:45 wake up club", and I never thought there was anything great about people who went to bed early and got up early.
Now I think early risers are indeed more disciplined. It's easy to stay awake when you need to sleep, but it's difficult to get up at the right time after a good night's sleep. If you can get up at 4:45 and think that others are still sleeping and you have done a lot of work, you will have a strong sense of victory. So going to bed early and waking up early is not necessarily for the sake of wellness or to be able to save more sleep, but can also be for self-discipline and a sense of honor. Getting up early is not about working for an extra hour, but about starting the 17 hours of wakefulness in the best shape possible. That's the reason I choose to stick to getting up early.
How to get up early?
To get up early learn to go to bed early the most important point!!! No one!!! Please, if you want to get up early, you must go to bed early seriously and strictly. To save time, to increase the working time and in the case of staying up late forced to get up early is really not advisable, first of all, this behavior is extremely depleted willpower, the result is that even if you are forced to get up early in the case of late sleep successfully, you also wasted valuable willpower, that left up to 17 hours of work and life how to do it? Secondly, too little sleep will make you sleepy, confused and inefficient at a time when you should be awake.
The hour or two you can easily save will be returned to you exponentially due to inefficiency, which is not a joke. It is often said that "self-discipline is equal to freedom", but we did not say "self-harm is equal to freedom", so once again, we emphasize the starting point of early rising "Early rising is not to work for an hour more, but to start with the best state 17 hours of sobriety." Although it varies from person to person, adults still recommend 6-7 hours of sleep a day, Adults are recommended to sleep for six to seven hours, in such limited sleep time, how to ensure that our brain and body to get sufficient rest? Changing to a 100% mulberry silk duvet cover set is the easiest and fastest way to improve the quality of our sleep! take as an example, I wake up at 4:30 every day, so I need to go to bed at 22:30, taking into account the time to fall asleep I'm basically in bed by 22:20.
And compared to go to bed on time, it is more important to pattern outside interference, go to bed before the phone, iPad, a computer is to close, silent, or open the Do Not Disturb mode, which is not difficult to do. What is difficult to do is to immediately put down the phone being brushed when the time comes. If you look closely, it is not difficult to find that most cases of playing with the phone before bed is a state of unconscious or semi-conscious inefficient information access, in other words, is purely to pass the time, and as long as you try to get up early will know that when you get up early, the world is sleeping and you can focus on the work of efficient output, you are efficient. Efficient means high output, high output means accumulation, accumulation means unlimited future possibilities. It's not hard to put down your phone for more important things.
Set a precise early start time The body can remember, and biorhythms are a very important reflection of this. When you set a time to wake up early, keep it for a long time and stick to it as much as possible. By adjusting to it over time, your body remembers its wake-up time.
How about thinking about those behaviors in life that we have become accustomed to, like eating on time, once a habit is formed, the pain is simply not there to talk about. Countless studies have shown that human beings are capable of changing old habits and developing new ones by repeating them over and over again. So it's not just talking to make waking up early a new routine, it's just a habit, nothing unusual, but I know it's incomprehensible to people who don't have such habits, and it's up to you to decide what kind of person you want to be.
Action control brain. You must think I said the opposite? Not true.
Early to get up this thing can not use the brain to guide the behavior, but should in turn use action to directly control the brain. From sleep or lazy state into the active state of getting up is the transition from relaxation to tension, this transition is inherently anti-human. So why can't we use our brains to guide our actions? I have also practiced what other respondents have recommended - getting up with all kinds of dream chicken soup in my head, expecting to use the power of motivation to help us get up early, as the saying goes: "It's not the alarm clock that wakes you up, it's the dream." The first two days were fine, but in the end, it became obvious that the slogan ideal that worked for me a few days before was no longer exciting enough today. In front of human nature, temptation always seems to have the opportunity to magnify countless times. So I thought is there any other way?
So, for something as anti-human as getting up early, don't think about using your brain to guide your actions, and you don't have to use those complicated things to brainwash every day, the easiest way is to use your actions to guide your brain. The simplest way is to get up and just think: "I just want to get up", then do not have to do any mental preparation, and do not have any hesitation, just get up. As for the work of adapting to the state after waking up, you can feel free to leave it to the brain, he is the best at rationalization.