For much of my life, I have been a “late to bed, late to rise” kind of person. Waking up in the morning was not my forte. I would literally hit snooze on my alarm 3-4 times every morning in order to try and sleep for an extra 40 minutes. I would feel groggy and grumpy until I had my morning cup o’ joe.
Then, I bought a Wake Up Light Sunrise Clock on Amazon. For those of you that don’t know, these clocks have a light on them that slowly simulates the sun rising for thirty minutes before a peaceful alarm goes off (imagine the sounds of the ocean, for example). The slowly brightening light helps wake your brain up gradually, so that when you actually wake up you feel ready to go.
This clock changed my life. It made me realize that waking up early is the best thing you can do for yourself. When you have enough time in the morning to create a routine, like slowly drinking coffee and reading the news, or doing 30 minutes of morning yoga, you start your day off on the right foot.
You basically set yourself up for success. Plus, studies show that people who wake up early have more sex AND make more money. So, get on it and set that alarm!