Wake Up Earlier: Here’s How

Posted January 31, 2013 by Marcy Twete in Life After Five

Confession: I hit the snooze button this morning approximately 157 times. I told you a while back about the lifetime struggle I’ve had with sleep. Naturally, that also means a lifetime struggle with the snooze button and with waking up in general. My dear friends over at Levo League, though, might just have the answer in “How to Wake Up Earlier for Work.” The good news in the land of entrepreneurship is that I don’t have a “must be at work” time, but even still, I’m definitely putting some of these practices in the rotation starting now!

Put space between you and your phone | Turning off your phone entirely is the ideal way to make sure your sleep is not interrupted. But I get it, we’re Gen Y women and our iPhones are kind of like fifth limbs. Plus, doesn’t everyone use their phones for an alarm clock anyway? Even though I keep my phone on throughout the night, I make sure that it’s on the other side of the room. In order to turn off my alarm in the morning, I have to physically get out of bed and walk the length of the room to silence it. Therefore, clicking snooze for five more minutes of shuteye isn’t as tempting.Give yourself a great reminder! | If your warm bed still proves to be too tempting, give yourself a great reminder that can’t be forgotten. I like to write a motivator on the top of my to-do list (the one on the sticky note next to my phone). Sometimes it’s a favorite inspirational quotation, sometimes it’s a number goal that I’m working toward, and sometimes it’s just a “Don’t forget how lucky you are to be living in NYC!”

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About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."