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How to WAKE UP FASTER, part 2…

6 July 2011 One Comment

asian woman lying down

First, if you haven’t already, check out one of my latest videos on waking up earlier (with other motivational insights). It’s pretty dope, and got about 314 views so far :

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Interestingly though, I didn’t get the type of response I was hoping for. Even though it’s a great video, I’m not sure the “just open your eyes” techniques works as good as it does for other people as it does for me.

So here’s a couple more quick tips to try out…let me know what you think

1: Do “Alert-State Associated” Things

For instance, if you wear glasses, be sure to keep them by your bed and put them on FIRST THING.

There’s something about having that clear vision that keeps you in an alert state. It’s almost like you immediately transition into that wakeful state of mind because that’s the state that your “glasses-vision” is connected to subconsciously.

It’s the inverse of taking your glasses off and immediately feeling sleepy (which happens to me all the time). Try it…

If you don’t wear glasses, just think about what activities are associated with being awake and do those immediately as you get up. If you take the time to think about this, you’ll come up with some good ideas.

Get Outdoors

african american woman outdoors in morningGet outside into the elements as soon as you can as well, because being outside immediately puts you into a more alert state too.

I rent out a basement, so I have access to a small backyard, but if you live in a high-rise, go out on the balcony or just stick your head out the window. Do something…

The fresh air and just the feeling of being outside will help you pick up the pace. Trust me…

Waking Up Earlier vs. Sleeping Less

Also, on a deeper note, instead of thinking about waking up earlier or getting up faster, you can also consider sleeping LESS to begin with.

This is a sticky one for most people, but you can check out my post The Popular MYTH of 8-Hour Sleep for the back up and facts to support it. It’s something I used to be on A LOT back in the day, and I’m looking to get more back into it now.

Essentially, by doing things like:

african couple on yoga mat>> drinking a lot of water

>> exercising throughout the day

>> taking brief power naps, and

>> being sure to get good sunlight.

…you can lesson the amount of “sleep cycles” you need to go through when you actually lie down at night.

See that classic post I mentioned earlier for more on this (and free, detailed eBook about it), and email me for any questions.


One Comment »

  • Williams said:

    Good info, will out to the test and will let you know how it works.

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