Having something important planned for the morning can be that pushing force that will make you
get up. Things that you really enjoy doing work best, but sometimes the things that are really pressing
on you work just as well. The key is to have strong reasons to get up early in the morning.
When I started my first blog, I felt so inspired I would jump out of bed at 5am to see how my blog
is doing, how many visitors I’ve got, what comments they posted, and then I would sit to answer
comments and write my next post. So the main idea is to have something important to do that is
worth taking yourself out of the bed. Check what important tasks are in your today or tomorrow plans and
schedule some of them for next morning. Or maybe you have hobby that lately you can’t find time for.
Or you’ve got to finally do that coursework… The more important is some thing for you, the better the
chances it will push you out of the bed.
We often have some important or extremely interesting things that we couldn’t do during the day, so
we try to do or finish them in the evening. Good tactic that I want to recommend you is to
postpone it until the morning. For example, you need to answer that important email from your boss.
It doesn’t really matter if you do it at 11pm or 6am next day – your boss will see it only in the
morning. But knowing you have to do it before he writes you his another “reminding” email will make
you stand up and go to computer as soon as alarm goes off.
Another example is what I usually do when I start reading some
and then keep reading
it until midnight because it’s so interesting I just can’t stop. What I do is I stop reading at some interesting
point (yes, you need will-power to do it!) and put the book near my bed. And instead of spending
another hour late in the evening I wake up to read the book one hour early in the morning. It’s not
really “important thing" to do, but curiosity definitely works here just as well.