It's 6:00AM... Your alarm goes off... You hit snooze... Ten minutes go by... You hit snooze again... Next thing you know it's 7:30AM, you're running late and rush out the door without even having a chance to eat a breakfast or plan out your day. Sound familiar?
I've been a snooze champion most of my life. No one appreciates a nice, warm bed in the morning as much as I do. The sad truth, though, is you're not doing yourself any favors by and laying in bed and continuously hitting snooze. It's a vicious cycle and a terrible habit. Some might argue it's even worse than smoking cigarettes or forgetting to floss, but I'm not a doctor. Lucky for you, though, I am a world-class waker-upper, and I've spent years experimenting, researching and developing the following tips and tricks to help you get your ass out of bed in the morning.
1. Change your alarm to your favorite song for the week.
When your alarm goes off in the morning, you want to get fired up. What better way to get fired up than waking up to your favorite track? Maybe you're a T-swift fan (I know I am). Maybe you need some 2-Chainz in your life. Maybe you're weird and don't like either of those options. I'm not here to judge. I just can't think of any better way to start the day. Disclaimer - you will definitely hate whatever song you pick by the end of the week, so change it frequently.
2. Charge your phone away from your bed and leave a self-deprecating (or self-motivating) note underneath.
If I had to pick one tip above all others this might be the one. Currently, there is a piece of paper under my phone that says "average people hit snooze". It's the first thing I see after turning off the alarm and the first concrete thought that enters my big brain for the day. Feel free to get creative with your note. Maybe your note could say "You'll never amount to anything in life if you get back in bed". Just an example. Write whatever you want, so long as it does not allow your brain the opportunity to guide your lazy body back to bed.
3. Before you go to sleep, put a George Foreman grill by your bed with a few strips of uncooked bacon so that when your alarm goes off you can plug it in and wake up to the smell of bacon.
Hand up, I actually can't take credit for this one. Stole it from Michael Scott, one of the most inspirational individuals to ever grace the world with his presence. Just be careful where you step when you get out of bed.
4. Spend 5 minutes before you go to bed thinking about the next day.
On a more serious note, try spending some time envisioning yourself waking up in the morning. Think about everything you want to accomplish the next day. Make a plan. If you make the verbal commitment to yourself, you're 100% more likely to wake up and become a millionaire. It's a fact.
5. Go to bed on time.
Ok, this one seems like a no brainer, yet so many people fail to actually do this. I'm a firm believer that seven hours of sleep is the optimal amount. And I'm definitely right... Do the math to determine what time you should fall asleep in order to get seven full hours. For example, if you want to wake up at 6:00am, set your alarm for 11:00pm. Better yet, set your alarm for 10:45pm so that you have 15 minutes to read and get ready for bed. JUST DO IT!
There you go. Five unconventional, sure-fire ways to help you wake up in the morning compliments of AP Real Estate Investing. You're welcome...
By the way, I'm not a big excuse guy, but does the fact that I was clinically diagnosed with narcolepsy at the fragile age of fourteen grant me some level of amnesty when it comes to waking up in the morning? Maybe... But who am I to say? True heroes don't wear capes.
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