1. Reframe getting up early as something to look forward to. Not something you dread or a punishment. I can’t wait for this time as it’s so valuable to me.
2. Go to bed by 10. This is super hard but requires discipline. Honestly, there’s no Netflix show or Instagram scrolling that should be more important than getting to bed at 10
3. Tell others you get up early to build in social pressure.
4. Be consistent on weekends. It’s tough to stop a habit on weekends and pick it up again on Monday
5. Start the day with a breathing exercise like Wim Hof or the Othership app to get primed
6. Schedule a workout 1 hour after you wake up. I get up at 5 for my morning routine and do a live Peloton class at 6 am
7. Take a daily nap in case getting up early makes you tired in the afternoon
8. Don’t hit snooze or, if possible, even have it as an option on your phone
9. Think of every successful person who successfully gets up early. Jocko is a good example
10. Know your enemy. There’s a voice inside your head who wants you to sleep in. Visualize this saboteur trying to ruin your life by insisting that you make bad choices like sleep in