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Tip #13. Start Slowly But Start Now

Some people can’t decide to change a habit because they put too big and too far goal ahead of them. Somehow no one expects to learn foreign language in one session, yet most people think they should change their wake up time once and forever. “I wake up at 9am, now I should start waking up at 6am.” “My goal is to start waking up at 5am, tell me how I can do it?” And that’s why many people fail – the change appears to be so stressful for their organism it just can’t stand it.

Don’t put yourself under stress when it can be avoided. Changing your sleeping pattern can be done and should be done slowly and steadily. The best way to wake up earlier is to shift your wake up to desired time by small fractions. Start waking up 5 minutes earlier every day. If you usually wake up at 8am, then wake up at 7:55am tomorrow, at 7:50am on a day after tomorrow, etc. 5 minutes is not the time that you and your body will notice. But doing so you will end up waking up 35 minutes earlier in one week, and 1 hour 45 minutes in 3 weeks! Now that’s a change!

You can start even slower, changing your wake up time by 5 minutes every 2-3 days. Take whatever approach you feel good about – the key thing here is that you should not feel discomfort.

Can waking up 5 minutes earlier be a real challenge? Yes it can, and it becomes a challenge if on some day for whatever reason you go to bed 2 hours later than usually... So try to avoid this mistake. Remember, you should go to bed and get up at the same time. Stick to this principle as close as possible and success is guaranteed.

Are you ready to start? Plan what reward you will get for yourself in 3 weeks, setup your alarm clock and start your quest for better life now!

Added: 6/27/2007 07:58:02 AM

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