Running on an Earlier Rhythm


Do you often wake up to your alarm feeling utterly tired and tempted to roll over and go back to sleep? Most likely, the reason lies in your bedtimes.

Try going to sleep earlier. Select a bedtime that is 15–30 minutes earlier than the usual time you go to sleep. Put yourself an alarm 1–2 hours before so that you remember to start your evening routines in time. Notice that going to bed and falling asleep are two different things!

How did you feel the next morning? If waking up still feels difficult, shift your bedtime another 15 minutes next evening. Repeat until you find a rhythm that feels suitable for you, and you start to feel the difference in the morning. Remember to give your body some time to adjust to the new rhythm.

Consistency is the key! Hold on to your new rhythm every day – even when you have a day off.