It's hard to work less and do more if you're asleep while doing it. But modern life doesn't respect the fact that 90% of us aren't morning people. Our bodies just don't want to get up that early. Here's a routine to help you wake up well:
- Start learning to wake up at the right point in your sleep rhythms. If your alarm clock awakens you and you're still groggy, stay that way!
- Go through your morning routine staying as unconscious as you can as you brush your teeth and shower.
- Within an hour, you'll get to a point in your cycle where your body naturally wakes up. Then start jumping into your day. This is one case where acting like a zombie will give you more energy once you reach your waking point.
For more about how to wake up in the morning, check out my episode Waking Up Early.