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9 Ways to Wake Up Earlier

Tania Khadder | WomenCo.

August 10, 2009

4) Give yourself a good reason to get up.

If you’ve got no good reason to get out of bed at a certain time, you’ll never do it. It can be a 6am gym class, a project you need to get a head start on or a delicious cup of coffee and the New York Times.

It doesn’t really matter what it is, just that its benefits outweigh those of your evil but oh-so-tempting snooze button. If it’s something you look forward to doing, even better. Tip: If you’re a coffee drinker, invest in a percolator with an automatic timer. Set it to brew at the time you’d like to get up. The smell of freshly brewed coffee, first thing in the morning? It really is the best part of waking up.

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