I cannot stress the importance of sleep. As humans, we just simply don’t function well when we lack sleep. Lack of sleep even makes you gain belly fat. If you’re chronically sleep-deprived and don’t agree with me, you’ve become numb to the effects. Try sleeping well for a few weeks and feel the difference. You’ll feel so much better.
In order to get a great night’s sleep, you have to turn off your lights. That’s non-negotiable. Humans have evolved to sleep best when there is very little light around.
If you want to get an early start, you need to sleep early, too. Early to bed, early to rise still applies. Get at least 7-9 hours of sleep every night.
Now, when you want to get up early, just focus on one thing once your alarm goes off: turning on all the lights. Don’t think about what you have to do for the day just yet. Don’t think about your workout. Just turn on the lights.
Once the lights are on, there just isn’t much reason left to continue sleeping. You will get up. Then you can really start your day.
If you want to get anything started, you should turn on the lights in your life, too. 🙂