3 Ways to Motivate Yourself To Wake Up Earlier to Workout

Waking up early is a challenge for most. If you are one of the few that has no trouble jump starting your day early in the AM, teach us your secrets! Sometimes waking up a bit earlier is the only option we have to squeeze a workout into our busy day. If you struggle with waking up early, we put together a few tips that might make it a little easier on you! Give them a try and jumpstart your morning with your Garage Grind workout.

Go to bed early

Though this is not specifically focused on the morning aspect of your routine, going to bed early can make a huge difference in your ability to get up the next day. Instead of staying up to watch a few extra Netflix episodes of your favorite show or trying to get an extra load of laundry done before you go to bed, close your eyes and get some shut eye. If you often have trouble falling asleep, try taking some deep breaths or counting sheep — it actually has been proven to work!

It can be difficult to suddenly switch up your sleep schedule, so you can try to transition gradually. Aim to get to sleep 15 minutes earlier each night and wake up 15 minutes earlier every morning. This gradual transition will make it easy for your body to adjust to the change and before you know it, you will be an early riser.

Set motivational alarms

Yes, it says, “alarms,” not “alarm” — that’s right, consider setting multiple alarms in the morning if you often have trouble waking up early to workout. Set one 15 minutes before you are supposed to wake up as a “warning,” giving yourself 15 extra minutes of shut eye. Then, set an actual alarm 15 minutes later. With the warning alarm, you will be more prepared when your actual alarm goes off, making it easier to actually get up, rather than hitting the snooze again.

Another way your alarm can help you get up in the morning is by labeling your alarms with motivational sayings. Label your alarm, “you can do this” or “no excuses” is a great reminder to get up, even when you are feeling tired in the morning. You can customize these labels to the motivation you know you need each morning! Whether it is a reminder of the body you will have after working out or how great you will feel, set this as a reminder on your alarm to get you out of bed each day.

Play music that pumps you up

Once you are out of bed, play your favorite pump up jams and play them loudly! Music that gets your heart pumping is essential to making you feel energized and excited for your morning workout. Consider making a playlist of your favorite songs to play each morning, leaving you feeling great!

Go to bed early, set motivational alarms, and play music that pumps you up to start waking up earlier and killing those morning workouts!

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