How to Wake Up Early and Get the Most Out of Your Practices

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With summer soon coming to an end, shorter amounts of daylight and less-than-superb weather conditions will be coming into play. Its not like athletes can skip getting up early for school and practice, so weve put together five top tips to make getting up that bit easier.

 

  1. Adjust your bedtime

All too often, people fight going to sleep because they want to get more done. Many of us are already sleep deprived, and stealing another hour of sleep will just set you up for failure. The only way to be successful is to go to bed earlier. Figure out how many hours of sleep your body needs and count backwards from there.

 

  1. Adjust other night-time activities

Youll also have to adjust the time you eat dinner. If you say youll get up early, but then dont fit everything into your day, youre not being realistic. Try to eat no less than two to three hours before bed. This is optimal for being able to fall asleep, and to then sleep well.

 

  1. Prepare for your early morning activity

Sometimes what prevents us from getting up in the mornings isnt tiredness, but the thought of the tasks weve got ahead. To make things that bit easier, prep the night before. Organise your equipment and have everything ready to go; taking the time to prepare will increase your chances of success.

 

  1. Turn off electronics

Its best to pull the plug on all electronic devices at least 90 minutes before bed. They act as a source of energy and over-stimulate us, its like drinking Red Bull before bed theres no way youll fall asleep.

 
  1. Create a pre-bedtime routine

Whether this be checking the windows and locks, dimming the lights, or going for a leisurely walk; a pre-bedtime routine will give you the chance to unwind. It will help you fall asleep quickly and easily, and will help to boost your chances of getting up in the morning.

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