Wake Up Earlier Than You Need To
I used to be a morning person, and then a club/bar life happened. Eventually, I developed this “sleep in as much as you can” habit. I would wake up around 10 or 11 AM, having 10 hours of sleep, and start my day. By nighttime, I would be wide awake until 1 or 2 AM with racing thoughts, annoyed that I couldn’t fall asleep.
Well, I had a memory of being in school and being forced to wake up at 6 AM because of morning class activities, and by the time I came home I would be wiped out. Now, I’ve created a habit of waking up at 6 AM everyday, even if I go to sleep late. The longer I stay up during the day, the faster I’ll fall asleep at night. But, sometimes it’s still hard to stay awake during the day, which brings me to the rest of my routine.