Make it gradual. I started waking up consistently at 6:30 am. Every 3 days I would shave off 5 minutes on the alarm clock. Within a couple of months I was at 5:30am, my goal.
Have something to do immediately. If you don’t have an activity to do right when your alarm goes off, you’re likely to obey your inner voice that makes you hit that snooze button. Have something to do right off the batt: make some coffee, prepare a protein shake, write in your journal.
Sit up! As soon as your alarm goes off, sit up on the edge of your bed. Doesn’t matter if you’re still tired. Evaluate if you want to hit the snooze button only after you’re sitting, and see if you’re still tired.
Let natural light in.
This tip changed my waking up habits quickly. Letting the sun in is a natural, healthy alarm clock that’s proven to get your body going. If you live high up north or south of the equator, you should consider buying a natural light alarm clock
Get active with a Wakeout!
Before Wakeout, I would do situps, pushups and jumping jacks as soon as I woke up. This habit was one of the inspirations that became Wakeout. It works wonders, gets your blood pumping quickly, ready for anything life throws at you.
Go to bed early, duh! If you’re going to bed late every day, waking up early would be counter productive. Getting a good rest is key to waking up naturally and early with energy to conquer the day.