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  • I'm not a morning person. But I want to be.

  • You know, there was a period in my life

  • when I was waking up at 5:00am every day

  • and I loved it!

  • I would wake up, meditate, write, read, exercise, do my chores,

  • make breakfast, all before noon!

  • It was awesome. I was a productivity machine.

  • Unfortunately, it only lasted about 6 months.

  • Until life got a little crazy and I reverted back to my old habits.

  • I would sleep in late, and of course I would hit the Snooze button.

  • And hit the Snooze button.

  • Snooze button. Snooze. Snooze. Snooze.

  • I desperately want to get back to waking up early.

  • So I have been devouring articles for any kind of advice on how to get out of bed.

  • And I feel like I've tried everything.

  • You know, I take melatonin and I lay in bed early.

  • I put my phone in high places where I can't reach it.

  • I've even tried using one of those alarm clocks

  • where you have to shoot it with a toy gun to turn it off.

  • But every day it's the same story:

  • I wake up. I hit Snooze.

  • And then I go back to bed to cuddle with a cat.

  • That is until I found this blog by a guy named Steve.

  • This is what you do:

  • When you're getting ready to go to bed, set your morning alarm.

  • But also set a bunch of little alarms

  • that will occur over the next 15 to 20 minutes

  • all about 2-3 minutes apart.

  • But try to do it in a way so that you don't remember exactly how many alarms you're setting.

  • Then put your phone out of reach, and go to bed.

  • Now, when your alarms start to go off,

  • act like it's the morning. Do whatever you do in the morning.

  • For me, that's getting up, turning off my alarms

  • stretching, and heading to the bathroom to brush my teeth.

  • But, you'll go back to bed.

  • You'll try to fall asleep.

  • And when the next alarm goes off, you do the same thing.

  • Repeat, repeat, repeat.

  • Eventually, this gets so annoying

  • that every time you lay back down in bed, your body gets sleepier.

  • And I personally love that

  • because I have a hard time getting to sleep.

  • It takes me like 30 minutes to 2 hours

  • of just laying there to even feel sleepy.

  • Somehow this practice kind of like tricks

  • my body into being so annoyed with the mini alarms

  • that eventually I will just end up falling asleep once they're all done until the real alarm kicks in, in the morning.

  • And before you can even think about it, your body

  • will get up and do whatever it is that you practiced the night before.

  • So, if you want to be an early riser,

  • this technique will be mildly annoying but insanely effective.

  • You're welcome.

  • I'm Anna Akana. Stay awesome Gotham.

  • Oh, and a few announcements.

  • I have these live shows coming up, I do stand up

  • improv, and then a little meet and greet afterwards

  • as a thank you for coming and then we can take fun photos

  • and I'm usually really sweaty, so just be warned

  • if you're hugging me and I'm sweaty, I'm sorry.

  • I also have these short films

  • "Loose Ends" and "Super & Associates."

  • I'm super proud and I'm super excited and I hope you like them!

  • Also, the podcast, Explain Things To Me,

  • the one where Brad and I interview professionals in various fields

  • is going to be on iTunes only now

  • so you can go to

  • and listen to all the cool people that we are interviewing there.

  • Finally, people have asked me for Q&A videos

  • and unfortunately I don't really want to do a Q&A video for my channel

  • but I will be doing weekly broadcasts on YouNow so here are the dates and times.

  • If you can make any of those, and you have a question

  • I'm happy to answer anything about short filmmaking

  • or my cats or where I get my cat furniture

  • or whatever questions you may have.

  • That's all for the announcements.

  • Get the fuck out of my house.

I'm not a morning person. But I want to be.

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How to Wake Up Early

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    jenny posted on 2018/01/31
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