Get into alignment with the rest of the world, and take advantage of all the early-morning opportunities available when others are snoozing. For somebody who is a self-proclaimed night owl, it's time to change your internal clock.
"There is a great feeling of accomplishment when you get two hours of work done before anybody else starts their day, and if you're willing to do that, it's a great idea to not rip the Band-Aid off," says Shawn Stevenson, author of Sleep Smarter.
If you've been getting up at nine in the morning, and now want to start your morning at six, take your time and don't do it all in one night. Instead, implement the gradual method. Set your alarm clock back for fifteen minutes earlier each day for a week. Continue this strategy until you get to your desired time. Start off slow and you'll avoid feeling overwhelming fatigue in the morning.
To prepare for your early wake-up call, check out Stevenson's tips and tricks for waking up with ease: