How To Wake Up Early: Go To Bed Early (Yes, It’s That Simple)

How I went from night owl to early bird.

Corey Fradin
Ascent Publication
Published in
10 min readJan 31, 2020


Want to start waking up early because you’ve heard that to be successful you need to wake up around four or five in the morning? Well, societal mythology aside, if you want to know how to wake up early, there is one very simple thing that you can do to make it happen…

Go to bed early.

More on that in a second though.

First, I want to point out that you don’t have to wake up at a certain time to achieve your goals, or build a better life for yourself, or attain some key objective for more happiness. You just need to be deliberate about how you use your waking hours.

Now for me, waking up early (around six in the morning) gives me the ability to get things done before the hecticness of the day gets going. It’s a time when I get real, meaningful work done.

That time may change in the future, but that’s where I’m at right now.

So does that mean you need to wake up at six from now on too? Nope. It’s merely to show that the time that you choose to wake up is irrelevant. What matters more than anything is how you use your time each day.

Got it? Ok great.

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