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Your Ultimate Guide For Waking Up Early

Zdravko Cvijetic
Mar 28, 2018 · 12 min read

“To snooze or not to snooze that is the question”

— Everyone

Left — Indra Nooyi | Middle — Richard Branson | Right — Michelle Obama
Left — Tim Cook | Middle — Howard Schultz | Right — Jack Dorsey

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” — Karen Lamb

Based on my current activities, both in personal and professional life, when would be a perfect wake-up hour?

1. Your Mindset & Your Goals

Goals motivate us

Goals dictate our activities

2. Your Evening Routine

Stop using technology before your sleep time

Prepare for the next day

Evaluate day and picture your ideal morning


3. The Quality Of Your Sleep

Stop the stimulants

Avoid eating big meals

Drink one glass of water

Avoid exercising before sleep

Set the right conditions

Go to bed at the same time

Optimise your sleep

4. Waking Up & Your Morning Routine

The “Dive In” method

The “Gradual” method

Get accountability

Gamify the process with the X Method

Have a sudden waking activity

Have something you are looking forward to.

Morning activities

Frequently Asked Questions

Final Takeaway

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