Wednesday, November 22, 2017

HOW TO DEAL WITH A SUPER EARLY START


Once in a while, whether its for a flight or early morning event, you have to deal with a super early start - I'm talking a 4am wake up. Now I'm not an early bird, I like my eight hours or more and I definitely don't find those early mornings easy but here's how I've found to make them a little more pallatable:

1. PREPARE THE DAY BEFORE

If you are getting up early for a flight, pack the night before, plan your airport clothes the night before and leave yourself a checklist for the morning so there's no last minute panic. If it's for a work meeting or event, do the same. Get your outfit out the night before, leave yourself a checklist at the front door so you don't forget anything in the morning. Most importantly, plan ahead throughout the week so you can leave the office the day before at a decent time and fully prepared for the meeting or event the next morning.

2. PLAN YOUR ROUTE

Now hopefully you would have considered your route to the airport, event or meeting beforehand and this will impact on your wake up time. But it's critical to plan your route. Early in the morning public transport is less frequent and taxis will be few and far between. Book tickets or taxis in advance as it's one less thing to think about in the morning - this means more precious minutes in bed!

3. GET TO BED EARLY

Might seem simple right? I always need as near to eight hours as possible, so if I have to be up at 4am I am in bed by 9pm at the very latest. I'm so rock 'n' roll. Planning your evening so you can get to sleep at a decent time before an early wake up makes it a little easier in the morning.

4. SET ALARMS

Once again, not rocket science I hear you say. I'm a snoozer usually, but on these mornings where I can't snooze at all, I put my alarm on the other side of the room. I have to physically get up to turn it off and that helps me get out of bed on those super early starts.

If you've got an early start, face it head on and good luck. I've got a 4am-er tomorrow so I feel your pain!!


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