How to Wake Up Early

Ozzy Balkanli
3 min readJun 8, 2017


Wake Up to Chase Your Dreams —

I have found waking up earlier has allowed me to not only accomplish a significant amount of more in my life, but it has also allowed me to have a more peaceful, relaxing moment where I can fully take care of myself. By waking up early, I have no excuse of saying “I don’t have time” for anything. Waking up early is one of those things that is hard to build into a habit, but once you do, it’s quite simple due to the fact that we are all creatures of habit. Even if you say; “I am an night owl”, it is still feasible to be a morning person, all you have to do is just have to take control of your mind.

I know it’s easier said then done, but I have faith in you! This doesn’t happen overnight. You will go back and forth for a while until it will come to you naturally. If you need a routine to follow you could also follow the routine from “The Miracle Morning” which I wrote in detail here.

Here are some of my suggestions into learning how to wake up early:

  1. Have a goal and a why. Why do you want to wake up early? How would waking up early improve your life? Could you be healthier? Achieve a goal you’ve been putting off? Actually get yourself to the gym? Figure out what could be motivating for you.
  2. In the beginning, try tactics such as having multiple alarms set or have your cell phone be far away from you which will force you to get up.
  3. Drink water right away. Have a water next to your bed and once your alarm clock goes off, chug that water. This will give you more energy.
  4. Get up and brush your teeth. This will help you get out of bed and be up for a little.
  5. Have a night routine with what you plan to do in the morning. Listen to an inspiring video before you go to bed, and I guarantee you it’ll be what you think about in the morning which will motivate you to get up.
  6. Do something that you actually enjoy in the morning. Don’t make it be a chore. It should be an enjoyable moment for you.
  7. Drink a good amount of water the night before, this will force you to wake up in the morning to go to the bathroom. Works for me, every time.
  8. Drink coffee and get yourself out the door right away like the gym or a run outside!
  9. Take a shower — maybe a cold one to fully wake yourself up. There are so many benefits to taking a cold shower, which is a plus.

Let me know if you have any questions. It took me a while, but now it’s fully embedded in my routine to wake up early, even if I don’t go to the gym.

If you need an accountability partner, let me know — I’d be happy to help and motivate you to wake up early. Reach out to me at Memoallure!

Thanks for reading.


“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” — Benjamin Franklin



Ozzy Balkanli

Innately curious about finding meanings, purpose and authenticity.