There is some will-power involved. Ex-Navy SEAL Jocko Willink, who wakes up at 4:30 am, says that you have to impose some discipline to make it work. You've got to decide to attack the day but your best time to do that is not when you wake up, but before you go to bed. Get a good pre-bed routine in order to help you fall asleep faster and ensure enough rest. Set your alarm knowing what you're waking for, so when the alarm goes off, you're mentally ready to attack the day.
Never (Ever) Snooze
That extra sleep you steal back by hitting the snooze button comes in small chunks and isn't good quality, according to the National Sleep Foundation. And it can actually do you some harm. Since the snooze session doesn't last long enough for you to finish a complete sleep cycle, you could end up feeling super groggy for the first hour and a half of your day. Your body and mind aren't recuperating. You're really just wasting time.
Wake up at the same time every day. You can sleep in a little on the weekend, but be consistent with your wake up times. Your body becomes conditioned to this and regulates your sleep patterns accordingly. You'll not only getting more of that precious REM sleep, but when your body becomes accustomed to a regular wake time, you actually begin the process of waking up long before your alarm sounds.
Research has shown, getting out of bed on the right foot can impact your mood for the entire day. Which is why experts suggest planning a positive, healthy and motivating first activity. It could be a workout, you could meditate, listen to an inspiring podcast or journal your intentions for the day.