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How to Train Yourself To Wake Up Early (Yes, Even in Winter)

Trying to become an early riser is a beast at any time, but in winter (when everything is cold, dark, and dreary) the siren song of your warm blanket pile can be irresistible. It’s so easy to talk yourself back into falling asleep and prolong facing the harsh outside world for a few more hours. But, as we all know, there are a ton of benefits to waking up early, like reduced stress, increased productivity, and a better attitude overall. I used to be the biggest night owl (like staying up until three or four in the morning on a regular basis). I thought that because I enjoyed staying up late it meant that was the best schedule for me; after all, whether you wake up at 6 am or go to bed at 3 am you’re getting roughly the same waking hours. On a whim, though, I decided to try this mythical morning magic for myself, kissing my night owl days goodbye. The first thing I noticed was that, although technically having the same amount of …