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Waking up early without feeling tired—is it worth waking up early?

Do you like getting up early? Not really? Ask yourself – WHY not?

It is just a matter of commitment, determination and how much you want to get done, while being fully relaxed with no stress or interruptions, and having a fresh, clear brain. Ideas will just come flying in, early in the morning.


Personally, I love numbers. My alarm goes off at 4.44am every morning, normally I wake up just a few minutes beforehand as I am used to getting up at this time of the day. I go to my office and work till about 5:46am. You will not believe how much I get done in this extra hour! Try it out, you will be amazed.


Sometimes I go for an early morning run if I know I cannot fit it in during the day or after work. Then I shower, to be ready by 6am to prepare breakfast for us and make a nice lunchbox for my wonderful husband. When the children still lived at home, we always had breakfast together—it was our highest priority. How important is a family breakfast to you?


The early morning has gold in its mouth.” - Benjamin Franklin


If you struggle with waking up early, I will show you how to become a better morning person—how I overcame it and how you can do it too!


Some helpful tips for getting up early:


  • Remember to set your alarm with excitement!

  • Have in your mind you want to get up early, not you have to—it will make a huge difference to how you feel in the morning. Once you see how much you can do in that extra hour in the morning, you will be surprised. You can do 30 minutes of office work and 30 minutes of exercise.

  • Be in bed by 10 pm to get a good night’s sleep and create a relaxed bedtime routine. Have your room nice and inviting and have a window open for fresh air.

  • Set your alarm for 1 hour earlier than you would normally get up.

  • Stop repeatedly hitting the snooze button. Get up and run your day or your day will run you. Put your alarm across the room so you have to get out of bed to turn it off

  • Smile when you wake up!

  • Set your routine and prepare your To Do list the night before.

  • Schedule all the things on your list with a time allocation for the next day so that it feels like an appointment that you cannot miss. The things that you have scheduled are the things you get done. Once you create a ritual, you can transform it into a habit.

  • Wake up early every day so that while others are still dreaming, you can make your dreams come true.

  • No mobile screen time till after breakfast!

  • Waking up early is all about mindset, and transforming your life completely, even though it can seem challenging of times.

  • Your morning routine will be the foundation of your day. Be calm and centred and you will have a very productive day ahead of you.

  • With the proper motivation and plan you can wake up early and start your day with energy and excitement, even if you are an exhausted parent.

  • You will get more out of your day, with more willpower and being more mentally focused on your goals.

  • You will have an energy high and experience accomplishment and satisfaction during the day.

  • Get addicted to getting up early.


Ask yourself:

What will happen if I do not get up an hour earlier tomorrow?

What will happen if I DO get up a bit earlier?

Are you committed to giving it a go consistently for 2 weeks so that you can transform it into a new habit?


Early to bed and early to rise, makes a person healthy, wealthy and wise.” - Benjamin Franklin


“I’m here for a reason. I’m here to make a difference.” Sending you lots of hugs, positivity and sunshine. I look forward to supporting you through difficult times to bring the best out in you and to help you to create your “new” reality. Bye for now 😊

Steffi August - Inspirational Speaker - Tauranga 
New Zealand


Mobile: +64 21 258 4180

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