How to Get up Early for Your UPSC Civil Services Preparation

“It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.”   –  Aristotle


If you aspire to become an IAS officer, you would know that you have to crack the UPSC civil services exam. It requires planned and intense preparation to clear the IAS exams. The UPSC syllabus is very vast and diverse and it makes one wonder how to start preparing for IAS exams. One of the prerequisites of covering the vast syllabus and revising the portions is to have a daily time table for IAS preparation. This also implies getting up early and studying for your IAS exam.

For those who are not used to waking up early, it can be an ordeal trying to wake up in the wee hours of the morning and staying awake for your IAS studies. This article gives you a few tips that will help you beat the alarm clock and rise and be fresh for your UPSC preparation.

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How to wake up early:

 

  • KEEP YOUR ALARM CLOCK AWAY FROM YOUR BED

When you hear the alarm clock go off early in the morning, there is a strong tendency to put it on snooze, or just shut it down. Force yourself to get up by keeping the alarm clock far away from the bed. This way you have to get up.

 

  • SLEEP ON TIME AT NIGHT

In your bid to finish off a particular portion of the UPSC syllabus, don’t try pulling all-nighters. Your body needs a set number of hours of sleep every day. Only if you sleep on time can you wake up in the morning without feeling tired.

 

  • DO IT GRADUALLY

If you are in the habit of getting up at say, 9 o’clock every day, don’t try to make a drastic change and wake up at 5 A.M. Make it gradual. Start by getting up at 8, then move it up to 7, and finally 6 or 5 depending on your schedule.

 

  • THINK ABOUT YOUR GOAL

Every morning when you are tempted to snuggle back into the blanket, think about your ultimate goal. Preferably, have a saying reminding you about your dream on your bedroom wall. Let it be the first thing you see in the morning. You will be jolted out of your bed.

 

  • EXERCISE

Regular exercise keeps you healthy and you will find it easy to wake up in the morning.

 

  • WASH YOUR FACE OR HAVE A SHOWER AFTER GETTING UP

Immediately after getting up, splash cold water on your face or have a shower. This will get rid of your drowsiness.

 

  • HAVE A BIT OF CAFFEINE AFTER WAKEUP

Have tea or coffee for that burst of energy in the morning.

 

  • MAKE IT A DAILY HABIT

Once you start getting up in the morning, don’t stop this habit. Practice it daily till you no longer need an alarm clock to rise up before the sun.

 

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