Cease to be aidle; cease to be bunclean; cease to cfind fault one with another; cease to dsleep longer than is needful; retire to thy bed early, that ye may not be weary; ariseearly, that your bodies and your minds may be invigorated.

This year, one of my goals is to become an early riser. The scriptures counsel us to do it and all the successful people I’ve known or read about seem to be early risers. However, I haven’t been able to consistently wake up early since my mission.

For those of you like me who find it hard to wake up early, head on over to Steven Palvina’s site. He’s got a great post on how to become an early riser. The trick it seems is not to go to bed and wake up at the same time everyday, but rather just wake up at the same time. You only should go to bed when you’re actually sleepy. Some days you’ll be sleepy at 10 PM, others at 12AM, but you still wake up at 5 or 6 AM.

I’ve been doing it this past week and it seems to be working. It’s been really nice. I’ve been able to get much more done during the day by waking up a few hours earlier. Let’s see if I can keep it up.