Find a reason to love waking up early
Get motivated to get out of bed by choosing a morning hobby that means something to you.
“The thing that makes waking up so early a joy is getting to be on an incredible show with an extremely dedicated audience,” says Pugliese. “We have the best crew, everyone from the cameraman to the producers is in such a good mood. There’s a feeling of a pre-dawn community [and] it’s something I never experienced in my entire career working for three different networks.”
You might not have a morning show to host at 5 a.m. every day, but your motivation doesn’t have to be anything big; it just has to be important enough to get you up and going. Read a favorite magazine or blog, get in an early-morning workout, watch a few minutes of the news, or listen to your favorite morning radio show. Even being able to relax and sip a cup of coffee instead of rushing out the door can be a great reward.