Hey Skylar Dean here, founder of early risers where we teach you how to build habits in order to increase your happiness when each day and create a life that you're proud of. And welcome to the transition video, I want to congratulate you for making it this far. And I want to just say I'm excited that you are really taking initiative and you're back here. So I want to honor you, congratulate you. And thank you. Now, hopefully you learned a lot in the past 234 videos.
Hopefully you've found your watch. Hopefully, you really started to understand the different other reasons why you should be waking up early. And hopefully you created your perfect nighttime and morning routines. Now here's the thing, even if you have all that information in your mind, unless you use it, it has literally no effect on your entire life. So this is where we really get into the use. This is how we get into the transition.
Now before I kind of understood this process, basically everything new that I started, I just threw myself into it. If I was going to do a workout routine I just started right away. If I was changing my diet, I just started. If I was trying to build a break habits, I would just do it because I was excited. You know, you make the intent to change this habit and you picture yourself after you broken the habit. And it's exciting.
It's, you know, I'm gonna be better than I was, I'm gonna be awesome, my life is gonna be so great. And you picture this and you get excited, and you want to change as soon as possible. And here's the thing, when it comes to execution mindset is more important than the actual execution. Here's what I mean. When it comes to mindset, there is a wrong mindset. And there's a right mindset about making a change as big as this about changing your entire routine and building a new habit.
The wrong mindset is I'm excited. I want to change immediately. I'm going to do as much as I can as fast as I can. the right mindset is if I stick to this and I do this the right way. If I approach this slowly If I do this intelligently, and I do it, you know, with full effort, I'm going to be successful. This isn't about changing my entire life in a week.
This is something where if I do this the right way over the next few months, it will literally change my entire life. I can't tell you how many people I've dealt with that just get crazy excited. I had a buddy who was starting his full time job. And he kind of let himself go a little bit. And he texted me for some help. And he was like, hey, I want to lose a ton of weight.
I want to get in great shape. This is going to be awesome. So I sent him all the things that he needed. I sent him a diet plan. I sent him a workout plan, and the entire morning and nighttime routine plan. And I said to him, I was like, this is something you got to take really slow, man, this is something that is gonna really change your entire life if done correctly.
It's not something that you're just going to do for five weeks and then stop. It's something that you have to do every day for the rest of your life or close to every day. Know what I mean? Like not man, I got this, like, I'm good at making transitions. I'm good at making changes. I got this.
And yeah, he totally crushed it the first few weeks, he was super consistent. He was eating healthy he was getting the workouts in. He was optimizing his sleep all that a couple months later, back to his old ways. This is why it is so crucial and so important to make the change in an intelligent way. Because our minds and our body is not meant to adjust that quickly, without the support of outside forces without the support of supplements of friends of a community accountability. And if we really want to make this a lasting change, that becomes a habit.
We need to take it slowly. So if you can get that mindset, great. Now we're ready for the next part of the video if you can't, or rewatch that, think about different times in your life where you've tried to make changes and it went well for the first few weeks and then something happened and you stopped thinking about the times of your life where you started something knew when you were successful. It's all in the mindset of this is a slow process, I have to honor the struggle. I can't, you know, be upset when I miss a day at the gym and totally fall apart, I need to honor the struggle, I need to realize that failures and missing days of the gym and sleeping in are part of the process. And I need to push outside of that comfort zone and past those scalars so you can get that mindset.
Great. Now we talk about the actual transition. So in order to truly make your life as effective as possible with your change, every three weeks is going to be your transition. Now, the first three weeks are going to be a little different. So for the first three weeks, I want you to move your alarm forward to the time that you have to get up if you're pressing snooze. So if you're pressing, if your alarm goes off at 6am and you press snooze until 630 move your alarm up until 630 and work on eliminate hitting the snooze button from your life.
If you haven't checked out the snooze stopper yet, I will put a link down below, you can check that out. But for those first three weeks avoid on not hitting snooze and getting moving right away. Don't add anything else to your morning routine, keep it exactly the same. And do what you can to make it as smooth transition from when you wake up to when you start your day. After those first three weeks, that's when we want to start really moving that alarm clock back. And my rule is for every three weeks that passes by, move your alarm clock back 15 minutes until you're adjusted.
Now you may think that's crazy. You may think that's a super long amount of time, but remember, it's about the process and about the mindset. It's about sticking with it. So say you want to wake up at 6am and you're used to waking up at 8am that is eight different 15 minute periods. So that is eight, three week periods, which is 24 weeks. So if you were to start tomorrow in 24 weeks weeks you would be fully adjusted to your new schedule and 24 weeks.
That sounds like a lot. That is what six that is six months of your time. That's half a year. The picture where you were last year picture even where you were six months ago. Doesn't that seem like a pretty recent time? Yes, it may seem like a long time during the process.
But when you get there and you look back, you are going to be so amazed at how much you've accomplished in those six months. So maybe you're not doing two hours, maybe you're just doing 30 minutes great. In six weeks, you're going to be ready. But for every three weeks, I need you to move your alarm clock back 15 minutes. Now here's the interesting part. This is where it really takes some self analysis from your morning and nighttime routines.
So obviously if you're going to be waking up 15 minutes earlier, odds are unless you really maximize your sleep. Odds are you go to bed 15 minutes earlier and this process is taking apart your nighttime and morning routines and subbing them in For those three weeks, so say I have a two hour routine and my routine involves meditation, it involves working out it involves a gratitude exercise, and it involves some sort of journaling. I can't even remember what I just said it was meditation, exercise, gratitude and journaling. And you want to move your alarm clock back two hours. So the first three weeks you work on that snooze button, you work on cutting that out, really making it part of your life to just transition quickly. The second three weeks, you need something to fill that 15 minute gap.
So maybe start off with you know, meditation, to 15 minutes of meditation, do 10 minutes of meditation and that glass of water and changing it to your new clothes. Do that after those first three weeks. When the next three weeks come by add something else. If your next thing is exercise at 15 minutes of exercise into your day. You know if you're just walking around the block, if you're doing a circuit if you're doing some hit training, try to fit that for the next three weeks. Then those next three weeks, you have another 15 minutes.
So they now maybe do 30 minutes of exercise, and so on and so on. And you keep on adding these 15 minute periods. And you keep on filling these 15 minute periods with part of your routine. So you're kind of building this base, you're building a base with, okay, I'm only moving my alarm clock back this much. And I'm doing this one thing. And after I work on this one thing for three weeks, it becomes part of my schedule, bump it up.
After that, I'm going to work on that second thing, I'm going to stack that on top of the first thing, and you're building this base slowly, all the way up until you have your complete morning routine that has been solidified. It has a strong structure, and it's there to stay in your life. So it's a simple concept, again, but it's all about the mindset and you need to have that there then this is a long term change. This is one of the biggest things that I see people mess up on. It's just the excitement for their new life. But I promise if you stick to this if you do it in the long term and you're smart about it.
You got this, you've really got this. Now before I wrap up, I just want to talk about one issue that I see a lot of people kind of asking you about. And that is about the weekend. Now a lot of us have different lives during the week than we do the weekends, we wake up at 7am. During the week, we sleep until 10am on the weekends, and I used to do the same exact thing. Here's my one amazing piece of advice for the weekends.
Be smart. When it comes down to it, the more your sleep schedule varies, the more it's going to have an effect on your energy levels on your ability to concentrate on your ability to be successful throughout your routine. So really, when it comes down to it, if you don't have to, why stay up? I have a roommate who during the week he goes to bed at a decent time. And on the weekends when he stays in. He's playing video games.
And my philosophy is if you don't need to stay up. Why do it? Why can't you start to meet that new routine And then wake up earlier the next day and do what you were going to do that night. Now I know there's times where friends are involved. I know there's times where you get invited out to the bar to dinner, you want to play video games with your friends online. And I understand that and that is fine.
I'm not going to tell you to totally ditch your social life to do this. The only important thing I want to say is those first 30 days, you need to be consistent. first month, you just have to commit to as much as you possibly can stay on that schedule and doing this almost every single day. And of course, when you get adjusted and when your body is kind of better at that habit of getting out of bed and performing your morning routine, then that's fine, then you're gonna have days where you stay up a little later and you sleep in a little more or you stay up a little later and you don't sleep in a little more. It's about the process. It's about learning what your body can handle and allowing your body to be adjusted.
So be smart on the weekends if you don't have to stay up late. If you do because of a friend or something great, enjoy it, be grateful for your time out or doing whatever plan you have. But really come back to the consistency. Now with all that being said, I just want to thank you. We have reached the end of the course the next video, we're kind of going to tie things together and do a little wrapping up. But thank you so much for your time.
Thank you for your effort during this comment below. Let me know what you thought. Let me know you know, ask me a question, leave a comment, whatever you want to put yourself out there and hopefully I can really respond to you and interact along your journey. So thank you so much. Keep killing it as always, and I will talk to you next time.