I can understand that not everyone is a morning person, and that we all function optimally with different amounts of sleep. I haven't always been an early riser, waking up early is a habit of which you must work on to maintain. The benefits are amazing.
Why I wake up early
I have not always been an early riser. Times have changed, I like keeping a positive outlook and keeping fit, waking up early is a habit that you must work on to maintain.
I have learned that if I rise early I can achieve so much more in a day and therefore in life. Sleep is incredibly valuable for a busy life and I try to get it whenever and wherever I can. Getting up and at it early gives me time to get on top of things and chart my day effectively.
I try to routinely wake up at around 5am. By rising early, I am able to do some exercise and spend time with my family, which puts me in a great mind frame before getting down to business.
Getting a good nights sleep
It is so important to get a good nights sleep to maximize your resting time. Insufficient sleep can lead to obesity, heart disease and diabetes. It can also impact your immune system, which of course means you’ll be more likely to get sick. The bottom line is that if you want to be more productive, eat better and achieve your goals, then you need to focus on getting an adequate amount of sleep. Improve your sleeping habits.
If you are getting enough sleep, and making this a habit. Waking up earlier will give you the hours that will allow you to start each day with a fresh and organized slate.
Sharp minds need sleep...but our brains can be conditioned and nurtured to be productive in other ways. Exercise, reading, conversation and a positive outlook also keep the mind active and alert.
Most importantly, life is not a dress rehearsal, so we should live each day to its full capacity. I think it goes without saying that the days that we stretched out are more memorable than those when we got a good night’s sleep. However, whatever works best for each individual should be embraced, working flexibly means working efficiently.
Habits can also keep you locked in self-destructive patterns that will limit your success. Whatever sleeping and waking habits you have established up to this point are producing your current level of results. More than likely, if you want to create higher levels of success, you are going to need to drop some of your habits to make this the year for success.
Being an early riser is not about trumpeting how hard you work. It’s about doing everything within your power to help you achieve success; and if that means you have to get up at an hour not known to most, then you might as well enjoy the sunrise. Start on Monday, these are the best Monday morning habits for you to adopt.