Mornings are a special time but many never get the opportunity to fully enjoy the sunless time of the day. It’s a time when anything is possible. Long before the day’s tasks are set, you can have that special time you need to get going and to take a refreshing step that’s impossible to enjoy at any other time. It’s not easy for most, some are just night owls. For others, the thought of waking before then sun has said his final goodbyes to the other side of the world is a thought quickly followed by drooping eyes and a quick slap of the snooze button. But with a little time, old habits can change and you’ll fall into a brand new routine offering many new perspectives.
Why Being an Early Riser Could be for You
There’s Nobody Else Around: Sometimes, you just need a few minutes to yourself, but with kids, spouse, work and friends, it just doesn’t happen when you get home. Maybe you just need a few minutes to unwind and contemplate the day, if so, then say hello to the mornings. There isn’t any part of the day that can offer the solitude and isolation of few minutes of predawn alone time.
Take Time to Wake Up: Few of us are morning people, and by the end of a long week, a post waking question is likely to be greeted by little more than a quick grunt. Kill that habit by enjoying your coffee by yourself. Mornings are all about me time, so use early mornings to relax and let your body wake up to some natural light for a change.
No More Excuses: Been looking to get into that new workout routine? Still trying to start on that new book or maybe you’re just trying to finally become a breakfast person? If you’re up an moving before you have to be, then there’s no excuse left in the book.
It Reinforces Discipline: Life is about discipline, and learning to get out of bed early is a way to help that along. Not only will you not have the excuses for missing your workout out or why you can’t fit in some personal time, but you’ll be able take on the new day with a sense of accomplishment even before you head out the door.
Reinforces a Sleeping Schedule: You’ll want to set the alarm for the same time every day, even on weekends, so that means making sleep a priority in your life, not just how long you can hang in on a weekend.
Becoming an early riser offers a new view of life. You’ll be able to get your coffee fresh and watch people heading out the door that you’ve never seen before. You may even pick up a new appreciation for the others waking in the wee hours and will certainly learn to be more understanding on the morning commute.