Good Morning! It is 7:30AM. I have already worked out and I am on my way driving to work, listening to Tim Ferris’s podcast. What a way to start a day, huh? I have to admit it feels good.
In this post I am going to tell you why waking up early is important, what are the benefits and what are my morning routines to kick off the day properly. Life most of the time is a confidence game and what getting up early gives you is a productive feeling, a feeling that you own the day. First thing first you will probably notice that your days will become longer and you will have more time, to achieve your daily tasks. Instead of just sleeping 2-3 more hours you do not really need, you will be up. Working out, while the world is still sleeping. All of those build a tremendous amount of confidence.
It is a good to get up early, and even better to start your day with a routine. It can be anything – meditation, journaling, planning your day, yoga, workout and etc. Personally I am doing a short workout, then I stretch and afterwards I take a cold shower. The so called “Wim Hoff” Method. Working out gets your blood flowing, stretching helps you overcome the grogginess and the cold shower is refreshing – feels awesome. Of course you can modify your workouts and add to them. I usually meditate in the evenings, but sometimes I add it to my morning routine.
What is also a good idea – plan your morning workouts or routines before going to bed, so you don’t have to think when you get up – when the alarm goes off you get up and execute. You can also plan your day ahead – It gives you a pleasant feeling and a better sleep as well. The better the sleep, the easier is the waking up.
“Everything sound good. I want to get up early and start my day properly, but I just cannot help it”.
“When the alarm goes off, I snooze and afterwards I feel even worse”.
That is the case for a lot of people, this was the case for me as well. At the beginning it’s hard I know, but once you start doing it every day, it gets easier and once you develop it as a habit you won’t even think about it.
The secret of getting up early is going to bed early. How do we do that, because that’s also an issue – it’s simple you have to be tired. How do we get tired by getting up early, be productive, workout etc. Be active and you will notice that the first week you will want to go to bed before 11pm. Another tip to go to bed early is switching your phone and computer off. Instead you can journal, meditate or read a book. Thousand time more beneficial.
This the way I view things about early mornings, morning routines. It can have a great impact on you, as it did on me. Experiment with yourself see what works for you. Remember we all have 24 hours, it depends how we use that time. Please use it wisely.
“The trouble is, you think you have time.”
P.S. I hoped you enjoyed reading and found at least some of the information useful. Please do write in the comments, how it is working for you, or if you have your own methods & rituals related share them with us. Also if you have any question feel free to ask.
Own your day, own your life!