“Getting up early and going to bed early makes the man healthy, wealthy and wise” – Benjamin Franklin
“Do not believe in the benefits of getting up early, such as said the enthusiastic Franklin … “ – Mark Twain
Recently, the reader questioned me about my habit of getting up every day at 4:30, and asked me to write about the health benefits of getting up early, which I think is an excellent question. If I do not know all the “official” benefits, I know that getting up early in the morning has many advantages. Wondering how to get up in the morning? Looking for techniques to get up early in the morning without being very tired?
The following tips will help you to wake up to the rooster crowing without difficulty!
However, there are a ton of other great benefits
First, let me tell you that if you are a night owl, and that it works well for you, I think it’s great. There is no reason to change, especially if you are happy like that. But for me, going from late-night to early-morning (yes, that’s possible) was a blessing. It has helped me in so many ways that I will never come back. Here are some of them:
1. Greet the day
I love being able to get up, and greet a wonderful new day. I suggest creating a morning ritual that includes saying thank you for all the benefits you receive. I am inspired by the Dalai Lama, who says,“Every day, think when you get up: today I’m lucky to have woken up, I’m alive, I have a precious human life, I’m not going to ruin it, I’m going to use all my energies for myself to develop, to open my heart to others, to achieve fulfillment for the benefit of all, I will have positive thoughts towards others, I will not get angry or think negatively about others, I will do so as to benefit others as much as I can . ”
2. An amazing start
I used to start my day jumping out of bed, late as usual, and I was hurrying to prepare and prepare my children, and I was hurrying to leave them at school and then get to work late. I walked to my desk, looking ruffled and barely awake, grumpy and I had it after everyone else. Not great as a departure for your day.
Now that I have a completely renewed morning ritual, I did so many things before 8am that the children are ahead, and me too, and by the time everyone gets to work, I’ve already managed to take a head ahead. There is no better way to start your day than getting up early, according to my experience.
No screaming children, no crying babies, no balloon noises, no cars, no TV noise. The first hours of the day are so peaceful, so calm. It’s my favorite moment of the day. I really enjoy this time of peace, this time for myself, where I can think, where I can read, where I can breathe.
4. The sunrise
People who wake up late miss one of the greatest feats of nature, repeated in a full stereoscopic view every day – the sunrise. I like how the day is slowly getting brighter, when the night blue is transformed into lighter blue, when the bright colors begin to seep into the sky, when nature is painted with incredible colors. I like to do my morning jogging during this time, and I look at the sky as I run and say to the world, “what a glorious day!” Really. I really do that. It’s cliché, I know.
Get up early and have lunch. I was told that this is one of the most important meals of the day. Without breakfast, your body runs on its reserves until you are so hungry at lunch time that you eat anything unhealthy you may find. The fatter and the sweeter, the better. But eat breakfast, and you’ll be full for longer. In addition, eating my breakfast by reading my book and drinking my coffee in the quiet of the morning is eminently nicer than swallowing something on the way to work, or at your desk.
There are other times to do exercises other than early in the morning, of course, but I find that if playing sports right after work can also be very enjoyable, it is also more likely to be canceled because that other things are pointing the tip of their nose. Morning exercises are virtually never canceled.
Mornings, at least for me, are the most productive time of the day. I like writing in the morning, when there is nothing to distract me, before I look at my emails or blog statistics. I can finish so much more by starting my work in the morning. Then, when the evening arrives, I have more work to do and I can spend it with my family.
8. Time for goals
Do you have goals? Well, you should. And there’s no better time to review and plan them and accomplish the tasks you’ve set yourself than the first time. You should have a goal that you want to accomplish this week. And every morning, you should decide what is the first thing you can do today to move a little further towards your goal. And that, if it’s possible, do it first in the morning.
Nobody likes the hours of heavy traffic, except Supermajors. Drive earlier, and road traffic will be much lighter, and you can get to work faster, and save time. Or even better, go there by bike (or even better, work from home).
It’s much easier to go to early morning appointments on time if you get up early. Arriving late to these appointments is a bad signal that you send to the person you meet. Arriving early will impress them. In addition, you will have time to prepare yourself.
How to become an early bird?
Do not make drastic changes. Start slowly, getting up just 15-30 minutes earlier than usual. Get used to this for several days. Then reduce by another 15 minutes. Do it gradually until you reach your goal.
Allow yourself to fall asleep earlier. You may be used to staying up late, maybe watching TV or surfing the Internet. But if you continue this habit, while trying to get up earlier, one day or another one will have to surrender. And if it’s early to wake up, then you’ll crash and sleep late and you’ll have to start all over again.
I suggest going to bed earlier, even if you do not think you’re tired, and read while you’re in bed. If you are really tired, you can fall asleep much sooner than you think.
Put your alarm clock away from your bed. If it is right next to your bed, you will turn it off and take a nap. Never make a nap again. If it is far from your bed, you will have to get out of bed to turn it off. Now you are up. You just have to stay up.
Leave the room as soon as you have switched off the alarm clock.Do not be fooled into rationalizing going back to bed. Just force yourself out of your room. My habit is to drag myself in the bathroom and pee. Flushing, washing my hands and taking a look at my horrible head in the mirror is enough for me to wake up enough and face the day.
Do not rationalize. If you let your brain talk to you about not getting up early, you will never get there. Do not return to your bed an option.
Have a good reason. Plan something important to do earlier in the morning. This reason will motivate you to get up. I like writing in the morning, and that’s my reason. Plus, after I’ve done this, I like to read all your comments!
Make getting up early a reward. Yes, it may seem at first sight that you force yourself to do something hard, but if you make it pleasant, you will look forward to it. A good reward is to make a cup of tea or coffee and read a book.
Other rewards could be a succulent treat for breakfast (milkshake! Hmmmm!) Or watch the sunrise, or meditate. Find something that is pleasant for you, and allow yourself to do it as part of your morning routine.
Take advantage of all this extra time.Do not get up an hour or two earlier just to read your blogs, unless it is a major goal for you. Do not get up earlier to ruin this time. Take a leap for your day!
I like to use this time to get ahead, to prepare my children’s meals, to plan the rest of my day, to practice or meditate, and to read. When the clock shows 6:30, I did more than a lot of people in a whole day.