3 Reasons I Wake Up 30 Mins Earlier in the Morning
There are lots of books that describe the benefits of waking up early in the morning. One book that I read and really enjoyed was The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. The book looks at 6 habits that can transform your life. One habit that I have been working on is to wake up a little earlier each morning. I feel that this has been beneficial in several ways.
Here are three simple benefits I get from setting my alarm to go off a little earlier each morning.
#1 – Waking Up Earlier Enables a Relaxed Start To The Day
I have been waking up 30 minutes earlier each morning. I do this on work days and it helps me feel nice and relaxed before I have to get on with the task of getting ready for work. I don’t set hit the snooze button on my alarm and I place my phone across the room so I have to physically get out of bed to turn off the alarm. As I am now out of bed, it makes it easier to head to the kitchen, and put the kettle on.
#2 – I Get To Hydrate With a Healthy Drink
I put a slice of lemon in a cup of hot water and I head back to my room. I open the curtains wide so that I can see daylight. I read somewhere that a cup of lemon water is good for the immune system. The body needs to rehydrate after several hours of sleep, so I sip on my drink and enjoy the peace and quiet of the morning.
#3 – I Take Time to Read Something Inspirational
I try to read at least one chapter every morning. I tend to read non-fiction books in the morning. Not sure why, it just seems to have worked out that way. One of the benefits of reading non-fiction in the morning is that it is a great way to get the brain working and thinking about positive things. This is what I gain from reading a lot of self help and personal development type books.
I find them very inspiring and motivational. When I read something that resonates with me, I will underline it so that I remember it.
My half hour is up. I have finished my hot water and lemon and it is now time to get ready for work.
Tweaks I Want to Make in My Routine
I want to expand on my morning routine and get up a little earlier so that I can incorporate a little bit of exercise or at least some stretching. I am interested in learning about Yoga so learning a few easy moves could make some positive differences to my morning. I know that this would improve my day even more.
Check Out The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod – This is a great read if you are looking for ways to improve your daily routine.
Have Your Say: Do you have a morning routine that helps you get your day off to a great start? I would love for you to share your thoughts in the comments section below.