If you have followed me on Instagram you know that I’m all for waking up early. There are days that I would get up at 3:30 just to make a class at the gym. Waking up earlier can be a huge part in setting or creating a new morning routine.
To be honest I have been struggling lately with getting up earlier and I know it is because of the changing weather. It can seem easier to do in the spring and summer when the sun comes up earlier in the day, but when it’s cooler in the fall, it might be the last thing you want to do.
However, this is exactly why it is a great time to become a morning person. So it’s time that I get back into adding workouts to my morning, which means more waking up earlier.
It Helps You Fit in Daily Exercise
Exercise works best for me in the morning. With just a little more time in the morning before you have to get ready for your day, you will have enough time for a quick exercise routine. It doesn’t have to be a trip to the gym just 20 minutes of yoga or going for an early morning walk is a wonderful practice to start for the morning. It gives you more energy and helps you get ready for the day. I actually like to do a few YouTube workouts that I listed here.
It Helps You Re-Focus on Productivity
When you wake up earlier, it gives you more time to get things done and find the right
mindset. This is the time I use to journal and write my affirmations for the day. If you are in the practice of hitting snooze a few times, by the time you actually get out of bed, you are rushing just to get ready on time. Yep, that’s right don’t hit snooze, I know this too well. I have started to leave my phone in a different room so I have to get up when my alarm goes off. There isn’t enough time to gradually get up, write in a journal, and do anything other than jump in the shower and throw clothes on as fast as possible if I hit snooze.
If you can wake up even an hour earlier, think of how much more time you have to find the right mindset and do something every morning that will help you be more productive. Check out this post for tips on starting new fall routines here.
Many People Who Wake Up Early are Happier
Being a morning person (Whether you want to be or not) has also been linked to more happiness and contentment. This is why I’m always smiling. Yes, waking up early can be rough in the beginning, but that doesn’t mean you won’t get used to it. What you get from it can be far more beneficial for you, helping you to get things done, have a more positive mindset, and even add in some healthy habits. All of this can mean becoming a happier person.
You Can Develop Healthy Habits for the Fall
If you feel like you were more relaxed over the summer with your habits, fall is the ideal time to pick everything back up again. Fall is always a good time for a reset. You can develop healthy habits specifically for this time of year, plus get back to the healthy habits you were doing before summer started. Think about everything from your diet and fitness routine, to having time in the morning to write in a journal or just having a few minutes of quiet in the house before the rest of the family wakes up.
Peace and Quiet
Do you have kids, or a busy life? Waking up early can give you the peace and quiet that is needed in life. It gives you time to clear your head from the day before and get your thoughts together for the day. If you wake up early enough you can breathe and relax, read a few pages of a book or just sit in silence/meditate. Silent time can be really good for the brain and body.
Are you already a morning person? If not are you going to try to be?