I enjoy getting up early. In the early hours of morn, when the world is still asleep, the quiet is mesmerising. It gives you a couple of hours extra “me” time. I find this time best for reading and writing when my mind is at it’s best.
Here, I should mention this that I was inspired to get up early after reading a popular book, Miracle Mornings by Hal Elrod, suggested by my hubby. You should read it when you have time. I have put a link on this page, do check it out.
Have a morning routine that you would enjoy:
Drink a lukewarm glass of water.
Meditate. Do deep breathing for 3 to 10 minutes. It’s a great way to start your day.
Enjoy your beverage or whip up a healthy smoothie.
Exercise. Go for a jog or do some brisk walking or simply stretch your body. 10 to 15 minutes.
Write. Creative or simply update your planner.
OR Read something positive like a good motivational book.
A morning that starts well, often turns into a productive and satisfying day.
If you are not in the habit of getting up early but would like to do so, here are a few tips to ease your waking to an earlier morning.
Plan a morning routine that appeals to you. A well-planned morning routine can be beneficial for both body and mind. An effective morning routine can help you to be more productive for rest of the day. Also, it would be a good time to plan your life goals. When you have something to look forward to, you will be motivated to wake up on time and not procrastinate.
Gradually increase your waking time - 15 minutes early first, then when you get used to that, set alarm for 15 minutes earlier again till you reach your desired time.
Retire to bed early.
Have a unwinding routine. Set up a time to retire to bed. Prepare for the bed. Some people like to hear soft music, others may like to read a little.
No blue light devices please. No TV, no kindle, no mobile – these devices emit blue light which causes loss of sleep.
A tip that I found helpful when I was unable to sleep. You might like to try it.
Close your eyes after you lie down, lay your hands parallel over your head and take 10 to 15 deep breaths.
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