Benefits of waking Early

"In order to become successful one must emulate the ways of successful people"

After reading an article on MSN, I noticed a pattern between our favorite successful people, and that is that they all start their day earlier than most people. So, because I would like to be one of those successful people I decided to challenge myself to waking up early. I already consider myself a morning person so how hard would it be to wake up an hour earlier. I also thought this was a good idea because I really wanted to start exercising but between working a full time job and being a mother it is difficult for me to find the time. I planned to wakeup at 5:30am and do a little yoga session in my living room and on May 1st I did just that. I quickly noticed my energy went up and I was excited to wake up each day at 5:30am. It definitely helped a lot that I already went to sleep around 9:30pm so it was an easy transition for me.

Benefits of Waking Early:

1. Sets a positive mood for the rest of the day

2. Increases job performance and career success

3. Increases productivity

4. Helps sustain a healthier diet

6. Improves quality of sleep


Steps to becoming an Early Riser:

1. Go to bed early, start by cutting back 15 minutes earlier than usual at a time

2. Go to bed in a positive state

3. Create a morning schedule/ to-do list

4. Create a reason for getting up early

5. Set an alarm & place far away from bed


Things to do 1st thing in the morning:

1. Exercise

2. Eat breakfast

3. Read

4. Watch the sunrise

5. Enjoy solitude, peace & quiet

6. Express gratitude

7. Meditate

8. Set, review & plan goals


Successful People who are or were Early Risers:

1. Benjamin Franklin

2. Condoleeza Rice

3. Barack Obama

4. Tim Cook

5. Michelle Obama

6. Howard Shultz

7. Tim Gunn

8. Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson

9. Oprah Winfrey

10. Warren Buffet

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”
— Benjamin Franklin