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Starting Your Day Right: Getting Up Early!

Starting Your Day Right: Getting Up Early!

The morning really is the most important part of your day. What you do (or don’t do) sets up your general state of mind for the rest of the day.
I find the days that I get up early and allow adequate time for everything the day just flows better. Getting up early also allows more time for productivity when your brain is fresh.

Take some time to list the things that you might like to get done in the morning.

Here is my list:

Write
Yoga
Smoothie/nourishing breakfast
Light housework
Getting me/kids ready for the day

Then work out how much time you might need/like to do each activity. It also helps to map out a rough schedule ie.

5.30 Wake up + green tea
5.45 Write
6.15 Yoga
6.45 Make breakfast
7.00 Wake up kids/have breakfast
7.30 All get ready for the day/light housework

So ideally to fit in everything I want to get done in the morning I will need to set my alarm for 5.30.

Now I am sure I am not the only one who continually sets their alarm earlier and then actually sleeps in for longer and the morning turns into a stressful rush. To be able to wake up at the time specified you really need to work out your ideal bedtime. This is a great calculator to do that:

http://sleepyti.me/

So I have worked out that I will need to be falling asleep around 10 to get up at 5.30 which ideally means that I will need to be in bed by 9.30 – wish me luck!

Beth xxoo

Great Links:

http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2005/05/how-to-become-an-early-riser/

http://zenhabits.net/early/

Robin Sharma on β€œhow to wake up early”:

(Photo: Josh Sortino)


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