Hey! Are you ready to learn about a simple habit that can help you reshape your life? Are you ready to start seeing results? Do you want to begin each day with a win? Well, get ready because this one habit I’m about to share with you is something that can help navigate you on your path to success. Let’s do this!
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Beep! Beep! Beep! The alarm clock goes off. I quickly turn to my side, hit the snooze button, and roll back over as I drift away for at least ten more minutes or maybe longer. Repeat the process. Only now, I get up. I’m more tired, frantic, and running out the door.
We’ve all been here, right? We set our alarms and go to get up but quickly fall victim to the comfort of our own beds. It takes a lot of energy, discipline, and willpower to get up early and start the day off on the right foot.
What if I told you that instead of hitting the snooze button, instead of laying back down, you get up and start your day? No excuses, no pushback. You just get up and go. Still not feeling it? Well, what about this?
What if I told you that by getting up early, your life could change? Now, are you curious? Well, keep reading, and I’ll show you how.
Wake Up Early. Change Your Life.
Waking up early can change your life. As someone who loves sleep and strives to get as much as possible, getting up early still tends to be a constant battle. But lately, the days that I have been getting up early have helped me achieve some massive results. I’m more energized. I’m more refreshed. I’m more focused. I feel better. I feel ready. Getting up early has allowed me to begin each day with the right mindset.
When you get up early, you set the tone for the day. You control the day. The day doesn’t control you. That is one lesson that I have learned.
Think about it this way. When we hit that snooze button, we’re making the decision to not get up. We’re making the decision to quit before the day has even begun. We’ve already decided that we’re not ready for the day. So instead of just getting up and getting after it, we wait until the last possible second. So now, instead of feeling tired and defeated, we’re feeling rushed, frustrated, and frazzled. Not a good mix, right?
Sound familiar, or is it just me? I know I can’t be the only one that has this struggle. I’ve always been a snoozer. I’m the kind of guy that will wait until the last possible second before I have to get up and head for the door. But even though I know that this is no good, I still do it anyway. It’s because, at this point, I’m hardwired to wait. So getting up early takes a mindset tweak. One that I know we can make because I’ve done it. Just not consistently enough. But I’ve noticed that getting up at least ten minutes earlier can profoundly affect the rest of my day. Try it. Start small and see how it goes.
But there are some ideas for you to consider when getting up early. Let’s dive into some of them.
Why Get Up Early
When we choose to get up early, we decide that we want control over how our day goes. Now, of course, some things are out of our control. But every little habit helps set the stage. Getting up early is about being proactive and not reactive. That being said, why get up early? Well, there are several reasons.
The reason behind getting up early is to get up and do something for yourself. Something that makes you feel alive. Something that gives you access to the fire for life. Now, that looks different for all of us. But here are a few excellent ways to begin the day:
- Start your day with prayer, meditation, or gratitude exercises.
- Write or journal. A chance to be creative or imaginative.
- Workout, go for a walk, get moving.
- Read positive/wholesome books, content, or articles.
- Eat a nutritious breakfast or drink water.
- Spend some quiet time alone.
Do you already do some of these? Are you interested in implementing any of these habits into your own morning routine?
Well, now that we know how waking up early can help us get after the day, let’s explore some do-nots when it comes to waking up early.
Do Not Get Up Early To Do These
Do not trade in sleep to get up early. Sleep is important. Don’t try to wake up so early that you sacrifice much-needed rest. Maybe get up ten minutes early. Twenty minutes early. Maybe go to bed earlier. All of our schedules are different. There is no universal guide for everyone because we all have our own things going on. We’re all living our own lives. But I would advise you that whoever you are, whatever you do, and whatever schedule you have, find what works best for you. For me, getting up early is about getting a head start.
Now when you get up early, the goal is to get the day going on the right foot. So there are some things to be careful of when getting up early:
- Scrolling social media or playing on your phone.
- Watching television or reading the news.
- Eating junk food.
- Consuming negative energy.
Getting up early is about taking control, staying positive, and seizing the day. Don’t overload yourself with the wrong kind of energy.
Think You’re Ready To Wake Up Early?
Trust me. It’s tough making that decision to spring yourself out of bed and march right into a new day. But once you make that choice, I believe you’ll be happy that you did. The key to all of this is to start your day off with the right mindset, in the right headspace, and in the right fashion.
Once again, this looks different for everyone. Determine what way works best for your schedule and then implement it in your life. Never sacrifice quality sleep or rest. Know your body. Know what your body needs and how much sleep you need. But also, know your goals. Know what you’re after. But most importantly, know yourself.
Getting up early can change your life. I know because I’ve seen it. As a busy father and husband that is also working full-time and trying to grow a writing and blogging business on the side, my life is always go-go-go. I often don’t make the time I need for myself a priority. I often sacrifice what is important. I sometimes don’t feel my best, and when I don’t feel my best, everything else suffers. Family, work, writing, etc. If we want to do our best, we have to give our best, which means we also have to strive to meet our best. Getting up early makes me feel my best. It gives me the power back. It gives me control over the day. I believe it can provide you the same results if implemented in the right manner.
Well, what do you think? Are you ready to set the alarm, get your butt out of bed early and conquer the day? What are you waiting for? The day is getting away. Go and catch it.
Thank you so much for reading. You are now one step closer to recreating yourself. But that decision is entirely up to you. If you found this article inspiring, motivational, or even helpful, please share it with a friend so we can help others feel the fire for life!