Do you want to be a morning person? You want to rise early so you can have more time to do the things you need and want to do? Then you’ve come to the right place.
You know that I’m all about enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle. And getting up early is instrumental in making this journey possible.
What is ‘early?’
Early can mean different things between you and me.
- I could be getting out of bed at 9am every day and now want to rise at 6am.
- I could be getting out of bed at 6am and now want to rise at 4:30am
Whichever the case, you want to get out of bed earlier than you do now.
But you cannot successfully be a morning person unless you have a REASON
Without a reason there can’t be enough motivation for you to get up early. Remember,getting up earlier than you do today is painful, that’s why you haven’t been doing it. Or maybe you are trying to do it but it’s very hard for you to maintain.
Finding a reason to rise early means finding a PURPOSE that will eliminate that pain and replace it with pleasure. So that instead of rising early being painful for you, now it’s pleasurable enough for you to want to keep doing it.
I’m a morning person. I didn’t use to be. But now I can confidently say I’m a morning person. It took a lot of discipline and practice to get out of bed early in the morning. But most importantly, it took a purpose.
I knew I wasn’t going to succeed at being a morning person if I got out of bed and had nothing to do. In order to be a morning person and keep at it, I had to find something that would make waking up that early enjoyable and eventually effortless. I found what I was looking for and now I’ve developed a routine that just makes my journey of a simple healthy lifestyle all the more enjoyable.
- Reading the bible
I feel at most connected to God very early in the morning. He becomes the first thing I think of in the morning, and the perfect start to my day. The Lord is my reason for existence so nothing fulfills me more than acknowledging him first thing in the morning before the demands of the day take over.
Right after I finish my morning time with God, I go outside for some exercise. 30 minutes of exercise get me going. I breathe in the fresh air and share it only with the trees. I watch the beautiful sky as I do so: the stars, the moon (depending on what time of the month it is), and then the beautiful skies just before sunrise. I listen to all kinds of domestic animals, and at that time of the morning every rooster is calling.
- Doing chores
I do my chores next so that anywhere between 8am and 9am I’m done and now I can sit down to write.
I’m a writer who writes everyday, or at least tries to. But I don’t write early in the morning, as you can see in my order of activities. But I do everything else very early so I can free a lot of time to focus on my writing until I start getting dinner ready at 4pm, and then resume working at 6pm until 10pm.
This is my routine, and I’m more than happy with it. Your routine might be different, it doesn’t matter. As long as you find that one thing that you feel passionate about doing first thing in the morning, even if it’s just to enjoy a cup of coffee and have some quiet time before everyone gets up.
- Maybe you are writer too and want to put a few words on paper early in the morning
- Maybe you want to do your chores before the kids get up
- Maybe you want to get to work early so you can have time to prepare for your day.
Whatever the reason. Just remember that there’s no insignificant reason to get up early. Every reason that gets you excited is a good reason and you need to keep it alive so it can work for you for the long term. Find your purpose.
Getting out of bed in the morning is one of the best things you can do for yourself. It’s an essential element to enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle. You begin with the day and have time to do everything you want to do before you retire to bed at night.
Getting up in the morning fills you with vigor. It makes you feel powerful. It makes you feel like you can do anything, and you can. So practice doing it. Take it step by step, be patient with yourself and you’ll get there.
Thank you for reading this post. Please share your own tips on how to be a morning person.