We all work long hours right? Sometimes its difficult to get everything done that you need to do especially when the unexpected happens. Whether you are a single person commuting into London every day, or a CEO juggling work and a family, here are 7 reasons why you should wake up, get up and embrace the mornings.
It’s easy to get dragged down into the day to day and it’s not unusual to be thrown of course by a to-do list that is forever getting longer. By waking up even 30 minutes earlier you can give yourself the time to evaluate, prioritise and really answer the question ‘what do I want to achieve today?’
I know I am guilty of missing breakfast at least two days a week because I am rushing every morning to get to work, then when I finally eat its usually something easy and not necessarily the healthiest choice. We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day so maybe we should take heed, slow down and give ourselves that extra brain power. It can’t hurt right?
No matter where you are in the world or what industry you work in, I can guarantee that there is most likely going to be something you are worrying or stressed about. Taking a walk outside in the morning, filling your lungs with fresh air and watching the clouds go by can really make you put things into perspective and give you that boost you need to make the best judgements.
4. Get things done
Ok, so we all have a to-do list, but how many of you also have the secret to do list which is the pile of unrelenting tasks that you just never get round to. Why don’t you start ticking these off each morning? I can guarantee it will make you feel great!
5. You time
I find it absolutely impossible to get round to the things that I like doing. You know, those things that are just for you. It could be anything from finishing the chapter in the book you have been reading or watching the latest episode of your favourite series on netflix. Waking up early and taking some you time is sure to put you in a good mood for the rest of the day.
As much as I hate to say it, it is true what they say. Exercising does make you feel fantastic afterwards. Getting a morning jog, swim or yoga session in will get all those endorphins running around your brain preparing you for the day ahead.
The morning commute can be one of the most stressful times of they day. Over crowded trains, Some guy honking at you because you didn’t go through a red light and they are late for work. Well I have to tell you, avoiding peak travel time can make for a much more enjoyable journey – you never know, your boss may even let you go home early for being so punctual!
Still not convinced? I dare you to try it for one week and see how you feel.