Why Early Mornings Are Great.
Early mornings are one of the crucial parts of the day as it sets the tone for how our day turns out. One of the things I hear and read from young adults is the issue of time management. We struggle with getting things done as at when due because we think that time is never enough especially those of us having a 9-5 job.
There’s a responsibility that you have to your organization to deliver on our job and also you owe it to yourself to invest in your personal development. We set goals for the year yet we struggle to see those goals through because it feels like we do not even have enough time to catch our breath not to talk of smashing our goals. Most time, this can be overwhelming.
One of the many ways we can increase our productivity level this year is by rising up early and maximizing our mornings. This has been one of my greatest gifts since last year and it has helped me drastically reduce my stress level.
Here are 5 reasons why early mornings are great:
1. Spiritual Awakening.
If you are a person of faith, you will understand how important it is to daily communicate with God. Early in the morning provides you with the serenity needed to focus on your conversations with your God and step into the spiritual world. You are free from distractions especially when every other person in the house is fast asleep.
In last week’s post, we discussed the benefits of journaling and while some persons might skip journaling daily, one of the reasons is because they rush out of bed and dash to the bathroom to prepare for work and they do not have time to document whatever thought they got for the morning. One of the best times to journal is in the morning when your fresh thoughts for the day are documented and in most cases, our best thoughts are documented in the morning.
3. Planning Your Day.
Our big goals are supposed to be broken down to our day-to-day activities and when we get up early enough, we are able to set the tone for the day ensuring that our daily activities add up to our ultimate goal.
A 2019 study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that morning exercise improves attention, visual learning, and decision-making. And when we exercise, our body releases one of the “happy hormones” called Endorphines which helps to relieve stress, pain, and discomfort.
For people who work 9-5, they leave for work early and get back late and very tired, they find it difficult to read or do other meaningful things because they need to prepare for work the next day. When you get up early, you can spend some 20 minutes of your morning reading or work on your personal projects.
I understand that not everyone is a morning person but if you struggle with getting things done or meeting up with deadlines, I strongly recommend you try out getting up earlier than you use to and organize your day in such a way that you are prepared physically and mentally to ace your day.
Do you have other reasons why you think early mornings are great? Please share. I will be in the comment section.