Are you a morning person?
Would you love to become one?
Many times I have wished I was a morning person.
I imagine waking up early, jumping out bed and seizing the day with joy and gusto!
It would be so much easier.
But it just doesn’t come feel right!
It doesn’t come naturally!
I have struggled with this issue for most of my life.
However in the spirit of health, wellness and ongoing self-improvement, this year I have
resolved to make some major changes in my morning routine.
It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee!
It’s time rise and shine!
And for good reason…
Tensions are rising!
Tempers are flaring!
My husband is a morning person, but I am not!
I must admit that am a little jealous of this.
He bounces up at 5:30am to get the morning papers.
Then he turns on the brightest reading light I have ever seen and begins to
read the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Daily News.
At the same time, he also turns on the television to watch his favorite morning news
It is 5;30am in our bedroom and the circus begins.
I am glad that he is keeping up with what’s going on with the world, but his noisy morning
morning rituals really get on my nerves.
Sure, I should be doing the same things, but I don’t.
I just grab my eye mask to block out the bright light and bury myself under three layers
of sheets and blankets to create a dark cave ad block out the disruptions.
I am just not a morning person.
While he is making his first cup of coffee and catching up on news and emails on the computer,
I am checking the clock and plotting how to get another two hours of sleep, despite the mayhem.
Of course, we have discussed our differences in the past.
But he is right.
I should really make an effort to become an early riser.
Just think of all of the things that I could accomplish if I could just crawl out of my cave and
salute the sun a lot earlier!
Well, I know that it is not easy for me, so I am sure there are many other non-morning people
out there who empathize with me.
We need to be convinced!
Of course, there are lots of obvious reasons.
Having time for a healthy breakfast before leaving for work in the morning is one great reason.
Another good reason to get up early is to have sufficient time to exercise in the morning before eating.
Did you know that when you exercise on an empty stomach in the morning, not only do you
burn more calories from fat during the exercise itself, but by raising growth hormone levels during a
cardio workout in the morning, and then following up with your regular workouts later in the day,
you may increase your ability to burn fat 24-hours per day?
Since losing weight is a big motivator for many of us, this is one compelling reason for becoming a
You know the old saying: “When you snooze you lose.”
So let’s make a commitment to wake up and smell the roses, meditate, exercise, write down your goals,
actually read the newspaper, solve an important problem, come up a a great idea, polish a presentation
or come up with creative idea.
There are so many wonderful ways to make good use of those extra hours.
Let’s get up earlier and seize the day!
You’ll be glad you did!
The infographic below provides more good reasons to become a morning person.
Let’s look at the benefits of becoming a morning person and explore a few good reasonsto change our
daily morning routines.
Which ones are your faves?
How to Become a Morning Person
Are you a morning person or are you trying to become one?
What do you like most about being a morning person?
How would your life be different if you got up a lot earlier?
What are your tips and suggestions for becoming a morning person?
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