Wednesday, February 20, 2008

21 Reasons why Getting up Early is a Good Idea

Getting up Early is equal to More Hours per Day. If you understand this simple equation, you have got solution to all your time-related issues. But, if you still need a reason, here are 21 of them why you should get out of bed when your entire neighborhood is in deep slumber.

  1. Gives you a Good Head start. Helps you organize your time better. Just watching the sunrise can make you feel great.

  2. Morning Workouts are much more effective because you burn calories from fat already in your system. No chance of missing the workouts either, because of extended meetings, evening out with friends or visiting relatives.

  3. Early morning power walks gear you well for the hustle & bustle of the day.

  4. You can use the extra time to catch up with your mum and all the friends, who keep complaining about how you never call them up.

  5. Incorporate Morning News in your day. Take time to read newspaper and keep yourself abreast with what’s happening around you.

  6. Start Meditation. It relaxes your mind, sharpens brain and induces emotional balance.

  7. Join a Sports activity. Go play tennis or badminton and get yourself new friends at the same time.

  8. Beat the rush-hour traffic. Half the mornings are spoilt because you get caught up in the traffic on your way to office.

  9. Spend more time with family. Catch up with what’s happening in their lives.

  10. Cook something by yourself and feel healthier. So you don’t eat junk food in office and feel bad about it the whole day.

  11. Enjoy the bliss of early morning quietness and feel the peace within.

  12. Start a Journal. Write all your troubles and record all your beautiful memories. You would love reading it later.

  13. Tired of everyone’s claim to your time? Reserve this time exclusively for you. Think about your long term Goals.

  14. Eat your breakfast. The whole world knows it is the most important meal of the day.

  15. Play with your dog. It’s a great stress-buster.

  16. Work on yourself. Learn something new—a language, a dance form, a skill, anything you ever wanted to learn.

  17. Attack your Inbox early and clear that backlog of mails. So when you reach office, you have fewer e-mails to get back to.

  18. Reach office before everyone else and enjoy working in peace. You will also get so much done.

  19. Utilise this extra time to brainstorm. Mind is more active and energized in this part of the day. You’ll be able to think more clearly.

  20. Love reading but never get time? Well, do so now.

  21. Go on a long drive. Feel that cool, early morning breeze on your face and hair.

It takes 21 days to form a habit. Try one thing a day and at the end of it you will gift yourself a good habit for life, and add so many hours of fun, enjoyment and healthy living!