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Getting up early is one habit that successful people have. Many of them claim that being up early in the morning is what enables them to remain ahead of the competition. Well, you don’t have to be a business person or a professional to develop the same habit, because it is something that each one of us can certainly do. Interestingly, though, so many of us just hate waking up at dawn.

 If you haven’t really tried getting up before the sun rises, reading this post may convince you that you should.

Here’s what you get by being an early bird:

a. You are more likely to have a productive day.

Being productive is a requirement for success. And to be productive, you should start your day on the right foot. Take note that you don’t have to rush to start the day. You can send emails as soon as you get out of bed, or you may also begin your morning routine by preparing breakfast. It doesn’t matter what you choose to do because what matters is what time you start doing it.

b. It helps you become more self-disciplined.

It takes a lot of willpower and self-discipline to be able to wake up before sunrise every single day. And this is one trait that you need to have if you want to be successful. If you have always found it hard to skip the snooze button, you should do it little by little until you get used to being a morning kind of person.

c. Being up early gives you more energy.

When you get up early, you will feel that you have more energy throughout the day. This is because being able to do what you have to do during the morning gives you a sense of relief and excitement knowing that you have been productive. Also, getting up early means you have more time to meditate, practice yoga or even do some workout. These physical activities allow your body to release more endorphins, which helps in boosting your energy.

d. You get a feeling of satisfaction.

Getting half of your tasks done before noon is quite an accomplishment that must give you satisfaction. Knowing that you have little to do for the remainder of the day will also inspire you and encourage you to spend more time for yourself or with the important people in your life. And when you are this satisfied, you will also have a greater motivation to do the same thing the next day. In short, it becomes a habit or a cycle.

e. You get to have more time for your family.

If you ask a professional personal coach, you will hear the same thing about the importance of spending quality time with the family. By starting early, you will finish work early, and this gives you more time to spend with your loved ones. Needless to say, this is an important aspect of keeping your work and life balance, which is also key to achieving success.



About the author



Cecile Peterkin is a certified career and retirement coach, and a registered member of the Career Professionals of Canada and the International Coach Federation. She is also the Founder and Senior Career Strategist at Cosmic Coaching Center, provider of career and life management services for middle managers and mid-career professionals across Canada, United States and Europe.