We just went through daylight savings time, so I am sure that the issue of sleep has at least crossed your mind lately. Why is sleep important? Because it can either give you less hours in a day or it can give you more. I know you are busy, so I am guessing that the more time that you can have in a day, the better.
Here are four ways that you can benefit from waking up early:
1.Get in bed earlier.
As you get older, you realize just how valuable sleep is, says the guy with a two year old. Sleep just doesn’t happen like it used to. It almost becomes an award on some days. So, I learned to stop fighting sleep. instead, I embraced it. I promise you won’t miss much, at least I didn’t. By that time of the day, it’s hard to think clearly about anything. The secret is to get in bed earlier, but to wake up at the same time everyday. This trains your body to actually get up when you want to wake up.
2. Priorities become the first of your day.
Your top priorities become the first thing that you do everyday. It shows what and who you care about. For me, my days are drastically different depending on if whether I spend time with God in the morning versus mornings that I neglect that time. Whatever your routine is, put the things in the morning that prepare you for the day ahead of you.
3. You don’t steal time from others.
We have talked about this before, but it is so important, especially if your spouse’s love language is quality time. A computer just doesn’t say quality time to your family. I says, “Leave me alone, I’m busy.”
Chase your dreams without affecting quality time with your family. Waking up earlier and accomplishing things gives more time to those that are important to you and gives value to the time you put into your dreams in the morning. Remember, nothing worth having ever came easy. Putting time in earlier brings even more value to what you are doing.
When you start looking at yourself as a successful person, then you will start thinking like one. You will want to do what other successful people are doing. And one of those things is waking up early. Just reading the above link will show you just how many driven, successful leaders are excited about starting their day.
Try waking up earlier than you are right now for the next three weeks straight and start a new habit. Let us know how it goes once you are disciplined in this area. If you don’t like it, then go back to what you were doing, but watch and see if you get more out of your days once you make this switch.
Are you an early riser or a night owl? You can leave your comment below.