Make your day bigger with waking up early
Many people, when asked what they do to get more done in less time say they exercise, read, eat better food, meditate, and then they wonder why waking up early will make you more productive.
They might have all of those things listed, or maybe one of them is missing. When you are trying to get more done in less time, exercising and eating better, meditating, and being organized may help you out a bit in the beginning, but after a while it will start to take its toll.
If you were like me, and exercise doesn’t help, and you are already running behind, and you start thinking, “Waking up early will make me more productive,” then I have bad news for you. It just will not.
One of the biggest causes of poor mornings is lack of sleep. It really does depend on the person, but it seems to be something that affects everyone.
For some people, maybe going to bed and getting up 30 minutes later makes a difference in their morning.
But for the majority of us, going to bed and waking up 30 minutes later each night makes the morning times harder. That means you are going to be in a hurry when you wake up, and you will be tired and grumpy.
Waking up early and staying awake will also decrease your stress level. This is one of the biggest causes of poor days in the workplace.
When you are stressed, it shows in your face, you voice, you hand and everything else.
You will find that you are not as productive as you could be.
So, going to bed and staying asleep gives you a much needed chance to decompress, take a deep breath, clear your head, and look forward to your day.
You will be surprised how much more productive you can be when you take this small step.