The 5 Benefits of Being an Early Riser
5 Benefits of Being an Early Riser
Before I go on to share with the benefits of being an early riser let me share with you a typical day for me:
4.30 – 5.00 – Get up looking forward to the day ahead, in fact really excited about the day ahead. No alarm clock to rudely awaken me out of a good nights sleep as I get up naturally.
5.00 – 5.15 – Check in with important emails, prioritising what needs to be answered now and saving other emails for later replies.
5.15 – 5.45 – Check stats and leave comments on Facebook page, this might seem trivial but the Facebook page now has over 3.3 Million likes and there’s a lot of comments and readers to keep engaged with.
5.45 – 6.00 – Cup of coffee and walking around the kitchen (I do all my thinking and come up with some ideas whilst walking around), put notes in my ideas book.
6.30 – 6.45 – Meditation or relaxation
6.45 – 7.30 – Take my mental dog, Kara for a walk, Get my son up for work, and get Sharon up and spend some time with her before she goes to work
7.30 – 09.00 – Schedule calls, interviews, write for blogs, create products, update programs etc
11.40 – 12.00 – Micronap
12.00 – 12.30 – Lunch
15.30 – 16.30 – Housework
16.30 -17:30 – Spend time with Sharon
17:30 – 19.00 – Some more work on websites, products, scheduling meetings, connecting, coaching, calls
19.00 – 20.00 – Dinner
20.00 – 22.00 – Spend time with Sharon with a little work in-between
22.00 – 12.00 – Bedtime, chat with Sharon, TV (only watch Tv Series lIke Game of Thrones, Suits, The Originals, The Dome, Crossing Lines etc)
This routine obviously changes at the weekend. Friday night is movie night and we sit in to all watch a movie together or go to the cinema if there a good movie we all want to see.
I still get up at 4.30 – 5.00 on Saturday and Sunday and work a little longer as Sharon doesn’t get up until around 9am. So weekends are family time and I’ll do a little work when Sharon and the boys are watching TV, later on.
5 Benefits of Getting up Early
1. Start the day excited
I honestly wake up feeling excited about the day ahead and getting up early makes it all the more special as I love the solitude of me being the only person up at that time. I value my alone time and this is the great time to start whilst I have no distractions.