You’ve probably heard the saying, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” There really is something to be said for starting the day off early. Before the rest of the world has swung into action, there is a sense of efficiency and mental clarity that fades as the morning wears on.
For the past few months, I’ve been getting up at 5:00 a.m. With two kids in the house, it’s pretty much the only time I have any peace and quiet without the accompanying sense of exhaustion that sets in at night. Although it took me awhile to get used to the routine, I’ve grown to love it, and now I automatically wake up at that hour even on weekends.
Starting can be tough, which is why it’s a good idea to ease into a new early morning routine. Adapt gently, so that you don’t give up in frustration.