Happy 2020, my friends!
I’m super excited to post this first blog of the year and I hope I can motive and inspire you to make 2020 your best year yet. To me, this year represents perfecting vision and I know with the proper mindset it will be epic!
Recently, I set a little personal goal to wake up an hour earlier every single day. Two weeks in, I already notice the massive, positive shift in my life. I know it’s nothing I haven’t mentioned before and it certainly is not a breakthrough thought, but it is an easy goal to reach and it is totally worth trying. I want to challenge you to rise early with me this year, but first I will share four reasons why it’s a good, simple goal that will change your life and that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine.
Waking up early starts the day out with a feeling of accomplishment and this sets the tone for the rest of the day. Why is their a feeling of accomplishment? It is simply because you are doing something positive and productive! Plus, you are following through with your word. You are keeping small promises to yourself. These promises add up and increase personal confidence! Increased personal confidence typically comes when you are doing things that help you level up.
This holds true if you maintain a typical sleep style, I know some of us are night owls, but if you go to sleep at 11pm usually and wake up at 7:00 am, then try waking up at 6:00 am, instead. If getting 8 hours of sleep is important to you then try going to sleep a bit earlier the next night. The thing about waking up late is that we are more easily distracted. The first thing many of us do is scroll Instagram or check Facebook or the news and this makes us immediately reactive. We react to what people are saying or posting. By being reactive, we miss out on the opportunities that come by being proactive. Waking up before the world is a great way to have quiet time and to reflect or to start working on something that is meaningful to you that could change your life if you accomplished it!
What this basically means is that the gateway to your subconscious mind is wider than it is throughout any other part of the day. By waking up early, you can train yourself to be more productive and also you can take advantage of the increased creative insight you can receive and implement toward your goals and the work you want to start working on. Not only have you picked up extra time by waking up early, but you have also untapped more brainpower!
For night owls, I suggest slow shifts into more “normal” hours in order to try this. It might not be for you, but you never know unless you try! If it doesn’t work out, there wasn’t much risk in the first place.
This one is obvious and so key! Imagine getting a jump start on tasks every day. That is 7 hours per week of added productivity. I bet after awhile, assuming you don’t compensate at night with early bedtime, that you won’t even notice the lost hour of sleep. Imagine doing more than 1-hour! Imagine 2-hours or even 3-hours earlier! We don’t need to get carried away, but the possibilities become even broader.
This article states that 50% of self-made millionaires typically wake up 3-hours before their work day starts. You don’t have to be an entrepreneur, though. This is a lifestyle game-changer that anyone can and should try. Basically a person increases their chances of reaching their personal goals if they take the initiative to wake up early.
The down-sides to waking up early are few and the benefits are many! I challenge you to join me on this challenge. Try it and let me know what you think in the comments. If you haven’t subscribed to my YouTube channel, consider it!
Thanks for reading, guys. We’ll speak again soon.