They say it’s the early bird who catches the worm, which is often true. Those that love the morning and are bright eyed and bushy tailed at sunrise have a lot going for them. Many well-known successful people in history are known to be early birds and can get a lot accomplished before the rest of us rises. If you find yourself most productive in the morning hours, here are just a few more tips to make the most of each morning.
If you are an early riser, you are in luck, because that means you can get your workout done before most people even wake up. Morning people have more energy in the AM, so that is when you should go for your run, attend an early morning boot camp or ride your bike to work. That way you can’t use the “I’m too tired to workout” excuse after work when your energy is depleted.
Make Your Dinner Early
Do you rise and shine with the sun? You likely are setting (and sleepy) when the sun does, too. We tend to make the best healthy food choices when we are alert and energized. Consider preparing your dinner in the morning and reheat it once it’s dinner time, that way you don’t get lazy because you’re too tired and end up choosing something quick and easy that will ruin your diet goals.
Don’t Quit Your Day Job
Early birds do their best work in the daytime, particularly morning hours. This is because your brain is at optimum functionality mode, so focus on doing the most important tasks early in the day before you hit your afternoon lull.
Listen To Your Body
When early risers stay up past their bedtime, they become susceptible to exhaustion and illness. Remember that you have been up and functioning much longer than your night owl friends. So when you start to get tired, your body is telling you to slow down. You may be ready for bed at 9pm; that doesn’t make you a dork, it makes you an early bird! Learn to listen to your body.
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I happen to be an early bird, which is why I am writing this article bright and early when I am at my peak! Simply know thyself and you will find that you get the most out of your day.