11 good things that come from being productive in the morning

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| August 10 2016,

02:00 am

Sleep easier at night

Getting up early starts with going to bed early. To be up at 5 or 6 a.m., if you need eight hours of sleep, you need to be in bed with the lights out and the alarm set by 9 or 10 p.m.

Plan effectively and achieve more

Even from day one, you'll be surprised how much more you achieve. It's almost like there is an extra hour added to your 24-hour day! The mornings are often quieter, allowing you to squeeze in time to work on your projects distraction-free.

Change your outlook on life

It's been scientifically proven that early risers are typically more optimistic and conscientious. Such people are able to deal with problems they face more promptly and efficiently.

Finish what you've been putting off

List out the tasks you've been putting off and schedule them to be completed first thing in the morning. Even a single task each day will lighten your workload considerably.

Work out

You don’t have to spend much time doing so – even a 15- to 20-minute workout will do wonders in getting your circulation going and stimulating your brain. This will keep you feeling good all day.

Enjoy the sanctity of silence

Mornings are typically a peaceful time, so enjoy it. Read a book, spend some time outdoors listening to the morning sounds, etc. Or just sit with yourself and enjoy the quiet. It's precious in our bustling world.

Spend some time listening

Even though you may have a lot of initial motivation, monotony might set in once you've been getting up early for a while. To prevent this, spend some time catching up on your favorite podcasts or listening to inspirational talks by prominent personalities in the early morning.

Reflect

This is the perfect chance to meditate and reflect. Do some deep breathing with just the company of the early morning sounds (or lack thereof) and your innermost thoughts. If you aren't sure where to start, identify a single thing that are grateful for in your life each day when you get up. It will make the days more meaningful. 

Spend time with your family

The early morning is an ideal time for connecting with your partner or other family members. The extra time spent together will help to nurture your relationships.

Eat a proper breakfast

A proper breakfast can be somewhat of a luxury nowadays. However, with the extra time you've got, you can cook a healthy breakfast. It's important to fuel your mind and body with nutrition.

Keep a diary

A diary to record your thoughts and dreams each morning helps to put things in perspective. You'll be surprised at some of the habits or desires you don't even realize about yourself once you start penning down your thoughts.

What do you love about mornings? Let us know in the comments below!