Have you done a random act of kindness lately ?
If not, no worries. ...  I just get curious about these things.

RAK #41 is a nice one for a Monday ... the day of the dreaded blues!!

I'm going to send, “Just thinking of you!” text messages to my friends and family ...
I’m blessed with amazing friends who often send me texts like this.
Reading their messages truly makes me smile

Are you a morning person ?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved chilling in my bed ..  I was even talking to a few of the girls at MDF about it the other day

I know the importance of sleep even though lately I've been getting up earlier.

In fact, today as I write this it's 5am.
I've always been an early bird , I get so much done in the early hours.
Of course being self employed drives me to achieve as much as I possibly can

The benefits I've experienced from doing this have been amazing, so I wanted to share with you the secret of how to cut 2 hours from your morning alarm time - I'm not sure if you know this but I'm deaf ... I don't have an alarm clock ... I've never used one and I've never slept in either!!

My top tips for rising earlier

1.     Start slow
Don't just decide to start getting up 2 hours earlier and change your alarm from 8am to 6am. You'll never cope!!

Do it gradually over a few weeks.
Try getting up just 10-15 minutes earlier than normal for 3-4 days first.
Than another 10-15 minutes and so on.

2.     Get to be earlier

I haven’t lost 2 hours from my daily sleep – I’ve just moved it.
Most people are ok with 7.5 hours sleep a night, so you need to make sure you're still catching your Zzzzzz's
Bed time should get earlier as you start to rise earlier.
You shouldn’t be more tired from getting up earlier

3.     Be consistent

It’s important to make getting up ealry a routine.
That means not slipping back into old habits.
Ideally, you go to bed and get up at the same time for at least 6 days per week.
On the other, you can break the mould and have a wee lie-in.

4.     Get active

 At the beginning you’ll likely feel more tired, so get up and get started into your day.

Don’t lie in bed or be a couch potato watching morning TV.

Instead, get up and get active .... book a session!!

5.     Exercise and eat right

Eating clean and exercising will make you feel better
If you eat a lot of crap or rely on stimulants like coffee or red bull to get you through the day, cutting back on these - your sleep will thank you!!

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” – Ben Franklin

Getting up earlier has provided me with a number of benefits;

1.     Increased productivity
Getting up before the rest of the world kick starts into action is a great way to get more done.
At this time of the day, there are no distractions and you can really focus on something that you enjoy or are interested in.

2.     Less stress
There’s something about early rising that helps de-stress the body.
Time seems to move slower here which results in less rushing, more personal time and better planning. Overall you’re becoming more in control of your day.

3.     It’s quiet Early mornings are actually the nicest part of the day.
Watch the beautiful sunrises, it’s so peaceful and reflective.

So are you up for the challenge to get up earlier?

What time do you currently get up - hit reply let me know.


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