3 Things I Like About Getting Up Early

I am not an early bird by any means. If I wake up before 8 a.m., I'm groggy and relatively unhappy until I thoroughly awaken. It takes me at least an hour and a cup of breakfast tea to open my eyes all the way. Getting up early isn't so bad though. Plenty of us quite enjoy it or do it daily. There are some positives about rising with the birds....I guess.

Gotta get that cup o' joe


1. Productivity - If I'm up at 6 a.m., I'm on a roll for the rest of the day. Make breakfast, pack lunch, work. Then I'm motivated to keep going. Why not allow time for a workout or maybe I should call my friend back? I think I have a bank payment to make. Let me clean the bathroom. I have groceries to buy and laundry to do. Well, at least there's time and I'm on a roll. I should try to wiggle in baking some banana bread too.

2. Breakfast - Despite my obvious knowledge that breakfast is the key factor in kickstarting your day, I often forget it. Rising early allows more time to create a delicious meal for myself and give me the opportunity to get hungry. If I wake up later, I'm not hungry until later and by then, I'm at work. A hearty breakfast is the perfect way to start the day and keep me energized.

3. Quiet time - I get time to wake up, rise, and think. What do I want to accomplish today? How can I achieve my goals? Is there anything I forgot to do? Getting up early is inspiring, despite the difficulty I have opening my eyes. Quiet time can help you become a better planner, according to Forbes. Use this time to set goals and organize your thoughts.

Now that wasn't so awful. Set your alarm 20 minutes earlier than usual and see where the day takes you. Stay positive. Keep smiling. Start your day kindly. What about you? Are you an early bird or a night owl?

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22 comments

  1. I hate mornings, I'm definitely a night owl haha! But I agree that you're much more productive in the morning! xx

    Beauty Soup | UK Beauty Blog

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    1. Same. I'd rather be up late than up early. :P

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  2. I agree 100% with this post although I suck at getting up early uuuuuuuugh.. :( But I do try my best at all times. I love the template! I almost used this one but went for the other one hahaha x

    www.definitelymycupoftea.com

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    1. Getting up early sucks. I hope it gets easier with time! Yes, I've seen quite a few people use this theme lately. Oh well...it's a good one! :D

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  3. I am a morning girl. I always long for that serenity and time to for my coffee to kick in. Very nice post.

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com

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    1. Wish I could be a morning person. Workin' on it! :]

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  4. Breakfast & coffee are probably the ONLY factoring elements as to why I would get up early. I wish I could be a morning person though! Thanks for the post!

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    1. Coffee doesn't have the most fabulous effect on me, but breakfast is worth it! :]

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  5. Yes to all three, especially the quiet time one! It's nice to have some time alone before diving into the chaos at work!

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    1. Yeah, it's nice to have some "me' time. I like to just be able to think. :]

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  6. I hate mornings and I need a cup of coffee before I can have a proper conversation with anyone, however once I'm awake I enjoy being up early. Having quiet time is my favourite part about it.


    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I like a black tea in the morning. But yes, mornings are rough. :]

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  7. This was probably just the kick that I needed to get me waking up earlier, I've really let my routine slide with regards to sleep and it's resulted in me feeling constantly tired! Fabulous post and thanks for the sleep inspiration! :)

    http://findmethoseheels.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. These are some great points! I always hated getting up early but now I rise more and more early :) Another thing I like about it is that the city is still so empty and you can enjoy some quite moments before the rush of the day :)
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    1. Totally Carmen! Great name. Hehe. Ever since my full time job, I've had to get up at 7 a.m. or earlier, so it's been quite a transition. :]

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  9. I am the exact same, maybe even more grumpy but my boy has been helping me get up earlier, sometimes even exercise (Gasp!) I have more time to organise myself, enjoy breakfast AND I make sure I make an effort to look nice for the day. It gets easier if its a routine :)
    www.dancingthroughsunday.typepad.com

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    1. Exercise?! I can't even blink at that hour let alone do a workout! :]

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  10. I'm such a morning person. Regardless of how late the night before is, how sure I am that tomorrow can be a sleep-in day, I just can't help myself to be up at the crack of dawn. :) There is something about being so productive before 9:00 am that just makes my day feel all kinds of glorious.

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    1. Wish I could be that way, Amber! I could do so much more with my time!

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  11. I think exactly like you ahahhaah I love waking up late but sometimes we have to try not to do it Mikixx

    pursuingadreamcalledlife.blogspot.com

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  12. I have inherited my mum's love of sleep but I like waking up early, so much more productive and energised for the day. If I have a lie in my sleeping pattern is completely ruined and I struggle to get up early! it takes me daysss to get back into bein up early haha

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  13. You see morning and I don't get along. In fact morning and I broke up a long time ago. It was ugly and heated and well... I don't like to talk about it. However, I know you're right. An extra 20 or 30 min early won't launch me into a sleep induced grump fest, AND I couldn't probably get a little more blog reading in. That's a total win.

    Brooke

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