I am not an early bird by any means. If I wake up before 8 a.m., I'm groggy & relatively unhappy until I thoroughly awaken. It takes me at least an hour & a cup of Earl Grey 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 & laundry to do. Well, at least there's time & I'm on a roll. I should try to wiggle in baking some banana bread too. 

2. Breakfast
If you were wondering, here are 5 reasons why you should have breakfast today. Rising early allows more time to create a delicious meal for myself & give me the opportunity to get hungry. If I wake up later, I'm not hungry until later & by then, I'm working. A hearty breakfast is a perfect way to start the day & keep me energized. Try this Mocha Oatmeal: An Easy, Hearty, & Caffeinated Recipe.

3. Quiet time
I get time to wake up, rise, & 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 & organize your thoughts.

Now that wasn't so awful. Set your alarm 20 minutes earlier than usual & 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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