We often talk about the importance of a morning routine, so it shouldn’t come as a shock to you that all the most successful people get up super early. Don’t worry all my bed-loving girls, you can still have a lie-in and get up super early, it’s all about getting enough hours of sleep.
1. Take a leaf out of Anna Wintour’s book
There’s a reason Anna Wintour is such a successful woman, she has a no-excuse routine in the morning. Every morning at 5.45am Anna goes to New York’s Midtown Tennis Club for one hour of tennis, then she goes home to primp and prep and heads out to her meetings. Can you imagine getting up early enough to be at a tennis club at 5:45? It’s possible if you go to bed early enough, and find time for the things that give you joy. Tennis keeps Anna sane, fit and allows her to network with other tennis playing fashionistas.
2. Getting up earlier gives you more time to tackle the day
For some reason we all have this mindset that we want more hours to ourselves after work, but what about before work? Would you rather do whatever stresses you out the most a few hours before work and relax guilt-free after? I know I would, so go to bed earlier and wake up earlier with the intention of getting your exercise in, planning out your day and tackling those niggling emails. When you relax with your glass of wine in the evening it’ll feel SO much better. Read our article on de-stressing in the office too to minimize the amount of time you spend stressing in the evenings!
3. The inspiration hours
Weirdly, most writers find the quiet time in the early hours of the morning is when their inspiration strikes. Try getting up earlier and see if you have more time to plan the things you want to do and a more inspired mind. Read our article on what you need to know before you start a business if you’re using the morning hours for brainstorming.
4. You gain so much time
The science shows that if you get up just one hour earlier, you’ll gain 15 days a year. Imagine what you can do with that time? From picking up a hobby to spending time on a blog!