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Why I love early mornings!

Why I love early mornings!

Hey everyone, hope you are having a great week so far!

I recently changed my schedule and started waking up early which has always been a challenge for me! I love sleeping (don’t blame me!). And what I mean by early is… 5:30am!

I found that having that extra 2.5-3hrs in the morning actually allows me have a much more productive beginning of the day. It’s the time of the day when I can completely focus on myself and have some time for myself when I can do the things that I don’t always have time for.

So at 6am I do my workout! Yes, you’ve heard that right. My friend and I jump on Zoom together and we do yoga or some other form of exercise. It helps us to motivate each other and hold each other accountable! I found that exercising first thing after I wake up actually helps me build the energy for the rest of the day and the hormones of happiness are starting to rush through the body!

After exercising and taking a shower, this is when I have my reading time. I take my book, and for half an hour I focus completely on the silence and the words on the paper. It’s like feeding your soul, just before feeding my body too! I love being able to work on myself and do the things which help my personal development, and reading in the mornings is definitely one of the things that helps me do that.

After reading, I prepare my breakfast, and while I’m doing that I’m usually listening to TedTalks. It’s like 2 in 1, again. Feeding your body and your mind, too!

So, that’s my routine in the morning, and even though it may sound crazy to some, without it my day would look and feel very different.

And at the end of the week, having those 3hrs extra every day actually results in 21hrs extra per week, which is almost a whole day! And you can do a lot with that extra day every week, and by the end of the year… well you can do the maths and figure out how many weeks you are adding to your life.

So, this is why I love early mornings, because it’s the time I take for myself and feed my mind, body and soul! 🙂

Thanks for reading.

Ema x



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