So lately I’ve been seriously considering waking up earlier in the morning. Normally I stay in bed until about 7:30am and rush to make it out of the house by 8:00am and get to work to beat the traffic. I’m usually able to make it to work 20 minutes early but at the expense of that early stress.
Sometimes I take the time to buy breakfast which usually consists of a breakfast taco and large coffee and costs me $4. Other times I go without breakfast and wait until lunch to have my first meal of the day and ultimately killing my metabolism in the process.
I’ve been wanting to lead a more active lifestyle but am usually too tired to do anything by the end of the day and wearing myself out during the pm road traffic.
The daily grind of waking up, rushing to work, then going home, eat dinner, then go to sleep gets pretty old by Wednesday morning – I know waking up earlier will grant me time to spend doing something I enjoy. Ultimately though waking up means gaining more personal time.
I know it won’t happen overnight but ultimately my goal is to be OK with getting up at 5am, every day. I know the key thing is to do something that I enjoy first thing to motivate me to leave my warm bed.
How much time of our weekends are taken up by laundry or general house cleaning? A lot of time can be saved by cleaning up little by little during the week which can be achieved 5-10 minutes every morning.
So just to recap… the advantages of training yourself to wake up early in the morning…
- More time to do what you like/love
- Eat breakfast
- Save money
- Save time