Have you all heard about an early morning club? If not, then this article is for you.
An early morning club is a concept introduced by Robin Sharma based on making an early morning routine where you get up at 5AM and give 20 minutes to exercise, 20 minutes to meditation and 20 minutes to learning. The whole idea of waking up this early is to restore your inner self without any distractions. At this time, not many are awake so there are zero distractions related to work or social media and you can easily put all your energy into accomplishing what you want to do.
I’ve never been a morning person, so the idea of waking up early sounded absurd to me but then I kept hearing about this morning club everywhere which made me read ‘The 5AM Club’ by Robin Sharma. By the end of the book, I was convinced enough and decided to go for it.
- I feel energetic, powerful and motivated throughout the day.
- I am so much more productive than usual.
- I work with better focus and concentration.
- I feel physically and mentally stronger.
- I feel confident, calm and my endurance has increased.
Waking up early in the morning can be a real challenge. After trying out myself, I’ve become a big believer of sticking to it as i ‘ve seen the changes in all areas of my life. Here are some of the benefits of being early to rise.
- Improves the quality of your work as starting your day early improves your concentration and you are able to focus on the goals and tasks without getting distracted.
- You tend to make better decisions and think clearly in the morning.
- Enhances your productivity as getting out of bed early makes you feel energetic throughout the day.
- Improves the quality of your sleep by keeping our body on a sleep routine. If you wake up early, you tend to fall asleep naturally at the same time each night.
- Your skin looks healthy. Getting up early gives you the time to perform the morning skin care ritual and hydrate yourself properly which promotes healthy skin.
- Helps you to maintain a healthier diet. Late risers tend to often skip the meal which leads to unhealthy eating later in the day.
- When you wake up early, you’re less likely to miss out on your workout.
5 tips on how you can become part of this club and bring positive changes in your life.
- Waking up early (5AM) especially if you are a late riser (10AM) can really be a daunting task. It takes time to give up your old habit and pick up a new one. So, start by waking up 30 minutes earlier everyday and give yourself time to adjust into the new routine. Don’t push yourself too hard to wake up at 5AM, try to go easy with your new routine.
- If you are a night owl then you might face difficulty waking up early. Instead of forcing yourself to sleep early, consider easing into the new routine. Similar to waking up 30 minutes earlier everyday, try going to bed 30 minutes earlier every night.
- Use the 20/20/20 rule. Give the first 20 minutes to exercise which makes you feel happier, the next 20 minutes to meditation which relaxes your mind and makes you calm, the last 20 minutes to learning which will make you ready for the new challenges coming your way.
- Avoid blue light in bed or right before going to bed as it interferes with your body’s ability to prepare for sleep. It keeps your brain awake when it should be winding down and blocks the sleep hormone melatonin which disturbs your sleep cycle..
- Put your alarm away from your bed or maybe the other room so you have to get out of your bed to turn it off. Try not going back to bed after turning off your alarm.
I hope these tips help you to become an early riser. Try it for a week or two and see the difference in your personal and work life.
The first step to win yourself is wake up early”
– Sukant Ratnakar