As we grow, we start getting tangled into things surrounding us. We get pulled in all directions whether it is job, kids, extended family, friends and we are mostly defined by them. The ease of access to technology, resources and people can sometimes be overwhelming when it hijacks us from focusing on important aspects of our life. Life can easily get out of control and many times we may see things start falling apart like having health issues, job not going well at work, kids not doing well in their studies and the problem list goes on. Among this busy schedule, there is no time left where "I" can be just "me". Finding such time is so important to lead a balanced and more fulfilling life.
After much contemplation, we felt early in morning is the best time to connect with oneself. Look around and see if you find this habit common in the people who you think are successful. If you are a morning bird you already won half of the battle. You should thank your parents for this habit and we all should pass on this habit to our children for their bright future. It will be a true blessing for our kids.
There is another camp where many people believe in the fact that it does not matter. Watching TV late, getting up late, skipping breakfast, rushing to office, forgetting things, getting late to meetings, seeing work, cooking and whole life as burden is also typical for many of us. Many people find themselves effective working late night and are happy with the way they are. However, we felt to have a balanced healthy life, morning birds are at advantage over night owl because there are no distractions in early mornings so it may be worth changing the habits.
It is not easy for a night owl to become a morning bird. Key to getting up early is to go to bed early, that's why we say "Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise". One can gradually shift schedule to sleep earlier say by 15 minutes each week and try to adhere to it over weekends because body tries to follow a bio-rhythm. Prepare yourself psychologically by reading about "Benefits of getting up early".
Have you wondered why the successful people have so much energy, why they get up early in morning? We believe the energy generated out of passion to achieve a mission takes their brain to a more awakened state and it drives them out of bed into the field of action. This is the reason why finding our passion becomes the most important thing as it elevates the energy level in the body and makes getting up early much easier. We can see the passion, connecting to yourself, getting up early are all so related to each other which ultimately provides us the inner strength to fulfill our wishes.
GoalMantra wishes you all the best in finding a mission, you are passionate about. The mission can be as simple as a project at your work or doing something big for community around you. A mission which glues you to the life and makes it a more engaging and blissful experience. Once you reach that state, you will automatically become a morning bird and inspire many others. If all is well and you are happy then stick to what you are doing as ultimate goal is to "Stay happy and healthy".