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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Waking Up Early

As the saying goes... "Early bird catches worms".  And so as the many benefits of waking up early.  Though it's a mystery why people have a  hard time of getting off their beds in early hours, our ancestors had been doing that for centuries.  Its actually quite easy when you make it a habit and you set your mind unto it... and its very rewarding considering all the benefits it offers... to name a few:
taken @ Camp Sabros... I don't know if this fits my post..
it's just that this picture was taken early morning (LOL)...
  • Early morning is very refreshing both in mind and in body.  The air is cool and the atmosphere is relaxing.  The surrounding is not yet crowded or busy.  Its a great time to find peace and calmness... a great time to pray to our Lord and spend quality time with Him.
  • You have plenty of time to do your routines and still have time to do other things.  So why suffer the stress of looking at the clock each and every minute and being at its mercy... to some point of skipping some necessary parts of your morning routines just to catch up with time... when all you have to do is to set your alarm clock in a much early time.
  • Too early, lot of time... good health.  You can still enjoy a morning jog or walk or a simple flex of muscles.  Have a refreshing bath... able to take your time to clean yourself properly.  Eat properly with no rush... able to chew your food properly.  And no stress in doing other things you need to do before going to work... with less hassle in forgetting something.
  • Safer drive to your work place.  You avoid the stress of being caught with the rush hour where traffic jam is everywhere.  Having an early morning drive minimizes accidents since your driving along with people who are not in a rush... same as you are.
  • Early for work.  Arriving early in your workplace, makes people think you care for your job and you respect other people's time.  As my wife used to tell me, people who are always late... don't love their job... they are just there because of the salary.  I guess she's right... because if you love something, you tend not to be reluctant... instead, you always want to do it ahead of time... right?
    And being early for work gives you time to thank the Lord for bringing you safely to work...
There's a lot more advantages in waking up early... much more I guess than it's disadvantages if there's any.  So, have a healthy morning by waking up early everyday... at least 1.5 to 2 hours before your work... Those who start the day well, ends it well.  Have a pleasant mornings ahead of you.  Yahweh bless.
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27 comments:

  1. I love getting up early, Ralph -- especially just before dawn breaks. There's something incredibly exciting and, at the same time, peaceful, about being awake while it's still dark out. I get so much done in those hours. I especially like to take that time when the world is not yet awake to write! Keep up the good work!

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  2. Over the summer months, I transform into a night owl. Still as soon as sunlight fills my room I am up. Now that the school year is upon us I will be burning the candle at both ends. Up early because I have to, and up late at night because I want to! :D Great post!!

    Kathy
    http://www.thetruckerswife.com/index.html

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  3. I agree, waking up early in the morning is healthy for us, but it's so hard to do so. I have to start doing that because when school starts I will be waking up at 7 am every day.

    I have to be honest with everyone I been waking up at 2 pm in the afternoon this summer and it's killing me. Because of my stupid sleeping habits I been getting constipated and fat. The doctor told me to try to wake up early for the sake of my health :)

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  4. Guys, I couldn't agree more...
    @Daphne... I can see your passion for writing... indeed, it's the good time to write... ideas do run smoothly without distraction...
    @Kathy... most of the time, we hate to go to bed early, but we need to sleep... right? And it's a lot easier to wake up early when we sleep early... as well ;)
    @hilda... listening to the doctor's advise is sometimes sickening... and hard to do... but make this as an exception... I think you should listen to him..Dr's are usually right you know(lol)
    Thanks for the comments, guys. Yahweh bless.

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  5. I'm trying to sync my body clock to wake up early and will even be doing my workouts in the morning. It's more refreshing that way.

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  6. i think its about setting up goals for changes and set your mind as well. I get serious headchaes when I wake up past 8am already so i need to get up like 6am to 7am! haha xx

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  7. I get up early to finish my work at home plus I do aerobics which starts at exactly 5 am

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  8. I do this from Mon-Frid, waking up early to prepare food for my two kids. But on weekends I make bawi...Hahahahaha...I stay in bed up to 10am...^_^

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  9. oh waking up early is what i miss the most. i have been spending long nights on computer works. i miss those days that i can see the sun long time (not sleeping on the day).

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  10. I used to be an early riser in my elementary years. In high school I had to be because classes start at 7am. Today, I am (again) but I'm having a bit of a trouble recently since I'm stressed out and when I sleep at night I wake up several times, making me groggy in the morning.

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  11. I am guilty of this one :D I think I haven't done this for a long time. My usual experience now is lunch and breakfast in one which literally means I do wake up late.

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  12. hmm... since I became a full-time mom I had no choice but to wake up early. Early meaning not the usual time when I wake if I have no work. It's hard to wake up early here in our side of the globe especially now. It is really, really cold! The weather is very conducive for sleeping.

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  13. Waking up early really freshen the spirit with the cool breeze of air that touches your skin. Really perfect for an early walk

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  14. Waking up early is very healthy habit but I can hardly do it since I'm almost awake every 3 or 4 hours because of my toddler. He's still in bottle feeding and he sometimes consume 3 to 4 a night.

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  15. Oh, I think waking up early is not a thing for me nowadays. I am now working mostly at night. But yes, waking up early do have great benefits.

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  16. You have more time if you start your day early and its more efficient as you can avoid rush hours.

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  17. everyday i get up early in the morning bet. 5am to 6am. i prepared breakfast for my husband before going to work. it's hard to wake up early in the morning but i have no choice..lol :)

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  18. Iba na ngayon bro, Early bird catches Metro Manila's air pollution. Kidding aside, it is a habbit of mine na kahit anong puyat ko, I rises early in bed. Sa bed lang.. Ang gulo ko.

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  19. Yup, the early bird batches the early worm, but the second mouse catches the cheese! Haha. Kidding aside, of course, it's best to wake up early. My body clock wakes me up naturally at 6AM. :)

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  20. it's really healthful of you wake up early.. just the fresh breeze and the coldness of the air is awesome.. plus, the heat of the sun is very relaxing! :)

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  21. I find it difficult to wake up so early. Lagi kasi akong lasing. Lol. But every time I wake up early, my day is really productive. I do a lot of things and complete my tasks. :)

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  22. it's hard for me to do that lately because of staying up so late. but i agree, waking up early benefits especially moms like me who has to do housechores.

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  23. I read a tip on how to get up from your bed. Upon waking up, don't get up quickly. Instead do some stretching, then cuddle some more and that's the time to get up. You can even go back to bed and then spring back up. I tried it and getting up in the morning isn't so difficult with that technique :)

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  24. Update from my previous comments: I love waking up early in the morning, doing mother chores and at the same time making a product review for my blog post. As the saying goes: "Having a good start to the day where you have greater control is critical in achieving better results, and ultimately greater career success,”

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  25. Waking up early do have lots of benefits. It is a challenge for me since I work from home and sleep late as well.

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  26. Right now I'm not an early riser, he he. Kasi wala na work eh!Stay at home na lang

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  27. Its been a long time now since I'd wake up early, I believe on all of what you said

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