Blog #517 Early to bed, early to rise

Coaching for Life Success:  Early to Bed, Early to Rise?

The title of our featured article is: “7 Ways Science Proves Early to Bed and Early to Rise Really Works” – so for you ‘morning haters’, let’s figure this out!!

The real point of this article is SLEEP!!!  Do you have great sleep? I do?

Of course, I am different than most!!  As a retired person, my sleep habits are different than most.  I get to bed fairly early. Many nights I am in bed by 9:30 p.m. – and then up by 6:00 a.m.  It is a good rhythm for me.

The article states these benefits of early to bed, early to rise:

1- Helps you deal better with negativity.  A good night sleep can help you focus with more positivity.

2- Early to bed and early to rise can help enhance your chances of success.  Morning people have shown better attitudes. The article states about morning people: “ They’re proactive. Many studies have linked this trait, proactivity, with better job performance, greater career success, and higher wages.”

3- Morning people are more persistent, cooperative, agreeable and conscientious.  Sounds like a great reason to get to bed early tonight!!

4- Sleep keeps you healthy.  This can apply to both early and late risers – but get your sleep!!

5 – Reduces stress and makes you happier.  If you get up by (say) 6:00, you can have your cup of coffee, a good, nutritious breakfast and be early to the bus or early to work and start the day without rushing and frustrations.

6- Early Risers procrastinate less!!  They get up and face the day – with less stress and more ‘quiet time’ to reflect and face the new day

7- Sleep makes you look better!!  Hey – what a great benefit – you can look better and make a stronger impression on clients and co-workers.

So, although the article is mostly on sleep – getting to bed at a reasonable hour and getting up early enough to gather your thoughts and not rush through your morning routines can make you a better employee and a better person!!!

What do you think?  Are you a morning person?





Posted by Bruce White

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