Can Getting Up Early Change Your Whole Life?

The Urban Monk

“I’ll get up early and do that.”

You see, those out there trying to cram more into their schedules — workout routines, meal prepping, new hobbies, longer sleep — usually by adding them to an imaginary morning schedule.

Think about it like this: if you have two hours in the morning to shower, read, drink your coffee or tea or water, make a healthy breakfast, get your blood circulating, or whatever else you’d like to fit in…

You probably will. If you only have 20 minutes to get to work after you wake up, you’ll mentally save those activities for when you’re off the clock again.

When you’re tired and frustrated and want to rest your brain and body, it’s much easier to justify grabbing takeout, binging television, or hitting a happy hour.



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