Isn't it easier to push through a bit of pain or suffering first thing in the morning for the first few days, than to wake up every day, and feel a tinge of dissatisfaction with where we are in life?
Perhaps you are not a morning person and no matter how much you try, mornings are not for you. But mornings can be for you. Although waking up early may find you grumpy at first, once you get used to it, you will have more energy to take on the day and be better at making decisions, be more productive and clearer thinking. What's not to love!
You are also more likely to have a healthier breakfast, setting the tone for the day. Win, win! It could even help you lose or maintain your weight more easily, as a happy side effect of this new habit.
Waking up early gives you an extra hour to live! And why not spend this time exercising? Exercise wakes you up and gives you all of these benefits and more.
An earlier start to the day gives us quiet time, with no one or very few people around. Perfect to roll out of bed and practise 5-10 minutes of yoga or meditation to set us off on the right foot for the day.
And of course, with all this exercise and and clear thinking, come bedtime you will drift into much more effortless and deep sleep!
Remember: success in any field or pursuit, comes from the cumulative effect of daily habits, perseverance and a spot of digging deep in times of perceived weakness. You can do it!