Monday, May 23, 2016
Being an Early Riser And Why Its Beneficial
Quote of the day:
Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death. -Arthur Schopenhauer
Our feet placed on the ground on earth becomes heavier with each passing day. It is said that there is nothing new under the sun. Today's new fad in time becomes trapped in the old walkways of the past. And as we walk -a once beautiful thing that we used to do so effortlessly which then turns into hardship, a burden carried on weakened shoulders. Time is relative or constant whichever way one chooses to view it. A perpetual tunnel without end and devoid of sentiment. Get too attached to it, it surprises you, ignore it and it leaves you in the dust. When the sun comes up it does so without self consciousness. It's presence is always a constant, even behind intimidating clouds. Some believe waking up before the sun places one in tune with its core rhythm. Such that when it does eventually appear on the horizon, all things will work in perfect symphony to perfect one's day and dreams. The whispers of approval from the wind would seem to support this thought.
For the duration of the coming week I shall practice getting up before the sun, just like old times. And just because everything is quieter at that period. No car honks, general noise, less traffic on the roads, less everything basically. More enhanced thoughts, more reserved poise, more writing to get done hopefully. Of course, this is not to say that there exists a lack of creativity during the day, that is far from it. Its just being in that space where time seems frozen, and where all things seem less magnified than my thoughts.
So here are a few thoughts on why being an early riser works.
It's a win-win situation. You not only get to get up early but also have the chance to plot your day, set goals and just organize your day in general. Where are you going to be, what are you going to wear, what's for breakfast? With all that out of the way, you can get around to meditating, and also reading.
You Become Alert. There's just something about being awake in the early rounds of the morning, with a greater part of the populace asleep, it can be exciting, to brood and think clearly, to allow the silence around wrap itself close to your beating heart and mind. This same alertness gets spread over the day and its a positive feeling.
Become More Proactive. You become better at managing time and situations, while having loads of energy to go about achieving things and solving problems. With a good night's sleep, you wake up refreshed and enthusiastic about the new day upon you.
Research Says Yes to Waking Early. Several research work carried out in the past all seemingly point to the fact that early risers tend to be more successful in the business world, and are great at being creative and anticipating problems.
In conclusion, everyone is not cut out the same. Some people are early risers and some are not. The important thing is to find the perfect time to negotiate one's quite time.
Peace. Love. Light*
Current Listen: Tango With Lions -In a Bar