This is part of the Early Riser Series.
Gian Franco Costa Albertini Over the past year and a half I have developed the bad habit of staying up late.
I rarely get to bed before 2am as I am up working on my business.
In this post I want to give you a few reasons as to why staying up late is a bad idea and why we should all endeavor to go to bed a bit earlier.
You know you are staying up late by one single signal. And this bedtime is different for everybody. Some people need to be in bed by 8pm. Others can stay up all night studying and not feel tired at all.
Why we should go to bed earlier photo credit: I truly believe that people these days stay up far too late and that going to bed earlier is a key to many successes in your life. I am very interested to learn more about the issue of sleep. In fact, up until about years ago most human beings would go to bed at a little after sundown.
This is an interesting point as it indicates that staying up late is a very unnatural behavior. Before electricity and light bulbs most people went to bed as soon as the days chores were finished and dinner was eaten.
Sure, they had candles and fires but for the most part people did not stay up reading. And going to bed early often means waking up early — until about years ago everyone got up at dawn.
Perhaps humans are supposed to go to bed early and get up early — just like every other creature on Earth. And this leads me to my next point… 2. Everything rises when the sun rises.
The flowers start to open, the birds start chirping and so on. With the exception of nocturnal animals everything on Earth wakes up as the sun does. And in a similar vein everything goes to bed as the sun does.
Flowers close, birds nest, etc. But humans stay up watching television or reading blogs. Does that sound right? If something or someone goes against nature it usually has bad consequences. For example, if you spend your life eating unnatural foods it usually means you end up getting fat, diabetes or even cancer.
So why is bedtime any different? Is it really a good idea to disturb this natural rhythm? The morning is the best time for meditation Throughout the ages, since the time of the Buddha, meditation masters have been telling us that the morning is the best time of the day for spiritual progress.
For many of you reading this article your spiritual progress is the most important aspect of your life. So why are we sleeping in? In the morning the mind is clearer, sharper and more at ease. It is easier to rest in the natural state of your mind and you have a lot less disturbing emotions such as desire, anger and attachment apart form attachment to sleep!
Furthermore, Chinese medicine shows us that the internal energies chi of the body are ideal for meditation during the early hours of the day. Perhaps this has something to do with the natural rhythm that we talked about above?
If you want to become a great meditator or at least start to take your meditation practice more seriously I strongly urge you to start going to bed early and waking up early. You will find that progress comes a lot faster.
The morning is the best time for exercise Last night as I was sitting on the computer eating a packet of crisps and drinking a chocolate milk the news lady told me that Australia is now the fattest nation in the world.It 's the first day of school.
Finally here, after the long, hot, steamy days of summer. Its finally time to settle down and focus on my studies.
When I woke up early I jumped out of the bed. I opened the blinds and sprinted my way to the bathroom. Jun 10, · but this year, we were able to get into our apartment early and we are now officially old -- so we took a short nap (very important to not let this linger on -- we napped about 90 minutes) and then set out for the sun -- this allowed us to stay up a bit later without collapse so we went to bed about 10 and were totally together the next .
After a round of the park, we sat on a bench for relaxation for a while.
My father talked about many advantages of early rising and a morning walk. He said a morning walk was as good for our body as good food. On mornings when the warm cozy bed is too alluring, I place a pile of books on my side of the bed. Even the most hardcore sleeper won’t want to cat nap on a pile of hardcovers.
Teachers reported that students were more alert during the first two periods of the day and that attendance improved by five percent. and run errands after school.
We aren't machines; we need fun in our lives. and sports would begin around For the sports that have to go outside to practice, it's during the early fall and spring /5(8). After a second or two I slowly started realizing that it was not just another day, it was the day.
I felt the movement in the bed as she reached for the clock and then the beeping stopped allowing me to slip back towards tranquillity again.