If you know me, or have been keeping updated with the Fortitude Fitness movement, then you will know I'm a huge fan of this little quote of mine! My obsession with the quote isn't just because it clearly makes me look/sound cool and spiritually at one with the world, it's also down to the simple fact that this rockin' little line speaks all kinds of crazy truths!
Sit back, relax and read on my life grasping adventurers..
For most, the idea of 5am is horrifying, disgusting and straight up ridiculous! This is not the case at all, it's infact a wondrous time to wake up and feel the world as it awakens with you. Yes i agree that blissfully slumbering away those early morning hours can be tempting and comfortable, but once the hours are gone, which we can all agree feels like a matter of minutes, they're gone, finished, into the past and never to be experienced again...so my question to you all, why not just wake up, rise and live it?
In the mornings, regardless of that lethargic feeling we experience first thing, we actually have a lot of stored up energy as we've spent X amount of hours sleeping, meaning our brains are fresh, our minds are sharp and free of waste product. beyond that first 10 minutes could hold 2 maybe 3 hours of productive time before you event start work! You could go for an energising morning run, hit the Gym, prepare your food of the day or sit in bed and get on with some admin work?! These are all great things to do in the morning, it sets you up and makes you feel more productive. The ball is rolling already!
You'll feel in more control of your day, optimising the peaceful mornings to organise your thoughts and plan your day! I like to check when my clients are, lectures etc. This enables me to feel calm and motivated for the rest of my day, ready to tackle the challenges and enjoy the fun times ahead!
I'm inviting you to try this lifestyle change, you will feel happier for it and experience increased levels of life satisfaction, if you struggle to motivate yourself, take on a Personal Trainer, or start training with friends? Give yourself a reason to wake up, create the habit, the lifestyle will follow and I promise you...it'll be a good one!
...one last thing, I'm not expecting everyone to now start waking up at 5am perfectly everyday for the rest of their lives! You have to be realistic, ask any of my clients and they will be able to tell you times when I've been running around all over the place, complete mess! This happens to everyone, it can be hard to manage life challenges, you just need to stop, relax, re-elvauate and get back on top. There is room for the late night grinds or going out with friends, you just need to know how to make it work, be spontaneous, live, love and enjoy the world, just keep on top.
Food for thought...
Director | Head Trainer | Fortitude Fitness