The Early Bird Gets The Worm

I visited Artist Point once again at 5:30 a.m. with one of my best friends. The benefits that come with waking up early, the view before you, and the experience of long talks and watching God’s work of the sun rising above the mountains is something that I could possibly do every single day for the rest of my life.

Waking up early is extremely beneficial for your body, your mind, and your entire being.

You soon begin to become more productive and make more use of the day ahead. This means that you have time for God, time for breakfast, time for yourself, time for exercise, and you are always one step ahead of the crowd. (Of course, I still find time for a nap later in the day to help my body find rest if I can’t get a full eight hours of sleep).

I love to wake up early. Whether that is at 4:30 a.m. to watch the sunrise, 6:30 a.m. to find time to read my Bible, or even 7:30 a.m. to make time for a run before I head into work . . . I’m an early riser. There’s no rush to get to a certain place on time, there’s no skipping meals, you are more organized, and you are able to think more strategically.

So, if you haven’t, find a time this week to wake up earlier than normal. It doesn’t have to be before the sun, but try to make it challenging for you. Once your body gets accustomed to the energetic feel that the morning seems to bring, I promise that it won’t go back to its old ways. Go to sleep an hour or two earlier than normal and turn off the television, put your phone away from your bedside, reward yourself with Starbucks if you wake up at your desired time, and take advantage of all of that extra time that you will soon have!

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Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. {Mark 1:35} 

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