When you exercise in the morning, you get the ball rolling, you get your body moving and you start to build up momentum and it sets you on the right track for the day. Exercising in the morning is one of the best things you can do for your mental health, physical health and wealth.
Let’s discuss wealth and what that means in another post…
All the top players in the business world swear by waking up early and starting the day with exercise. From Richard Branson who wakes up before 5am each morning to play tennis. To Michelle Obama who works out at 4:30 in the morning. These are not just coincidences that a portion of successful people just so happen to wake up early and exercise. No, exercise and waking up early gives you an advantage over your day and over everyone else who has only just started rolling out of bed at 8 o’clock in the morning.
If you’re waking up early and getting moving, not only have you got your body moving but your brain is ticking along as well. Setting you up and preparing you for what the day may bring. In my line of work in mental health and disability, you can expect to receive at least 1 or 2 crisis calls from people wanting to kill them self because of the voices in their heads tormenting them. And if there is anything that I need to get through this more, it is more energy. It’s easy to burn out when you haven’t invested in yourself, your health and your energy reserves. Going to the gym in the morning or doing some yoga prepares you for phone calls like that where you’re expending huge amounts of emotional energy. Also, when you do take those calls you know it won’t be as difficult as your workout was in the morning.
Perspective makes a huge difference when it comes to mental health and sustaining a positive mindset when dealing with difficult situations. When you compare things which are more difficult than what you are currently doing, it seems and feels a whole lot easier.
This article was written by Nick Hill a content creator and co-founder at The Zen Media