Benefits of get up at 5 am every day: I have a lot more rest in my head

Warren James
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Choosing consciously for your health: that is possible in all sorts of ways. By working out, quitting smoking, or meditating every day. Rachelle decided last year to get up at 5 am every day. That proved to be a successful formula.

I had the feeling that I was short of hours during the day, says Rachelle Average (41) from Middelburg. “These days you are so drawn to the day: your work, the hustle and bustle of social media, the phone that keeps ringing. I needed more rest, a few hours for myself. During the day that didn’t work. Then I read a book, Miracle morning, which says that it is very good for your health to get up at 5 am every day. I decided to try that.

Reluctantly, Yes, 5 o’clock! I was really not a morning person, but rather someone who preferred to be in bed until 11 o’clock. The first day therefore failed enormously, I woke up at 7 o’clock. The next day it was half past five. at one point I got it and since then I get up every day at 5 am It is still a fight to get out so early, but it has contributed so much to my mindset, health and my balance during the day, that I still keep it up.

As soon as I get up, I switch on a podcast and go for a trampoline ride,” says Rachelle. Then I start meditating: those are the moments where I can completely relax. At half past six I sit down at my laptop to work. I work until half past eight and then I am mega-productive. My clients are not nearly awake yet, so I can check everything off my own to-do list. Kenya Moore Is Grateful To The Real Daytime For Making Her Feel Welcomed – See The Gorgeous Pics. In those two hours in the morning I do just as much as during the day in five hours.

At half past seven Rachelle will take a shower and have breakfast. “And then I continue to work. I then stay one step ahead all day. I can stop working earlier, usually around 3 o’clock. If there are any clients with requests, I say: tomorrow morning at half past five you will be the first. Evenings I am completely free and that gives me a lot of rest. I also notice that I have a lot more energy, more balance and regularity. You start the day with a moment for yourself and that gives a positive mindset for the rest of the day

Does she go to sleep very early in the evening? “Well in the beginning, then I talked a bit and went to bed at half past eight. Until my husband asked if we still had a wedding,” Rachelle laughs. “Now I go to bed at 10 o’clock every night. I sleep seven hours, that’s exactly right.” Her husband now also gets up early. “He thinks that 5 o’clock is exaggerated, so he gets out of bed at 6 o’clock. And my 13-year-old son comes down at half past five and starts doing homework. He says he takes up the material much faster in the morning than in the evening.

If the rain clatters against the windows and it is cold in the house, then it is the most difficult”, says Rachelle. “Then I lie in my warm bed and I think: why am I doing this again? On such days it is really a struggle to get out. But getting up takes 2 seconds of your time and then a world goes by you open! I have a lot more rest in my head now. If I don’t do it, for example after a vacation, then I notice that my mood is getting worse. Then I have already won the first race of that day.

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Warren James is the lead editor for Diving Daily. Warren has written for many publications including the New York Daily News, Vanity Fair and Yahoo. Warren is based in New York city and covers issues affecting local communities. In addition to following the day-to-day life of the Big Apple, Warren also has a passion for martial arts.