Why You Should Become an Early Bird: 10 Benefits of Rising Before Dawn 61

benefits of being an early bird

No one who can rise before dawn 360 days a year fails to make his family rich.

The beauty, inspiration, discipline, peace, creativity and productivity one can find only in the early morning will never cease to amaze me.

It’s the only time of the day when you can be by yourself, do your habits, get ready for the day, and basically choose whether it’s going to be a successful one or not.

And if you manage to stay consistent in waking up in the early hours and having a powerful morning routine, you don’t need to worry about your other habits and endeavors as it will all just fall into place.

But getting up early is the part that stops most people from making the best of the morning. And it’s what makes them give up at some point.

It’s not easy to be an early bird. But it’s also a habit that can be developed in a few weeks. After that, it gets easier.

Here I’ve shared tips on how to get out of bed in the morning, also there’s this infographic with steps of an exact ritual, and this post offers some great activities that help us be productive after we wake up and make this hour or two count.

So far, so good. But getting up early is still an issue. And here’s another approach.

I think that in order to actually start the day right after the first alarm, we need to realize how great this habit is and all the benefits it will bring.

If you know how it helps you shape your successful identity, how more productive and energized you get, and how you can actually get more done and improve many areas of your life just by doing this thing, you’ll be much more likely to do it consistently from tomorrow on.

So here’s what good being an early bird will bring into your days:

Benefits of getting up early

1. You’ll have enough time for everything.

Many people wake up late and have less than half an hour before they need to leave the house. And there’s so much to be done in that time.

They’re in a hurry and often forget something. All that stresses them, ruins their mood and affects their whole day.

But if you start waking up before dawn, you’ll have time for everything. You’ll plan out your day and make a schedule, you’ll do your chores and take care of the way you look.
You’ll do it slowly, and will have time for some pleasant activities, too, that will set the tone for your day.

2. You’ll drink your coffee in peace.

If you’re going to drink coffee anyway, or tea, why don’t you do it when there’s enough time to enjoy every sip?

Add some music, or read a book while doing it. Create a whole coffee ritual, if you want.

These 20 minutes can be the one thing that will make you feel happy and calm for the whole day.

3. You can do some creative work.

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Now is the time to do some writing. Or to work on a side project.

You can focus easily, as there won’t be any distractions for early birds. Do that every day, and you can have a book written after some time, or something big you’re working on may be completed.

4. It’s time for yourself.

No one will bother you now. You can do whatever you want, you can even just sit quietly and enjoy the silence.

For some people that’s the only chance to grab some quiet time and find some peace before the chaos of the day.

5. You’ll get things done.

Getting up early makes you productive.

Because you jumpstart your day and have more time and energy, you feel motivated to do stuff and are full of enthusiasm.

Also, the fact that others are still sleeping, that you’re working on this great habit and are trying to improve, are all things that lift you up even more.

6. You can organize your day in the early hours.

Use some of this extra time to carefully plan out your day.

Make a to-do list (and a not to-do list), try to figure out how much time each item will take, decide which tasks are most important and choose one to start with after an hour or two.

7. You can have a morning ritual.

Together with rising early, creating a routine with healthy, positive and productive activities, is what you need to see improvement in your life in general.

Here’s why such a ritual is needed for every early bird.

8. You build character.

Like it or not, willpower must be used in order to get out of bed. It’s a matter of seconds, actually, to say ‘yes’ to yourself when you hear the alarm, and say ‘no’ to the many excuses your mind can think of as to why you should stay in bed.

Stay consistent long enough and the willpower muscle will be built gradually. And soon you’ll find yourself being stronger, more decisive and determined when it comes to other things too.

9. You have time to exercise.

Many complain they don’t have the time to exercise. Well, here it is.

Even if it’s a quick 15-minute workout at home and some stretching, it still boosts your energy, makes you move a little and be more active.

10. Prepare a healthy breakfast.

That’s another thing that usually takes time and many people skip. But drinking coffee on an empty stomach is bad. And it’s better if the first thing you put in your body for the day is nutritious.

Here are some healthy breakfasts.

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That’s how the day, and the life, of an early bird differs from how the rest approach it.

I can assure you that when I get up early, I get much more stuff done before lunch. And that only motivates be to keep that attitude till the evening.
Also, I try different versions of a routine and find out things that work best for me. And, in general, I’m more positive, energized (I even sleep less now), creative and organized.

How does waking up early affect your mood and day?
Do you think it’s one of the fundamental habits?
And what’s your way to get out of bed even when you don’t want to?

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5 Great Jobs Moms Can Get With No Experience 33

5 Jobs Moms Can Get With No Experience

Mothers have a lot on their plate. Taking care of their child, along with juggling various other responsibilities like school and managing a household, often proves challenging. It only gets more difficult when mothers lack the financial support from family members or significant others.

Three out of 10 American women will become pregnant before they’re 20, and over half of those never graduate from high school.

Given these statistics, it can seem like the odds are stacked against many mothers, and most especially those that have children at a young age.

Contrary to what many people believe, there are ways around this. We’ve compiled a list of five great jobs that moms can get with no experience. We believe every mom, regardless of her experience, has the right to jump onto opportunities and build out careers of their own.

1. Real Estate Broker

You can become a real estate broker with no prior experience or education.

The real estate industry only requires that you take certain classes to be accredited to practice in real estate. Your courses will teach you the ins and outs of being a realtor and broker, and with hard work, this can easily become a lucrative career.

Entry level brokers can make $56,000 per year, and upward mobility is highly rewarding. The real estate agent median salary for a real estate agent is just over $43,000. Check out these real estate success stories for inspiration.

2. Salesman

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Many sales jobs offer positions as independent contractors. Not only does this have tax benefits but it also offers mothers to schedule work around their lives instead of the other way around.

Contractors can often work for a home office and set meeting when it suits them. When juggling a family and the many responsibilities that come with it, this is a huge benefit.

3. Security Guard

Most security guard positions don’t require more than a high school diploma or equivalent, although you’ll likely have to pass drug and background tests to qualify. Starting salary is decent, and once one security position is under your belt, it becomes significantly easier to get promoted or transition to higher paying jobs.

Contrary to popular belief, women can be security guards, too. Many businesses prefer to have women security on staff because women can reach places that men can’t.

For example, if there’s an issue in the women’s restroom, a male security entering the premises could become a troublesome situation, and even result in a lawsuit.

4. Bartender

If you’ve got quick hands and social skills, you might want to consider being home with your little ones during the day and bartending at night. Like real estate, the only real requirement for being a bartender is having previous bartending experience or a certification from a bartending school like ABC Bartending School (which has locations around the country).

Of course, the necessary experience varies from venue to venue, but one thing is constant: the tips alone can help you tremendously. The median hourly tips is $15 in addition to base pay, while tips in cities like New York can skyrocket to $300 per night. Having bartending experience also looks good to the hospitality industry as a whole.

5. Freelance Photographer

Working in the freelance industry with any skill — writing, web design, etc. — requires no formal education and only that you work hard at your craft and build an online portfolio.

Freelance photographers receive an average pay of just over $25 per hour. With nothing but a camera to start, you can begin taking shots and selling them to local newspapers, blogs, magazines, and more.

Put together an online website to market your services, and even volunteer to photograph events to build out your website profile. Then you can check out local listings for events (like weddings) and pitch them your services.

The best part about this type of work is that you set your own hours and dedicate as much or as little of your services as you’d like. Even better is that you never know where your photography skills can take you; the highest-paid photographers started out small, too.

For mothers that are so busy that they don’t have time to go job hunting or don’t want a long-term position, a good option would be to go to a temporary staffing company. This way, they can hold a position for a limited amount of time and still attend to life’s duties.

For example, many moms only want a job while their kids are at school and don’t want to continue during the summer. Or they want to work while they are pregnant and call it quits when the baby is both. On the other end, mothers that want a more stable and long-term position that is also flexible, the options above are worth exploring.