“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” – Benjamin Franklin
Good morning , meditation done.
Quote for the Day:
“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”
Waking up early is a well known productivity method of rising early and consistently so as to be able to accomplish more during the day. This method has been recommended since antiquity and is recommended by a number of personal development gurus. The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle said,
“It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.”
History is full of great composers, writers, and thinkers who awoke early and created great works before others were out of bed.
Beethoven rose at dawn, composing all morning and finishing in the early afternoon, and was in bed at 10 p.m.
Victor Hugo wrote ‘Les Miserables’ on Guernsey in the Channel Islands, waking at dawn. He would start the day with coffee and two raw eggs, and then write until 11:00 a.m. standing at a small desk that overlooked the English Channel.
The architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, did his sketches between 4 and 7 o’clock in the morning, and spent the rest of the day in busy work, taking meetings, answering letters, and helping students. “I wake up around 4 a.m. My mind’s clear, so I get up and work for three or four hours,” he explained.
Maya Angelou recognised the benefits of waking early so they could create without distraction. Angelou woke up at 5:30 a.m., had coffee with her husband, and wrote from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
As a rule of thumb the people who are most productive in life go to bed early and get up early.
My online mentor Craig Ballantyne is the editor of www.earlytorise.com, and author of ‘The Perfect Day’ in which he teaches people to create the perfect day for themselves to fulfil all their personal professional goals and enjoy quality time doing the things they love with friends and family.
Craig goes to bed and gets up at the same time 7 days per week (8 p.m. and 4 a.m.) He sticks to his diet, avoids caffeine after 1 p.m., and avoids alcohol within 3 hours of bedtime. He writes for at least 60 minutes first thing every morning.
He is the hardest working, most disciplined and productive person I have ever met.
I have learnt a lot off him and like Craig I practice what I preach. I go to bed at 10pm each evening and get up at 4:30am to meditate, write and practice yoga and all my key tasks for the day before most people have got out of bed.
This means I have smashed my day and tasks before breakfast and gives me much more freedom for the rest of my day.
Practicing yoga everyday for 10 years really helps me in all aspects of my life and not just my health.
The more I exercise and practice the stronger my breathing becomes and the more control of it I have.
The yoga poses and breathing teach me that if I control my breath I can control my mind. The pain and discomfort I feel in the awkward yoga poses, will go away if I breathe and stay calm. This mirrors situations in life which can seem impossible with no way out, but if you stay calm, focused and breathe then your head clears, the situation does not seem as bad as you first thought and you can see a way forward.
This is the basis of my Elysium Way Training System.
The Elysium Way enhances and enriches lives allowing you to reach your full potential physically, mentally and spiritually.
And one of the main components of the Elysium Way is practicing yoga.
If you would like to improve your breathing and clear your mind by introducing yoga into your life or to strengthen your daily practice to help you focus, smile more and achieve your goals and live the life of your dreams?
If you would like to share my passion, improve your breathing and clear your mind by introducing yoga into your life or to strengthen your daily practice to help you focus, smile more and achieve your goals and live the life of your dreams?
Why not take your first step and come on my yoga retreat in Morocco from Saturday March 18th to 25th and join me at the Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort the new five-star luxury destination in El Jadida Morocco
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The location is amazing.
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Rooms and suites overlook the lagoon, the golf course, the swimming pool and the patio, plunging down to the sea from the terraces and offering a 180-degree view over the Atlantic Ocean.
The view will take your breath away.
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Have a super Sunday peeps enjoy the rest of your weekend.
May all your dreams come true.
Breathe, Believe and Achieve
Be Happy, Healthy and Wise
Keep on Winning Smiling and Living the Dream