I wake up at 5:45.
I wake up at 5:45 and its not because I have a two-hour commute, children to take care of, or clients in Asia. I wake up early to exercise, and it’s made all the difference in my new venture as an entrepreneur.
Countless studies tout the morning workout by providing improved productivity, decreased stress, and a higher calorie burn throughout the day.
As Benjamin Franklin once said “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”
It makes sense. Just think, how often do you have a conflict at 6am? I sure don’t, but I tend to have them at lunchtime and 6pm.
Business guru Marie Forleo recently shared a phenomenal post on how designating tasks as either important or urgent helps keep you moving forward, achieving professional AND personal goals.
My health is important, and it’s a long-term goal. It’s also a chief reason why I became a soloist. By prioritizing it first thing in the morning, it makes it harder to neglect.
Exercising helps me better manage my time throughout the day, make smarter decisions, and ensures I am focused. It’s helped bring lightness to chaotic days, and convey a sense of control to my clients. It’s helping me manage more (productive) work hours then when I was an employee.
If I haven’t convinced you yet, check out this great infographic describing the correlation between exercise and productivity.