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15 Apr, 2014

Rise and shine: Why getting up at 5am will make you happy

If an early start has you rolling back under the duvet, forget about sleep deprivation and get out of bed – morning people are happier and more successful than night owls. Laura Vanderkam, the US author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, says getting up early can hold the key to improving your health, career and personal life.

“Mornings are a great time for getting things done, particularly the personal priorities that life has a way of crowding out,” she says. “There’s some research finding that our supply of willpower is strongest in the morning (diets are broken at night, not at breakfast). Choosing to devote early morning hours to things that are important to us – exercise, strategic thinking, creative work, nurturing relationships – means you devote your most focused hours to these things, before other people’s priorities invade.”

via Rise and shine: why getting up at 5am will make you happy – Sydney Morning Herald.