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Reasons to Wake Up 10 Minutes Earlier

Minutes to a Healthier You: Wake Up 10 Minutes Early

Whether you're a morning person or not, we can all use a few extra minutes of "me time." To ensure that you get it, set your alarm to go off 10 minutes earlier than normal. Use those extra 10 minutes to do something that you know will make you feel more energetic, relaxed, or de-stressed — whatever your needs are.

It may be hard to make the alarm clock adjustment, but it's a small change that will make a difference. Try these morning yoga poses, read a few pages of your favorite book, meditate, stretch, drink your coffee in silence, or use the extra time to create a wholesome breakfast. Ten minutes may not seem like much, but it'll set a positive mood for the rest of your day. Let us know how you plan on spending your 10 minutes of "me time"!

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Annika14938867 Annika14938867 5 years
I've just started waking up ten minutes early this past week. I always think I don't have enough time to work out, but with that ten minutes, I get my day ready with purpose and I find I have enough time to do a half hour workout. Then, I feel accomplished and proud of myself for making the time to work out on top of it. Feels like checking off my to-do list very early in the day!
Maeganmaxfitness Maeganmaxfitness 5 years
I would do some quick and easy exercises for the 10 minutes...... Or take the time to actually prepare a good breakfast instead of fast yogurt and granola. But I am up around 6am every morning......so I get up early enough! :)
Frenched Frenched 5 years
I usually spend these 10 minutes sleeping, HAHA. Although I definitely can see how it can set the tone to a positive day and help you not rush through all the little things.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 5 years
I like to spend my 10 minutes of me time asleep. I get up before 5:30, so it makes a difference.
sourcherries sourcherries 5 years
Yeeks!~ I am guilty of snoozing..for up to an hour! :O This would definitely be beneficial..provided I can throw myself outta bed. @ SexyXCHICK Wow, you do a pilates workout in 10 mins? Mind posting? I'd love to try doing something/anything in the a.m. (assuming I get up early enough, of course!) ;p
SexyXCHICK SexyXCHICK 5 years
When i can wake up 10 mins earlier i do my pilates workout. It really helps me feel more awake and with more energy by the time i need to start my day. I have the energy to get me through the whole day. Thanks for the reminder i need to start again on it!!!
TheLittleMonster TheLittleMonster 5 years
Recently, I started getting up an hour earlier just to have time to have a healthy breakfast, my coffee, lay around and watch morning television before the gym and my job. I don't think it's any coincidence that I've felt a lot less stressed out and have more energy since then.
Catherrrrrine17 Catherrrrrine17 5 years
I always set my alarm at least 10-15 minutes before I really need to get up. During this time, I stretch my whole body and man, it feels real good. Lately, i havent been doing that. Reading this made me realized that I need to get back on that track. I love stretching, it's almost like yoga. I feel refreshed whenever I stretch my body.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 5 years
In all honesty? I'd spend that 10 minutes sleeping! I don't often get 8 hours of sleep a night, so a few extra minutes in the morning make the world of difference to my day.
genipher85 genipher85 5 years
WHEN I can make it out of bed early, I like to make some tea, smoke a little weed, do some yoga, take a shower and then get ready for work. It is my favorite way to start the day.
Spectra Spectra 5 years
If I were to wake up 10 minutes earlier, I would start working out 10 minutes earlier and get done with enough time to really enjoy my shower and morning coffee instead of rushing through them to get to work. Maybe I'll try this; I could definitely use a little more time for those things.
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