This single habit has affected my life more positively than any other that I have worked to develop.
If I could snap my fingers and magically have my clients adopt one single habit, this would be the one.
In fact, it is usually the first habit that I cover with my clients and the one I suggest that they begin with because of how powerful it is. It is the catalyst habit that makes it possible to change and implement so many others.
Most people wouldn't think of this habit if they could only choose one to improve their lives, but I think it is absolutely crucial.
Sadly, almost everyone overlooks it.
The actual habit itself doesn't really provide much power or make that much of a difference. Instead, it opens up the ability for me to successfully complete the other habits.
So, what is the habit, you ask?
The answer can be found in Doctrine and Covenants 88:124
There is so much power in going to bed early and arising early. It opens up so many other habits that will help you to reach your wellbeing and fitness goals.
By going to bed earlier, you will recover better and will have much more energy to complete all of your important tasks throughout the day.
You will be able to start your day right with exercise, healthy nutrition, and time spent with the Spirit all while your little ones are still sleeping.
You will have a boost of energy and will experience the power of self-care.
It will be difficult at first, but you will find that starting your day right like this will soon become essential fuel for you that you rely upon throughout the day.
You will find that it will help you to feel better, more energetic, and more patient.
There is a reason this scripture is found in the Doctrine and Covenants. There is a reason the Lord counseled us to do this.
I have found personal reasons why and now rely heavily upon them.
However, you won't really be able to understand the profound difference and positive impact this habit can and will have on your life until you successfully do it for at least 66 days in a row.
To understand the powerful impact this habit can have on your life watch this video:
Now don't try to get up too early or else you will pretty much be guaranteed to fail. Most research shows that you shouldn't get up earlier than about 15-30 minutes before what you are used to. Any more than that and you will really struggle. It is just too much of a change to your system and you will more than likely suffer from it.
So, instead of getting up an hour and a half earlier, just get up 15 minutes earlier. Then, after doing this for about a week, get up another 15 minutes earlier, and so on until you are getting up at your desired time.
Here is one of my favorite scriptures on this habit.
-Doctrine and Covenants 88:83