The first fortnight of 2017 is over and already the novelty of the New Year is wearing off. The euphoria that accompanied the ending of 2016, and the beginning of 2017, has also faded. Life, as they say, is back to the grind.
Whether you make resolutions or not, it is difficult not to feel optimistic in the first few days of the New Year. The first day of the New Year feels like the turning of a new leaf. The New Year brings along with it a unique magic in the form of the belief that things will get better, doesn’t it?
Most people I know have a difficult time getting up early in the morning. Getting up early becomes especially difficult in the winters, when the warmth of the bed is too alluring to be left behind.
As a child getting up early was a necessity, as school for most people started at 8, and one could not afford to miss school. But as one grew up the necessity to get up early in the morning vanished, and so did the habit of getting up early. The famous adage, “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” was left behind at school as well.
About ten days go, however, I decided to change that. I decided to start waking up early in the morning again. Though I am sure I have not chosen the best time to do that, because winters have arrived here, and it is dark outside till around 7 AM. But, anyway, I have decided to have a go at it, and here are the five things I am doing to help me get there: