"To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life." -- W. Somerset Maugham Every year, most people set goals for themselves to read a certain number of books. But, just like most New Year resolutions, they become like every other unaccomplished word.
Waking up early, getting out of bed and starting the day has, for some reason, become the ultimate challenge for so many people. Yet, waking up early is one of the best things you can do. Why? I hear you ask. For a start, early mornings are the most beautiful time of the day.
The endorphins that you get as a result of exercising work wonders for your mind.
Researchers have shown that exercising improves overall brain function, long-term memory, and information processing skills.
"Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise" - Ben Franklin, famously "Put no trust in the benefits to accrue from early rising, as set forth by the infatuated Franklin ..." - Mark Twain Recently, reader Rob asked me about my habit of waking at 4:30 a.m.