Rise and Shine

By Paula Huett


With laptops becoming the norm and phones enabling 24/7 email access, the lines between corporate and personal life are becoming more and more blurred. Work-life balance no longer exists. Rather, a new term, “work-life fit” lets you know that it’s ok to make a personal call at work or go to the gym during lunch time, but you need to be available for that 8pm teleconference with your colleagues on the other side of the world.

So, how do you fit everything, all the work, into one day? One option is to wake up early. Many studies have shown that more often than not, successful people get up early in the morning (and by early we aren’t talking 7am… Think more along the lines of 5am…) Experts also say that earlier risers sleep better, are happier and more productive.

According to the Guardian, Anna Wintour, the Editor of Vogue, gets up at 5:30am to play a game of tennis before getting her daily blow dry.

Gwyneth Paltrow wakes up at 4:30am 6 days a week to fit in a yoga session, stating that, although she doesn’t consider herself a morning person, it makes her feel fitter and healthier…Read More

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