Whether you are a self-described morning person or not -- did you know that neuroscience research argues for starting your day at 5 AM? 😲 Before you hit the snooze button on this post, stay with me for a minute...
In her book, “The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life”, author Robin Sharma makes a solid case for starting your day at 5 AM as she points out how our brains are wired.
5 AM is a unique time of the day when our brains experience a state known as Transient Hypofrontality. To translate that, Transient Hypofrontality is when your mind is in the best condition to be in a state of flow.
Why? Because, at this point in the day, your pre-frontal cortex (the part of the brain where you do all of your logical thinking, analyzing, AND stressing about how you’re going to solve all the world’s problems) temporarily shuts down.
And, as Sharma puts it, “the peace of daybreak stimulates the production of neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin.” These chemicals make you feel, focused, energized, and in the zone.
Imagine how much different your life might be if you spent the first hour of everyday using your best thinking to focus on the most important areas of your life and growth. Talk about self-leadership!
If you feel like you are stuck on the treadmill of life -- constantly reacting and getting the same disappointing results, this one change could make a transformational shift toward a fundamentally different (and better) life.