Life Design

Actionable Tips to Help You Wake Up Earlier

How to Wake Up Early in the Morning | imply Shir

Waking up early in the morning is crucial to determining how my day will go (no joke). With the extra time in the morning, I like to give time to myself and practice my morning rituals.

> Related: My Fast and Easy Morning Routines.

I’m not saying that we should all wake up earlier. It might not be for everyone as we all function differently. For me, I find it a lot easier to focus and think with a clearer mind if I wake up at least 3 hours before I head to work, usually at 6 am.

I still do not wake up as early I would like sometimes. But I do strive for it every day to make it into a habit. I even consider it as one of my keystone habits. (Recently I also thought about waking up at 5 am, but that’s still a work in progress…)

When you’re just starting to wake up earlier, it can be tricky in the beginning. No matter how hard you try, you just can’t get out of bed. Or you keep pressing the snooze button without realizing. I understand because I’ve been there…

If you are like me and find waking up earlier helpful for your overall well-being, here are some tips to help you develop this habit: (more…)

Top 5 Podcasts for Self Development

op 5 Podcasts for Self Development - Simply Shir

I always try to make the best use of my time. Time is so precious, and we only get so many hours a day. As a life coach, I’m constantly helping my clients uplevel their lives, meaning that I have to constantly improve and nourish my own well-being, mindset, and personal development.

A while ago, I began listening to podcasts on the Stitcher App on a daily basis. I love how the app allowed me to create playlists and I can save episodes in advance and download them to listen on the go. Listening to podcasts while exercising, cooking, cleaning, doing repeating tasks etc, have made me feel so much more productive since I am getting things done while also gaining new knowledge at the same time.

Whenever I feel uninspired or depressed, listening to podcasts is also one the ways that made me feel much better and become motivated again. Here are more ways on how to take care of yourself when you’re depressed.

Today I want to dive into the personal development category. Below I am sharing 5 of my favorite podcasts on self growth and personal development that will inspire you to be better.