Let’s face it. For a great many people, it’s difficult to get up first thing, particularly when it’s as yet dim. However, a great number of effective individuals say, “If you win the morning, you win the day.”
Indeed, there is a wide range of clichés about rising early. There’s the one with regards to the timely riser getting the worm, to which I generally answer that I don’t need the worm.
However, there are so many countless different advantages to getting up right on time, from better execution in school to be more able to stick to a diet plan.
Through this article we’ll discuss some of the benefits that one can reap off of from waking up early:
. Helps You to Sustain a Healthier Diet
People who wake up early tend to eat breakfast, while later risers are often rushing out the door and have to grab something convenient (i.e. unhealthy), or they skip the meal altogether. The problem with skipping breakfast is that it leads to poorer eating habits later in the day. If you’re hungry because you missed a meal, the doughnut in the break room may be too tempting to resist.
. Helps Your Skin Look Healthy
After a night of restful sleep, our skin is at its best first thing in the morning. And if you’re an early riser, you can take advantage of the morning hours to give your skin some extra TLC.
Similar to the breakfast example above, people who get up later in the day tend to focus less on healthy morning habits like hydrating and exercise, which oxygenates your blood and promotes healthy skin. Early morning risers can also use the extra time to exfoliate, moisturize and cleanse.
. Gives You More Time to Exercise
Working out in the evening is all fun and nice till you get pulled back due to work or other commitments. And regularly people will find themselves being tired after a full day of work to hit the gym or even work out at home
When you exercise in the morning, you’re less likely to have an excuse. Plus, you’ll find that your morning workout will keep you energized all day long.
. Better Concentration
Starting your day early improves your concentration. In addition to being able to focus on goals and task lists without being interrupted by family members or coworkers, getting up early means that by the time you get to work or school, you’ve had hours to properly acclimate yourself to the day. You’ll be more alert during peak hours as a result.
. Enhances your Productivity
Most successful people report that they’re up at 5 am, or even earlier. Early risers tend to be more productive for a variety of reasons, including:
- Having more time to focus on important tasks while the rest of the world is asleep. This also translates to fewer interruptions.
- Brains tend to be most alert in the morning. If you’re able to focus without interruptions early in the day, you’ll get more done.
- You tend to make better decisions and think more clearly in the morning than in the afternoon and evening. Setting your goals first thing will help you achieve them.
- If you can manage to get out of bed early, you’ll find that you have more energy throughout the day. It seems counterintuitive, but there are countless testimonials.
. Improves your Quality of Sleep
Keeping your body on a sleep routine will make it easier to go to sleep and wake up naturally at the same time each night. This is important for your body’s internal clock. If you go to bed late and wake up late on the weekends, for example, it’s harder for your body to adjust.
People who get up early are naturally sleepier when it’s the “normal” time to go to bed. And being on a predictable routine will help you sleep better each night and wake up rested and refreshed.
. Helps you Enjoy Quiet Time
Sometimes it amazes me that not everyone gets up earlier. It’s a miracle how quiet the world is first thing in the morning. Not only are there zero distractions, which will allow you to enjoy peace, but you’ll also find that your daily commute is easier if you leave an hour earlier and beat all the traffic.
Plus, you get to avoid all that annoying office chit-chat about weekends and kids and all the stuff you have to pretend to care about to be “polite.”
It is important to understand that one cannot master waking up in the morning in a day. It is a slow process and you can take it one time a day. This habit can only be cultivated slowly. Though it may get hard in between and you would want to quit but remember with a little bit of perseverance and willpower anything can be achieved.