How many of you are actually a morning person? I am giving a thumbs up for those that wakes up at 5am to do things! Things like hitting the gym or doing chores.
If an early start has you rolling back under the covers, you need to continue reading. Pretty confident that I will have you start waking up early tomorrow after this post!
It has been more than 7 months since I started waking up at 5am to get a quick 20 minutes treadmill before starting my day. Sounds like a torture doesn’t it? Except this habit I have picked up of waking up early has made me realise things I never thought I would actually gain. Speaking from experience, mornings are a great time to get things done, particularly personal priorities. But there is more to it, it can also have a positive effect on your health and overall performance. Below I have outlined the 5 benefits you will begin to experience by waking up before the sun rises.
Starting your day early improves your concentration. It does not matter if you are working or studying or having a day off, you will be able to focus on goals and task lists without being distracted by family or co-workers because by the time you get to work or school, you have had enough time to properly adjust yourself to the day. The extra time in the morning does a lot to reduce stress as there is no need for you to rush around. Besides, when your mind is focused, you are able to stay alert during busy hours and make less mistakes throughout the day.
2. More Energy
When you are well rested, you will have the ‘get-up-and-go’ feel. Let’s be honest, that is not always the case, you may feel groggy when you wake up in the morning. All you need is get yourself a predictable sleep routine for better deep sleep and wake earlier. When your body is resting, your body heals and restores its chemical balance. As a result, your brain forges new connections and helps memory retention so that you have the energy to function normally the next day.
3. Quiet Time
This is one of the best perks for waking up early. It is amazing how quiet the world is first thing in the morning. You get to enjoy 100% of peacefulness and quietness all alone. No noise, no cars, no random kids yelling, just you and your own thoughts. When you have a peaceful mind, your thoughts are clear, focused and you will be able to reflect on your life for a chance to lead a more successful and fulfilling life.
4. Enough Time for a Great Breakfast and More Time to Exercise
‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.’ That is what they all say. Well, I totally agree with that. We all need food in our system to help us keep going and breakfast helps with cognitive abilities. When you wake up early, you have got extra time to make a decent breakfast and that will give you a boost to start the day!
And if you have time to exercise after breakfast, do it! Short walks or a quick 20 minutes treadmill would be good enough. It helps you feel refreshed and enhance your metabolism.
5. Getting Inspired
During the morning hours while you are having some peaceful time eating breakfast, or doing a little work-out, you will find that your mind has that elusive creative spark. That is because, your mind is freshest in the morning and have better concentration. So, if you are trying to unfold a masterpiece or need ideas for your projects, rising early might help unlock the secrets!
Now, I know most of you have trouble waking up before the sun rises. But, tell yourself this ‘I can do this, I am a morning person’ before hitting the snooze button. It may take a couple of days to adjust and you may not feel the benefits right away. But believe me, slowly but surely.
Remember this, ‘If you win the morning, you win the day.’ – Tim Ferriss.
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