Being honest, most of us hate the idea of waking up early in the morning. The bed is comforting and it is an almost impossible feat to get out of those warm blankets. While the idea of waking up early can seem painful, once you start doing it consistently and experience its benefits it becomes a cakewalk. Here are 7 reasons why you should wake up early.
Benefits Of Waking Up Early
1. More Exercise
Waking up early in the morning ensures you miss less or no workout sessions. Unexpected extra work hours are not an excuse anymore since you’ve already trained in the morning. It is also said that waking up early gives you more energy to make it through the day. This is because, your body temperature drops when you sleep. Exercising, increases you body temperature thereby making you more energized after a morning workout.
2. Healthy Diet
Late snoozers often tend to skip breakfast owing to their sleeping habits. All of us know skipping breakfast is bad beacuse your body needs nutrients in the morning to focus for the rest of your day. When you sleep, your body has been on fast for around 6 to 8 hours and breakfast literally means to break the fast. So, when you skip breakfast, your body is in starvation mode and thereby you end up overeating and crave for junk food or fats foods. Eating breakfast is also a foundation for building healthy eating habits and makes you less likely to eat junk the rest of the day.
3. Faster Commute
Waking up late inevitably makes you rush so you can make it in time to work or any of your appointments. No one likes to rush in the morning traffic or miss appointments. If you inculcate a habit of waking early, you can commute early and skip the traffic. This helps you have a bright and energetic day too.
4. Peace & Quiet
Everybody needs some quiet time. Early risers often talk about enjoying a quiet time in the early hours. When you wake up early, there is less noise and commotion around you. Commuters can avoid the peak hour traffic and enjoy a more peaceful journey, especially if you ride to work. Studies show that those who enjoy some peace time are more focused and motivated for the rest of the day.
5. Increased Productivity
Most of the successful people are early risers. It’s a universal fact that when you wake up early, you get more done. for starters, there are less distractions in the early hours so you can stay focused and achieve more efficiently. Secondly, your brain is charged and ready to roll after a good night’s sleep. Early birds are also better at making decisions, planning and setting goals.
6. Better Mental Health
This is a less known benefit of waking up early. The first hour of your day and how you spend it majorly impacts the rest of your day. When you wake up early, you eliminate on the stress to rush in the morning. Studies have shown morning people are more optimistic and are more likely to lead a happy life. Nocturnals are known for their creativity but they often succumb to depression, insomnia and other psychological problems. Starting your day early adds an incredible amount for positivity to your life and attitude.
7. Quality Sleep
Early risers have a well established sleep habits. But going to bed at same time everyday doesn’t really work. Your sleep needs may vary depending on your diet, exercise and activity levels. This means you’ve to focus more on your wake up time and not your bedtime. But it’s important to establish a proper sleep routine either way as this helps improve your quality of sleep. Your sleep routine sets your body’s internal clock making it easier to sleep and wake up naturally. This will improve the quality of your sleep and make you feel more energized during the day as a result.