In my last post, I showed you how to become a morning person but you may be thinking “Why should I?” From my experience, I can tell you it’s an amazing habit, and employing it in our daily lives would be very profitable for most of us. I’m going to share the benefits of being a morning person that are the most profitable to me but keep in mind that they can be completely different for you and you will find other ones by trying it out yourself.
1. More time
We all have 24 hours in our day but somehow it seems that entrepreneurs and successful people have a couple extra. Just look at it this way: by waking up earlier you can use the time that you would normally spend on rolling to your other side. Most of us are not using the time from 8 to 10 P.M. on doing anything productive so we can just as well spend it on sleep and getting a sufficient amount of energy to kick-start the nextday.
There are so many things you can have done by 8 A.M. like working out, reading the book that you couldn’t finish in weeks, or meditation. There’s no better feeling than going to school or work with your friends that can’t keep their eyes open and knowing how much you have already accomplished today.
2. Slow mornings
Even if you don’t want to be super productive and work out at 6 A.M. it doesn’t mean that waking up early isn’t for you. One of the best things about starting the day before anyone else is the time to prepare and chill. You can have your coffee or tea, go for a walk, browse news, pick the outfit for the day, or do the delicious meal-prep that you usually don’t have the time to make. Relaxing before the work or school hustle starts is going to make you more happy and calm during the rest of the day.
3. More energy
In order to wake up early, you need to go to bed earlier as well. A study has shown that early risers are more likely to get the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep. More rest induces more energy and focus for the day. Which then makes us be able to achieve all the productive activities and goals we set for ourselves. Furthermore, it just makes us more cheerful and collected in all our daily activities.
4. Better recovery
When we sleep our body regulates the blood pressure, relaxes and repairs muscle, reboots your immune system, and many more. Since we give it more time to do all this work we are less likely to get sick and decrease the time needed for recovery.
Additionally during sleep our brain stores new information and gets rid of toxic waste which means that a good night sleep is valid for efficient memory and focus th
5. Improved organization
In the morning peace and quiet, you can calmly plan your activities and focus on the things you want to get done in your day. With a clear and fresh mind, you can just sit with a calendar or a journal and think about what is important for you today.
For a quick mindfulness practice, you can also write one thing that you are greatful for, and one good thing that is going to happen today.
I hope I encouraged you to focus and give your sleeping hours some thought as it is one of the most essential needs for human beings. Comment below your favorite benefits of waking up early.