By getting up early in the morning one also gets more time
at his disposal for work
as compared to late-risers.
Scholar and thinkers get up early in the morning
For most people, mornings are the most productive part of their day. However, many people waste these precious morning hours just trying to wake up! Then by the afternoon and evening, they feel hungry, tired, or even bored. Why? Well, because your brain has already begun to slow down for the day and you don’t tend to be as sharp as you would like to be, or think you are.
What are the advantages of rising early?
Besides being more productive, there are a number of other advantages to waking up and getting up earlier. Here are 4:
1. You give yourself time for breakfast. If you have been hitting your snooze alarm for 20 or 30 minutes, you have probably effectively cut out the time you would normally spend fixing a healthy (or healthier) breakfast. Now you may have time to grab a donut and coffee on your way to work.
Undoubtedly, you have heard it said before, but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. This meal jump-starts your metabolism and gives you energy that will last throughout the most productive portion of your day. You will also be less likely to eat unhealthy snacks throughout the day.
2. You can get an early start to work. Many people deal with rush hour every morning during their commute to work. This ends up creating a very frustrating start to your day. You may be able to avoid some of this headache by simply waking up a few minutes earlier.
Have you ever noticed that leaving home even 10-15 minutes earlier can make a difference in how much traffic you encounter on your commute? Getting an early start can help eliminate some of the stress that rush hour creates.
3. You have time to exercise. Many people say that they are going to start an exercise regimen but after a long and arduous day at work, the last thing you feel like doing is working out. Mornings are the perfect time to get your blood and adrenaline pumping.
You will also work up a hearty appetite for a healthy breakfast by exercising in the mornings and you will feel less stressed during your commute. Plus, once you get to work, you will begin to notice that you have more energy to tackle any problems that arise during the day.
4. You can enjoy peace and quiet. Everybody has so much noise and chaos in our lives that our minds actively seek out areas of respite or sanctuary. You could have such a peaceful start to your day by enjoying a little quiet time and solitude before the rest of the world is awake and beginning to demand your attention.
Honestly, when was the last time you had “me” time? Spend some time enjoying your breakfast while reading your newspaper or your favorite book in the morning.
How do I become an early bird?
Now that you are aware that getting up early does have some advantages, how do you go about making this into a regular habit? It is certainly much easier said than done, but it is hardly impossible!
1. Start waking up at the same time every day. Decide how much time you need to accomplish what you want to do when you get up, then set your wake-up time accordingly.
Experts say we should even follow this schedule on the weekends or days off so that we don’t wreak havoc with our internal sleeping pattern.
2. Do not hit the Snooze button. If your alarm clock is too close to your bed, put it clear across the room so you have to get out of bed to shut it off. From there, force yourself to get out of your bedroom. If you let yourself even think about sleeping in, then you probably will. So just get up and start your day.
Go to the bathroom and splash some water on your face and you will be a little less tempted to get back in the bed.
3. Go to bed earlier. The last thing you want to feel is sleep-deprived, so this may mean that you will need to give up your night-owl ways. There will be a few days of adjusting since your body won’t be used to going to bed early. However, after a few mornings of getting up early, you will begin to feel tired early enough in the evening that you should have no problem going right to sleep.
If you are still tempted to stay up late watching television, why not record your favorite shows and watch them in the morning during your peaceful “me” time.
By nature, for good and bad, we are creatures of habit. When you have developed a bad habit, like hitting the snooze button for 30 minutes, it is very easy and tempting to fall back into this pattern. Breaking this routine will force you to make a start fresh, and eventually you will be happy that you did!