« The time just before dawn contains the most energy of all hours of the day. This has helped me become an early riser and an early doer…. When I wake to see that the light is out already, I feel the world has started without me.” Terri Guillemets
Many people undermine the satisfaction and the pleasure that waking up early provides. You might think that sleeping until late will help get you through the day but you’re missing out on so many things and that’s what we’re going to try to demonstrate.
- Time to accomplish more things.
Waking up early will enable you to take some time off of you daily routine and to do things that most people consider trivial but that are in fact important. What are those things?
Writing about how you feel and about anything that comes to your mind makes you focus on the orientation of your life, about the people that surround you and, most importantly, about how they contribute to who you are.
Meditation, even though it’s hard and requires some training, will help you concentrate on your inner self and your body.
- Start your day right
You know the saying: “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” By sleeping all night, our metabolism and blood sugar are at their lowest so we need a healthy breakfast to re-energize us,” A cup of coffee and a stick of gum isn’t going to cut it. According to numerous studies, people who eat breakfast perform better in their job, with better concentration and problem-solving skills.
- They are happier
Studies reveal that early exposure to morning light, which you miss out by being a “night owl”, may boost energy and reduce depression risk. According to a survey, people who naturally get up around 7 am or earlier, have higher results in terms of happiness, cheerfulness and alertness.
- They exercise more consistently
People who exercise in the morning seem to maintain more consistent workout routines than those who break a sweat at other times of the day. As a matter of fact, they are less likely to face an unexpected work deadline or activity. By squeezing a little workout, yoga session or run you will feel more energized during the day and you won’t have to worry about it anymore.
- They do better in school
According to many studies conducted in schools and universities, it was proven that evening people had lower grades than morning people. The study was focused on their cognitive abilities, conscientiousness, and their determination regarding success. The reason for this probably lies in the fact that morning people are generally more productive. The fact that they are motivated and organized makes them more likely to get things done well and on time and thus enables them to achieve more tasks than others in a given frame of time.
We are sure that you have now understood that whether you are a morning person or not, your body was designed to make you one. Your body will slowly adapt to this new schedule and becoming an early riser will soon become a habit without you realizing it. By experiencing different things, you will find what type of activities suits you the most and you’ll have accomplished a lot in a small amount of time.