The Upsides Of Being An Early Bird
So, you’re an early bird, huh? Although the chances of finding people who like waking up early are few and far between, you’re not alone. In fact, with so many benefits to rising with the sun, it’s really no wonder why so many men and women today are trying to transition themselves into morning people. Yup—you read that right! There are all kinds of benefits to waking up early. Keep reading to learn more about the many reasons why waking up early can be a good thing (even for those of you who don’t like mornings). If you’re naturally an early bird, you may not have ever considered the benefits listed below as “benefits.” If that’s the case, we empower you to take advantage of your morning-person super powers and let the following list inspire you to get the most out of your mornings.
A major event missed by those who sleep in is the sunrise. It may seem simple—it happens every day, right? If you sleep in every day, though, you never really get the chance to see the beautiful show put on by mother nature. There are a few different ways that you can use the moments of the sunrise to set yourself up for a great day ahead; Some people use the time to pray or recite positive affirmations. If that’s not your thing you can sip coffee while you watch, or even just enjoy the simplicity of nature’s show.
A huge benefit to waking up early is having a leg up on the competition. While others sleep, you can begin your day. That said, it doesn’t necessarily mean that early risers wake up and get right to work. In fact, they may take longer to get ready than those who wake up at an average time, but by the time they start work, many people are just stepping out of bed. Waking up even an hour or two earlier will make a major difference in your productivity—even if it is a difficult habit to get into.
Many early risers’ wake up an hour early for the sole purpose of working out. While this may seem like a terrible idea to those of you who like to hit the snooze button, just think of how good it would feel to get that task out of the way before anything else. Not to mention, many people leave a workout feeling strong and powerful—wouldn’t that be an amazing feeling to start the day with?
Naturally, with extra time in the morning, you’ll be more likely to make a healthier breakfast, rather than just grabbing the quickest option on your way out the door. Even if you’re not one to make a plate of eggs and bacon, having all that extra time will allow you to think about your breakfast selection. Rather than reaching for a sugar filled granola bar you may opt for some fruit.
It might sound silly at first—the idea that you’ll get better sleep by waking up early—but it’s all about the sleep-wake balance. By rising and starting your day earlier, you’re exerting energy earlier. Ultimately, you’ll be tired earlier and go to bed at a reasonable time, which—by the way—will eventually make it easier to wake up in the morning. You may think that by going to bed earlier you’ll be less likely to get as much done in a day, but remember, you’re waking up earlier, too.