The blaring of the 6am alarm pulling you from your sleep is possibly one of the worst sounds known to man. And those precious 10 minutes of ‘snooze’ time come at a price – another round of that soul crushing alarm sound.
For some unknown reason, cultivating the habit of waking up early seems to be the most difficult task for most of us humans. But what if I told you, that converting from a night owl to an early bird is a life-changing transition that will change your view of everything. Here are only a few of the benefits of becoming an early riser:
- More Productivity
‘Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.’ – Benjamin Franklin. There is no question that waking up early increases productivity by miles. It’s scientifically proven that after a good night’s sleep, the brain is fully charged and is more dynamic throughout the day. It’s simple: you have more energy and more efficiency
- Less Stress
While the first few days of converting to an early riser might be difficult to get through, the following days are guaranteed to feel like a breeze. No more stressing about lack of sleep, waking up late, making up excuses to the boss or teacher. Your morning will set the trend for the rest of the day!
- Better Sleep
By waking up early every day, you’ll set your circadian rhythm. This will improve your night time sleep cycle immensely. You’ll go to bed tired (and fulfilled) from your full day, and experience a deep sleep like never before. And of course you’ll wake up refreshed and ready to start the cycle all over again
- Increased Optimism
Studies have shown that early risers are much more optimistic during the day than late risers. While it is unknown why this behavior inculcates in early risers, it has been proven that early risers are more satisfied and content throughout the day. Who wouldn’t want that?
- Exercise Time
Regular exercise increases energy and boosts mood. Waking up early guarantees you extra time to burn those calories and get those endorphins flowing for a grand day! No more excuses.
So the next time you feel like scrolling through your social media for hours before bedtime, or you reach out to hit that snooze button in the morning, remember these benefits and conquer that strong urge. It’ll pay off in the long run, for sure.