okay, you know the drill everyone’s saying that you need to wake up early because, it’ll change your life. however in this article I’m going to give you a real world example of explaining how waking up early has changed mine. About six months ago I decided to make a change, in my life that I’d not look back on that is I previously had the habit of waking up between Harper 6:00 and 7:00 in the morning and decided to wake up in an hour earlier at half-past five, now the truth is there are lots of articles out there telling you about waking up early, but until you put it into practice it’s hard to understand whether it’s for you note I’m not saying that you have to wake up early, in fact there are successful people out there like Mark Zuckerberg who set the alarm for 8 o’clock who wake up later than most working a full-time job would, however the reason it’s worth trying is because most of us work or go to school full-time, in most of those cases if that usually constitutes working somewhere around the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. simply, but your day revolves around this period and for so many waking up early gives them a positive start to today ahead of the main tasks of the day.
So what are the benefits, the first and most critical is that you start to manage and control your circadian rhythm or your body clock humans animals, that crave routine to work at optimum performance we need to rest and eat daily, at the same time for example you’ll have no doubt experienced, that when you wake up early or late to get on a given day when you didn’t intentionally do so it affects you both mentally and physically affecting your emotional state of mind in addition to making you feel sluggish, that’s because the body struggles to respond to changes and while we’re highly adaptable creatures, we struggle to perform at our best if we’re putting ourselves through constant change for me waking up at 5:30 was difficult after the initial few days of being motivated to do, so however by regulating my body clock to wake up at the same time daily including weekends I found that my mental and physical health has seen a massive boost as the consistency helped me be my best daily. The next benefit is the time you get waking up early and wasting time is a pointless endeavor, it’s not really beneficial other than allowing you to consume more media. however, if you use that time productively you can get an incredible amount of work done, what’s the reason for this well simply put we’re at our most productive at the start of the day it’s critical to use this time not only to prepare yourself for the day ahead, but immediately do the tasks that require focus and a lack of distraction.Personally I immediately spend the first few minutes to plan what tasks someone to get done that day ideally you will want to write this down, but I tend to just take a mental note these aren’t a list of minor or less important tasks, these are things are considered critical to making the day a success. I also meditate as calming my mind at the start of the day, immediately gives me a positive mind set up for the day ahead, if I don’t meditate I can find myself getting lost in thought of the stresses ahead of me whereas meditation immediately gives me a still mind to think through the issues, I need to deal with and rationally formulate a plan once I’ve meditated.
I immediately get ready on to which I get the third benefit of waking up early which is I give myself time to eat breakfast, here’s the thing many people in the world today either rush eating breakfast or don’t eat any at all. I’ve been guilty of this far too much in my own life and this serves to have two negative outlets. the first is that it is detrimental to your health as you need a good breakfast to provide your energy through the course of a day, eating in the morning not only surprised by until nutrients and vitamins but means that you can regulate digestion to ensure peak performance for your body, as you burn calories while active during a day. the second- output is that not eating breakfast properly leaves you stress just as the body needs an energy intake of food directly, impacts your mental health you need to eat to have a strong and positive mindset and not doing, so can leave you exhausted and stressed which is the other thing if you have a breakfast, but to rush it leaves you in a stress state of mind as you consider, it a chore that you need to do rather. than the moment to enjoy as you benefit yourself for these reasons you need to eat a good breakfast, but also allocate time in your day to do so physical well-being aside it’s vital for your mental health.
The fourth benefit I’ve had in waking up early, is I have time to get to head start on the day .there’s many reasons many successful people wake up early, it’s because habitually they’ve gotten into a routine to make the most efficient use of the time they have in the day, you get time others simply don’t have and often get to choose exactly how you spend that time, as a bizarre they’re to take it for me I go into the office an hour before anyone else, gets in it gives me time to work on this website in peace, and work on the content I create I love doing it, I feel productive when doing it and it’s time I’m using to develop and grow myself. Finally the fifth benefits I get from waking up early, is I get time to myself I cannot understate the importance of spending time to yourself, as it’s in these moments you get to reflect and make choices to better your life and live it in the way you want. to many people fear being alone with their thoughts, because in these moments you may be forced to confront issues, that you might otherwise want to ignore.
However, by ignoring these problems you rarely do more than compound them by facing them, you’re figuring out how you’re going to deal with them, you will fundamentally do what’s best for you which will translate to giving the best version of yourself to your loved, ones there’s certain things to understand about waking up early, don’t just wake up early but they’re not such a routine, to go to sleep you need to ensure you regulate your sleep and circadian rhythms and the morning and the night you need to sleep at the same time daily and you need to ensure, you get the best quality sleep that you can it’s up to you how long you sleep. I average around six hours a night, but most people need around seven to nine hours, but as long as you sleep well you will reap the benefits waking up early isn’t for everyone, but it is highly beneficial for many I’d argue even the majority.
in this article you hopefully got to understand the benefits waking up early I’ve had on me personally and can get the same benefits in your own life too thanks for reading what time do you wake up I would love to know in the comment section below.
Randall C. Schneider is the founder and owner of ANTOCAT. he is been freelancing for many years and now focusses on WordPress development and blog design for small businesses and online publishers