If you think about your mornings, what overall feeling do you get? Do you like your mornings or don’t you like them at all?
See, whether you like it or not, the morning is by far the most important part of the day. So you better make it count every day, week or weekend. But why exactly should you be that crazy? Well, we collected the 4 reasons why you should get up early every single day, so let’s hop into it:
1. Days are longer / More productive time
Generally spoken, days are not longer than usual, no. No matter if you wake up early or sleep in, your day has 24 hours. But what changes if you wake up early every day is the amount of productive time. See, most people tend to set their wake-up-time attached to when they need to be at work. The problem with that is, you start your day reactive to what it’ll bring you. What you should do instead is starting your days proactive. You should be in control over your morning and not adjust it to what is on the schedule. Proactive > Reactive. If you change that up, you’ll be surprised by how much productive time you’ll end up having plus the number of things you’ll have done already when the rest of the world just got started.
2. Health, focus & energy
We all want to be healthy, feel good and feel energized, right? What if I told you that you can achieve just that by simply sticking to a healthy day & night routine? How that works is pretty simple. The human body has an inner clock called the Circadian Rhythm. When you wake up early during the week, but sleep longer during the weekend, your Circadian Rhythm gets messed up. That leads to the so-called Social Jetlag which is better known as Monday. Did you ever have had the feeling that your Monday hit you harder than any of the other weekdays? Oh hello, Social Jetlag! The solution for that is super simple. Stick to your routine and get up (early enough) at the same time every single day, also on weekends. Your body, your mood, your health & your energy levels are going to thank you big times.
3. Motivation boost
Do you know people that set their new goals every year just after New Year’s Eve just to throw them overboard again a week or two later? Have you been one of them yourself maybe? Well, here’s the deal; The problem with sticking to your goals is lacking motivation. Motivation is at its peak every morning. So, if you wake up early every day, you’ll have more motivation. With more motivation, you’ll achieve more. Most people tend to do it the other way around. They get up every morning just to rush to work, already stressed out. By the time you arrive at home after work, your motivation is gone and you’re already exhausted. Most of the time then is used to spend it with the family, do some other stuff in and around your house and moving on, to balance from work by watching tv or streaming Netflix. Don’t be most people and tackle your goals just as you set them.
4. Time in silence
If you start getting up very early, you’ll notice an interesting benefit. Throughout the day, you get bombarded with messages, emails & tasks to do. You are surrounded by other people that use your time to chat with you about some random stuff or want you to do something for them. A normal day can become super stressy and exhausting that way. If you are up when the rest of the world still sleeps, you’ll get a good amount of quiet time. No one will reach out to you, no emails will distract you and no task gets in your way. Pure focus on what YOU want to do and accomplish, without any distraction.
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With these four top reasons why to wake up early every single day, it’s now time to set your routine and get the ball rolling. Feel better, have more energy and get more of the things done that matter to you.