“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.”
~ Lemony Snicket
Do you really need to wake up early to be healthy or successful?
The majority of entrepreneurs and health & fitness enthusiasts wake up before most people and that’s more than likely a contributing factor into their business and personal success.
7 Reasons To Wake Up Early
1. Time For You
Most of us live busy lives, whether we’re in school, we have kids, or we have to commute for an hour or two, and often, there’s very little time left for you.
If you intentionally wake up thirty minutes or an hour before you need to leave the house in the morning, you can have that time just for you, for whatever you want to work on.
It could be your fitness and your body or you could spend that extra time writing or journaling. It’s completely up to you.
Designing a morning routine around your priorities and goals is one of the best things that you can do for yourself.
2. Be Sharper
If you start your day in a fog because you’ve only been awake thirty minutes or an hour before you have to start work or make an important phone call, you’re not going to be at your best.
Getting into the habit of waking up earlier, to take that time to read or exercise in the morning before you have to officially start your day, will give you clarity.
Your mind will be sharper than your co-workers.
Your work will improve.
3. Get A Jump On The Day
Some of the most successful people in the world will get more done by 10:00AM than the rest of us will do during the entire day.
Starting your day early will give you a major advantage.
There’s more time to get things done and you’ll feel more relaxed, knowing that you’re in control of your day.
4. Healthy Breakfast
Even if you have time right now to have breakfast in the morning, how healthy is it?
Waking up earlier gives you that extra few minutes to make a smoothie or juice.
Exercising first thing in the morning not only makes sure that you get it done but it will also give you a boost of energy to start your day.
Rather than going through your morning routine in a daze because you’re still waking up, get down and do ten push-ups and ten curls with a dumbbell.
You don’t need to spend an hour at the gym.
Just a twenty-minute at home work out in the morning can give you lasting energy throughout the day.
6. Reduce Stress
When you’re waking up earlier, you won’t be running around and rushing out the door.
You’ll be able to relax as you get ready, knowing that you’ve allowed yourself enough time to do everything that you want to get done in the morning.
7. Increase Self-Esteem
If you’ve always thought of yourself as a night-owl or someone that doesn’t function well in the mornings, changing that can boost your self-esteem.
Seeing yourself make that change and pushing through will increase the confidence that you have in yourself and help you achieve other goals.