4 Benefits Of Rising Up Early

Lets be honest here, the mornings are for sleeping right? We make sure the alarm clock is right on the side of us. So we can easily hit the snooze button whenever it decides to blast that horrifying sound we all dread in the mornings. Annoying, right?
As much as we dread waking up in the mornings, it is something that we can definitely benefit from. I already know what you’re thinking.. “Who’d actually want to wake up before 12:00 anyways?” Let me ask you this, when you wake up late how do you feel?

In high school, I dreaded waking up early and I often questioned why did school begin so early. Not that my question would be taken into consideration by the higher authority.. On weekends, I woke up between the hours of 12-2 o’clock. Lets just say I still felt exhausted and I definitely felt that I just slept the day away. I couldn’t let myself feel that way any longer.

I now wake up around the hours of 6:30-7:00 am and I definitely feel a big difference. Here are a few benefits of waking up early.

Breakfast Time :

Many times when we wake up late we do not have enough time to eat a healthy breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. According to JHSPH, breakfast provides you with energy and nutrients that helps you concentrate in the workplace and/or the classroom.

Exercise :

I often hear people say that they never have the ‘time’ to exercise. However, if you wake up earlier than your usual time you will have a little bit of free time to do so. Every morning, I find time to go for a run/walk. I even did it yesterday morning, in the pouring rain. I know, crazy right? It felt pretty good though.

Work  On Your Goals :

I’m sure most of you have goals and sometimes we get distracted from them. I can admit that sometimes I do get distracted away from my goals. However, all you need to do is dedicate a little time within your morning to concentrate on your goals and how you will achieve them.

Productivity :

I feel that in the mornings is where I get most of my ideas and I even try to get a few things done. Even though, I would rather sleep just like you. I get up anyway and start my day off with being productive. It feels awesome when you have time to do everything you’d like to.

Even if you don’t like rising up early, maybe just wake up 20 minutes earlier than you do now and constantly make your way up.

Are you an early riser?  Or do you enjoy your sleep time?

 

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22 thoughts on “4 Benefits Of Rising Up Early

  1. If I get up at least by 6:30 every morning I will accomplish so much more every single day. I don’t understand these people who sleep in until 9 and 10 the day is half gone.

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  2. I have always been an early riser, and wake up even earlier now that I started blogging! I get so much done on my blog before the kids get up, it is crazy! Great post!

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  3. I wake up earlier than my son, so I should be better about making breakfast for myself earlier, but I am not! I wake up, pour my coffee, make lemon water and sit at the comp to work on the blog! But, hey I have the productive part down. I am also not a morning exerciser, major kudos to those of you are !!

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  4. I am not a morning person, but I am usually up no later than 6am to get ready for work. I am trying to push it to 5am, so my husband and I can make breakfast together before he leaves for work. It isn’t easy to wake up so early, but it is nice to have that extra time.

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  5. I wish I had the energy to wake up early. I get up around 8am and still struggle to stay awake and happy throughout the day, but I suppose it doesn’t help that I work 10-16 hour shifts 6 days a week – lol!

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  6. As a real estate agent I usually work later into the night, so getting up earlier usually equates to longer days for me. But some of these benefits may be worth it!

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  7. I do enjoy sleeping in, but I have found myself waking up early on the weekends and I use my early morning time to relax in bed with a cup of coffee and watching something on the DVR that was recorded earlier in the week and then I make a nice breakfast for the family. I enjoy the morning quiet!

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    1. I relieved that once you set it in your mind that it is something you really want to do, you can do it. I used to always tell my self that I couldn’t. And guess what? I couldn’t. Once I changed my mindset and started saying ‘I can’ that’s when it all happened. You can do it 💪

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