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.
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.
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?