There are plenty of crucial reasons to wake up early every single day, even on the weekends. I know it is so tempting to hit that snooze button several times to sneak in those extra minutes of sleep.
I’ve started to train myself to get up earlier each day since couple of months ago, and I want to say that waking up early is not as difficult as most people think. Take a look at 7 great reasons to become a morning person starting tomorrow.
1. Increase your energy levels
Every time I oversleep, I feel tired and drowsy and don’t feel like doing something during the day, not to mention that I skip my exercise and breakfast. Even if I exercise and eat my healthy breakfast, it still puts a damper on my enthusiasm and energy levels. If you’re anything like me, increase your energy levels by going to bed early and getting up early.
2. Eat a large, nutritious breakfast
I hope you know that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, and a nutritious breakfast is an effective way to jumpstart your metabolism. While it’s so easy to grab an energy bar or muffin for quick calories, it’s not enough to keep your energy levels up.
If you wake up early you will have the opportunity to fuel your body right with a bigger, nutritious meal. Morning people tend to be slimmer than those who enjoy sleeping till midday.
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3. You will have more time for exercise
One of the biggest reasons to wake up earlier in the morning is because you will have more time for exercise. Exercise is crucial if you want to live a healthy, fulfilling and happy life into old age.
With all those super busy schedules, it can be difficult to squeeze in a workout. Becoming an early riser allows for a small cardio session to increase your endorphin levels and boost your mood and energy levels.
4. You will be more productive
If you want to be more productive, get into a habit of waking up earlier day by day. No matter what your responsibilities are, outside or inside the home, when your mind is alert and clear, you are more attentive to the tasks. Just make sure you fall asleep earlier. Going to bed after midnight and waking up early will only harm your health.
5. Reduce stress in the morning
Get up early and avoid the morning stress. Whether it’s an appointment, work or college, being rushed in the morning because you slept in those extra minutes causes a lot of unnecessary stress.
Stress is the leading cause of sudden death. It can cause heart disease, cancer and many other serious health issues, so try to avoid it whenever possible.
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6. Meditation and prayer
Waking up early is also vital for your soul. Early morning is the perfect time for pray or meditation. It’s also a great time for thinking about what’s important in your life and what you need to do to achieve your goals. Get up early, clear your mind of negativity and feed your soul with positive affirmations.
7. Straighten-up your house
Before I leave the house, I usually straighten-up it so that I can return to a clean, cozy home and just relax. When you wake up early, it’s easy to find those 5-15 minutes to give your house a cleaner look and feel. Reducing clutter will help you stay more organized and put your mind at ease.
Waking up early can be hard, especially if you’re not a morning person, but give it a try. There are many advantages and disadvantages of becoming an early riser, but I feel more advantages than disadvantages and I’m sure you will feel the same. Your life can become more interesting once you become a morning person.
What are your reasons to get up early in the morning? Share your tips with us.