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Why You Need To Start Waking Up Early

To be fair, not everyone enjoys waking up early in the morning. It’s something we do when we have to – such as a fast approaching project deadline or an exam. But really, waking up early is something you should do more often, because it’s good for you. Let’s find out why!

Wake Up Early for Academic Success

If you’re a student, you will know (if you ask them) that the best students in your class wake up early. In fact, this is something that was confirmed by a study done by the Texas University. It was found that students who woke up early had better test scores and higher GPAs compared to those who woke up late. This helps them get into a more productive routine for the rest of the day. Well, now you know what to do for a better performance at tests – wake up early!

Wake Up Early for a Healthy Breakfast

Have you noticed that you often end up skipping breakfast when you fail to wake up in time? Many people prefer to get the extra wink of sleep during a busy week, so end up skipping breakfast or not preparing a sumptuous breakfast in their hurry to get to work on time. You need a healthy breakfast because your body needs all the nutrition it can get early in the morning. A healthy breakfast gives the body the energy it needs to get through the day. It keeps the mind focused and alert. So, clearly, you wouldn’t want to skip breakfast at all. That’s a good enough reason to wake up early, don’t you think?

Wake Up Early to Perform Better at Work

Most successful people are early risers. Why? The earlier you wake up, more work gets done. Waking up early is important for your productivity at work. There’s no better time to focus and set your goals for the rest of the day than at, say, 5:00 am in the morning. There are no distractions at this time and you won’t be interrupted by the kids, who’re likely to be sound asleep. Your brain would be fully charged and raring to go. Your efficiency will be at its peak, and you’re likely to make better decisions, plan and set better goals. You will be full of energy for the rest of the day.

Wake Up Early for Mental Clarity

One of the biggest benefits of waking up early is that it keeps your mind sharp, keeps the dark thoughts away and fills you up with renewed optimism for the rest of the day. You will be able to shake off the negativity that enveloped you the night before and feel a change in your attitude towards life. You will feel the cobwebs in your mind clearing up. Your mind will be clear, alert and focused. Studies have shown that early risers are less likely to succumb to anxiety and depression.

Wake Up Early for More Effective Exercise

The most important reason to wake up early is that you will have time to exercise. You can go on a quick 30-minute morning run, which would really clear up the mind. There is no better feeling than going on a run early in the morning, breathing in the oxygen, with the whole track to yourself. Exercise helps you snap out of early morning sleepiness as well. It energizes your body, burns calories and sheds weight.  It helps to fight lethargy as well.

Wake Up Early for Better Sleep

If you get into a habit of waking up early, you’re likely to sleep better as well. You will fall into a well established sleep routine and sleep soundly through the night. You won’t suffer from a feeling of restlessness that many late risers are known to have. Waking up early sets up your body’s internal clock in a way that is beneficial to your health and well-being.

We have given you 6 great reasons to wake up early. The time for excuses is over. Set the alarm at 4:30 am before going to bed tonight!