Benjamin Franklin once said, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Now, y’all must be wondering how waking up early would make one wiser, healthier and wealthier. But, coming from a man whose list of achievements would probably need more than a book or two to be covered, it is worth believing and trying. While not many of us are morning people, it wouldn’t hurt so much to become one. In fact, there are so many more benefits of waking up early! We’ve listed down 5 of the most important ones that will make you ditch your current sleep schedule and follow the sun!
1. More Time To Plan Out Your Day
When you wake up early, you basically gift yourself some extra active hours in a day. You can use this time to list down your goals for the day and strategise it. This will help in making your day more productive and will keep you on track. It doesn’t end here, waking up early gives you the time to properly relax and then attend your list of chores. Because rushing straight to work can often lead to a stressful day, which can spiral into a bad routine.
2. High Willpower
Willpower is a limited resource, and it’s at its highest in the morning. Have you ever noticed how you tend to feel less motivated when you wake up late? That’s because you missed the peak hours of high willpower. You can use this time to make a tough decision, get rid of bad habits, and work on yourself. This in turn helps you in using your willpower for only and only yourself.
3. Better Sleep Quality
If you’re someone who likes to stay up late at night, this information might make you want to mend your ways. It’s not hard to notice that on the days you are late to bed, you wake up tired, dull and most probably run late the next morning. So, if you make it a habit to wake up early no matter what, your body automatically signals you when its bedtime and helps you maintain a healthy sleep cycle. This will help you in the long run to dodge a lot of health-related issues.
4. Better Breakfast
Let’s be honest, a majority of us do not take out the time to sit and have a healthy, filling breakfast every morning. Even though we have been taught quite early in life that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we tend to do the complete opposite of it. Waking up early helps you to make time for breakfast and not settle for a quick frozen snack or sugary cereal. Even having eggs or a simple sandwich for breakfast can bring a huge change in your mental and physical health.
5. Psychological Factor
You may not be aware of this but your body and mind tend to sync with the sun. Notice how you switch on more lights when you really need to focus on something? That’s because light gives you visibility and clarity. Even though you may not realise this, your body definitely does. When your body is in sync with the sun, you tend to lean more towards the positive side than the negative or dull side.
These facts are defo making it to our ‘New Year-New Me’ list. How do you feel about waking up early? Let us know in the comments below.Don’t forget to follow us at @missmalinilifestyle to never miss a beat!