Nowadays with the erratic lifestyles we lead and our stress levels hitting the roof, we could really use a slightly more disciplined way of living. All of us need to take small steps if not drastic ones towards a healthier life. A lot of people are using different methods like meditation, exercise, eating healthy and such. But one of the most basic and effective ways to head towards a fitter life is waking up early every morning. People really underestimate the positive effects of waking up early and today, we’re here to tell you why you need to do it if you haven’t been doing so already. So, let’s get right to it!
1. Increase in productivity
You’ll notice that when you wake up early, you complete tasks faster because the human body is most productive and charged early in the morning. When you wake up early, you’re motivated to do a lot more than you would do if you woke up later.
2. Starting early
Like we mentioned earlier, starting the day before everyone else gives you a lot of time to do more. If you start the day early, by midday, you’re already ahead of everyone else.
3. Empty trains
One for the most important factors of waking up before others is empty trains! At the peak hour, most people get onto the trains to reach work on time, and that crowds them. If you wake up early and take an earlier train, you’re going to find a lot more space to sit because they’re more likely to be empty.
4. Cheaper Uber rides
Like the train situation we mentioned above, even the Uber rides are cheaper considering not many people will leave early for work so there are no surge prices. So, technically, you’re not only saving time but money too.
5. There’s enough time to exercise and do more
When you’re awake before everyone else, you get dibs on a lot of things, like taking a shower first, getting time to make a good breakfast and more. Not only do you get time to exercise, but getting to work early can even give you time to finish off a lot of work before everyone else gets to the office.
6. Being Punctual
Getting up sooner than you already do gives one a sense of punctuality and that’s a great quality to master. This quality helps respect your own, and other people’s time too.
When everyone else is asleep and you’re wide awake, there’s a certain sense of peace and quiet you can experience. That helps increase productivity and also helps you get through the day in a more composed manner.
How to start waking up early?
Waking up early is like any other habit, so, start by sleeping earlier than you used to. Stay away from the television set and especially the internet before you go to bed. Social media is the worst thing to encounter right before taking a nap, so if needed, get it over with at least an hour before you hit the sack. Another thing to keep in mind is, don’t give your body a jolt by waking up too soon, but maybe just an hour before you do daily. It might seem a bit tough at first, but the human body is extremely adaptive and will get used to waking up early every day. It is important to stay consistent and start somewhere. And remember, if you snooze, you lose… Literally!
Now that you know how good it is to wake up early, it’s time to stop snoozing and start making the most of the morning!
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