The benefits of waking up earlier

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Waking up earlier can change your life

Waking up in the morning is already hard enough as it is but here are some reasons you might want to start waking up earlier.

The benefits of waking up earlier

Waking up earlier can improve your overall quality of life. Image by Canva

For some of us, the blaring sound of the morning alarm is enough to bring us to tears. The argument can be made, however that the health benefits of waking up earlier make it a habit worth adopting.

We would all love ‘five more minutes’ in the morning but a new attitude towards your morning routine could make all the difference.

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Waking up earlier before the madness of the day starts allows you to focus on important tasks you might want to get out of the way or to dabble in a little self-improvement such as exercise or reading. Either way, pinching off a little extra time will allow you get a headstart on your day and make you more productive in the long run.

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Simple logic; you can manage your time better when you have more of it. Allowing yourself an extra hour in the morning means you’re less likely to feel like you’re running on a speeding hamster wheel for the rest of the day, trying to catch up on your to-do list.

Waking up earlier will not only help you plan your day out better, but it will also give you enough time to get things done on time with much less stress and anxiety.

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Adopting the habit of an earlier morning routine will give you a calmer start to your day. How many times have we rummaged for something to wear at the last minute? How often do we just skip breakfast because there just isn’t any time to sit and eat? Nobody can honestly say they enjoy the stress and anxiety of worrying they might not make it out of the door in time every morning.

Waking up earlier gives you time to take better care of yourself and your loved ones, both physically and mentally. Not rushing through your shower or getting frustrated because everyone else just isn’t getting ready fast enough but rather taking the time for proper self-care and planning. This will ease a lot of the stress, anxiety and dreaded panic a lot of people have come to accept as a norm in their morning routine.

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Using that extra time in the morning for exercise and meditation will benefit your mental and physical well being in the long run. Assuming you wake up an hour earlier to do some cardio, a little strength training and some calm meditation; those good habits add up and can lead to better heart health, weight loss, improved brain function and more energy throughout your day.

Early risers use their time in the morning more wisely. The good habits they pick up with their morning routine mean they enjoy a better metabolism, higher and longer lasting energy levels throughout the day and overall fitness which their joints will most likely thank them for.

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Waking up earlier isn’t necessarily about sleeping less. It’s about adopting good and healthy habits which should improve your quality of life in the long run. Waking up earlier will let you get more done throughout the day which not only helps you reduce your stress and anxiety but helps you use up your energy meaning you fall sleep easier and quicker at night.

Waking up and going to bed on a consistent schedule will help reset your body clock, making it easier for you to sleep and wake up at a certain time naturally. Having a consistent sleep cycle can help regulate your energy levels and improve your quality of sleep which can help you reduce fatigue.

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All in all, the benefits of a healthy sleeping pattern and a consistent morning routine may vary from person to person but it is important for you to establish a routine that you’re comfortable with and that is most beneficial to your lifestyle.

What’s your verdict? Are you hitting the snooze button or might you actually force yourself to crawl out of bed in the morning? Lets us know in the comments.