The Early Bird: The Perks of Being a Morning Person
Getting up early may not be pleasant at all times but it is one of the habits that can guarantee success in life. Besides, what’s not to like about the mornings? There’s the sunrise, the smell of freshly brewed coffee and of course, solar energy in the Philippines is one of the most used renewable energy sources which can last mankind for as long as billions of years. Well, the last reason may be a bit off the hook but we can’t deny how great mornings are and how awesome the sun is especially when it’s about to rise. Still not convinced? Let the following reasons persuade you into becoming a morning bird!
Increase in Productivity
The productivity aspect seems to be the main reason why successful people pursue being early birds. It’s actually a personal choice but to be clear, you don’t need to rush right from the beginning. Starting very early actually gives you the mental boost. Think of it this way: while the rest of the world is still enjoying the comfort of their beds, you are already thriving. By the time lunch time arrives, you may have checked off the majority in your to-do list.
Are you the type who presses the snooze button several times before finally getting up? As tempting as ten more minutes of down time is, early birds don’t do that. Waking up with the sunrise definitely requires self-discipline and willpower. That doesn’t happen in an instant, though, especially if that is your habit. Make a gradual progress; imagine waking up one minute earlier than yesterday then keep that up until you reach your desired hour. Build your way to being a morning person bit by bit. In addition to that, a new habit will take root, which will increase your abilities to form new positive habits and stick to them for good.
Energy Level to the Max
Unless you pulled an all-nighter, you will feel more energy during the day when you get up early. Keep in mind that it’s not only just the fact of waking up that makes you energetic; the routines you implement are more important. You can include routines like exercise, meditation and complex thinking such as writing and strategy making for your business or work. Mornings are usually quiet anyway so you can do all of these in peace.
Are you constantly running around while trying to get a million things done and wondering why there isn’t more time? Relax, take a step back and re-evaluate. Are you making the most of your day? One study at the University of London found that those who started their day at 7 am had a lower chance of being stressed, depressed, and overweight on an average. Even if you think that extra 20 minutes of sleep will help you feel rested for you presentation or exam, it might do the exact opposite. Instead, get up from your bed and review your notes to help you feel fully prepared.
Waking up early doesn’t have to be hard. All it takes is commitment and willpower. In no time at all, you will become an early bird and get all things done before the end of the day.
About the author
Micah Suarez is a bookish type of girl who just got out of college with a degree on the arts; she currently works as a freelance writer and accepts projects whenever it fits her taste. Her passion for writing and researching started in college that later evolved to blogging and freelance entries for small and medium enterprises.