“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy and wise” said by Benjamin Franklin is a well-stated and authorized quote as it has a lot to prove in regard to an individual’s life. Let’s face it, most of us love to sleep for long and that too during the daytime, but trust me that’s not a healthy attitude. Being a night owl is not actually being too bad but yes of course being a morning has a few more benefits. A little lifestyle change in terms of sleeping habits can totally change the way of life you need.
The practical example of this is the big businessmen and successful people about whom there is no one who doesn’t know about. These people tend to their strict morning schedule, even the Former Apple CEO had followed the morning ritual as he says “For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?”
Here are the benefits of waking up in the morning to make your life healthier, beautiful and happier:
#1. You’ll stand out at work:
If you are a person who works from 9 to 5, you must have realized the importance of morning already. Waking up earlier in the morning, firstly helps you to have a proper breakfast. As it is even recommended and is the most important meal of the day, it could make you feel lighter and brighter and active enough to work efficiently.
If you think that half an hour further snoozing of alarm which results in hopping up from your bed, hurrying up, just grabbing what you find in your fridge to eat, getting dressed up in 5 minutes would complete your sleep, this could totally turn the opposite! Rather than making your day, it can totally break it. Researches show that morning people can anticipate problems and can minimize them. The big problems for such people are not really big and who knows you are now next to get a big promotion!
#2. Waking up early makes you feel less stressed:
People in this busy world today have one thing in common: they feel stressed! And then in this stressful world, people are running around like crazy people, in a hurry or in a full-work mode to get their work done and tasks completed. You keep on working more than 24 hours a day and still run short of time? It couldn’t be only because of the burden or too much work to do. Note your timings what you do at what time of the day. Try analyzing it. There might be a possibility that you are thinking you are working it all right but the first thing you need to know is the importance of a good night’s sleep. Try improving your sleeping habits and wake up early in the morning and you will notice you’ll be less stressed, less depressed, happier and healthier.
#3. Lose an hour in the morning and all day you’ll be hunting for it – So reap the extra benefits
Apart from the discussed benefits above, sleeping earlier at night and waking up early in the morning gives so many extra benefits that one wouldn’t think of.
- If you are the person giving enough time to yourself and work for your fitness, making yourself a morning person can add benefit to it as it has an effect on your weight. Getting the exposure of light during the day can lower your body mass index helping you not to gain weight, thus keeping fit, active and healthy.
- Morning persons have advanced problem solving skills that help them to figure out solutions really quick. They have a better immune system and look positive towards daily activities. They even have a strong willpower.
- Morning persons hold the edge when it comes to business success. Studies have revealed that morning persons are more proactive and seen to perform better at work having higher wages and career success.
- Not relatable but very true, you might not even believe but morning persons are said to be more safe drivers. A Spanish research has shown that people who sleep late at night were asked to drive in the morning and the results were quite drastic as compared to morning persons.
And then after all the early bird catches the worm!
Christine Rudolph is a passionate blogger who loves to write on health and lifestyle. She is a featured author at various authoritative blogs around and you can follow her on twitter a @RudolphBlogger
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