“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” – Ben Franklin, famously
The most difficult task that you might face each day is early rising each morning, namely because you are a complete night owl and let’s face it, morning air is cold. But despite this, you have to generally rise at 5 am (or maybe two snooze buttons later) and make it an early morning simply because you need to get to work.
Have you ever thought of getting up every day at 5 am so as to work better for and also to get in a quick 20 minutes on the treadmill before starting your day.
Sounds like torture doesn’t it? Believe me this rising earlier has some surprising benefits for you should definitely consider taking advantage of.
Whenever you get to the regime of early rising you can chalk out to the extra energy and productiveness that you might be as experiencing to the fact you are getting the blood pumping harder each morning. You might still think that turning of your alarm so early may ruin your day as it might make you feel drowsy throughout the day, but you might be surprised to find that your energy level still stayed consistently high through the morning hours. Below we’ve outlined the many benefits you’ll begin to experience by setting that alarm earlier than planned, and taking advantage of it.
Team Inspiring Life provides you with the 5 reasons that would inspires you to early rising.
5 benefits of early rising
1. Positive Outlook
According to studies early risers often tend to go to bed early as well, which means they are more likely to get the 7-9 hours recommended sleep for adults. Sleeping the full amount regularly is said to help lead towards a healthier body and mind, which in turn has its own benefits, so it is easy to see why early risers may be less stressed and have more positivity in their lives.
2. More Energy
Better rest equals more energy. And early rising generally gives better sleep patterns than night owls. Enough said. But not really because this is really interesting stuff: a bunch of things happen when your body finally relaxes in sleep, and all of it is beneficial to your long term physical health as well as mental health. Once you drop into deeper cycles of sleep, your blood pressure drops, breathing slows, muscles are relaxed, body temperatures drop, and the blood supply to your muscles increase. This results in tissue and bone both repair, as well as cellular corrections. Growth hormones are also released that are essential for muscle development.
3.More time to exercise.
How many of you have started an evening workout routine and made promises to yourself about visiting the gym every evening only to watch them die a tragic death? By the end of a long workday we are typically mentally and physically exhausted, and the thought of exerting ourselves further is enough to make you want to crawl straight into bed. As mentioned, I started my early morning routine simply to get in a quick cardio workout since by the end of the day finding the time to do so can be a challenge.
However, more and more gyms are offering their classes earlier in the mornings as well since the evenings are often filled with schoolwork and family, leaving little time for extras such as exercise. Starting your day with a workout doesn’t only cut your early evening fatigue out of the equation, it is also super healthy for you! It burns more calories, and continues to do so at a higher rate after you have finished, plus it helps you sleep better at night. Early rising exercise releases endorphins too, which area feel good hormones: making you start your day out in a good mood as well.
4. Better Mental Health.
Everything described above equals a support structure for better mental health. Improved brain function, a lack of physical strain and stress, and restorative sleep are all components of an equation that results in your ability to release anxiety and approach your day as it comes. Not surprisingly, mental health experts tie good time management and organization combined with a good night’s rest to a healthier mind. Too much sleep and non-productive sleep leads to a higher incidence of depression and psychological illness.
5. Getting Organised.
Sometimes the saying “Not enough hours in the day” springs to mind.
We fall asleep thinking about all the things we are going to get done the following day, whether that be at work or at home, or both. Then something throws us off, we sleep in, forgot something on the way to work, or get delayed in traffic and our day seems to spiral after that.
Being an early riser means you can get a head start on the day and helps to kickstart your day off to a good start.
By planning and laying out some goals and tasks to accomplish the previous day can help you be more organised and make use of that early start.