Hey there, quick question. How tired are you? I’m not tired at all. I hate to brag, but I feel great. It’s probably because I’ve been waking up earlier than I usually do. All of those late-night benders have been really catching up to me and I needed to make a change. What’s with that? Too much information. Any. Who did you know that getting up early can have amazing effects both physically and mentally? Let’s talk about seven benefits to waking up early. Can it make your skin look better? Does it help your diet? Here’s an early start to the morning. A great way to increase productivity. We’re talking all of that and more.
1. Waking up Earlier Helps your Skin look Healthy
To put it simply, a healthy sleeping habit gives your skin time to rejuvenate. Upon waking up, your body will be feeling refreshed. An early start to the day will also give you more time to be active. This means doing jobs around the house as well as going for a quick walk. The more time you have off, the more time your blood has to oxygenate, leading to much more glowing skin.
2. You Can Lose Weight
Right now, you’re probably asking yourself, is there a faster video that doesn’t involve losing weight?
As a matter of fact, there are several. But really, are you actually gonna tell me you don’t want to shed a few pounds when it comes to your personal health?
Take all the advice you can get. We have to make one thing clear here first.
Getting up at 5:00 a.m. isn’t magically going to burn off those calories. There’s a little more to it than just that. Research shows that people who go to bed and wake up at a healthy hour are likely to have a more balanced diet. That means eating breakfast, lunch and dinner at all the right times.
If you wake up at a decent hour, you’re likely to consume your first meal fairly early in the morning. This leaves the time period between breakfast and your next meal to be fairly stretched out. The same should go for lunch and dinner. If all goes well, your final meal will be at a healthy hour. Even if your food choices aren’t ideal. It’s still good to leave enough time to digest your food before hitting the sack. Nobody wants to be laid out all sluggish in bed after chowing down on a spicy burrito. Unless you’re a real risk taker. One thing’s for sure eating a disgustingly large meal before bed can have you feeling tired and miserable in the morning. You also haven’t burned those calories. You wait the night before. Let’s actually explore this for a minute. Say you do have that spicy burrito before bed. You won’t be as hungry in the morning messing up your daily eating routine. This means you may have dinner closer to your bedtime, potentially screwing up your eating habits.
3. An Early Rise in Proves your Concentration
Are you looking to have a better outlook on life? Are you the type of person who yearns to wake up or ready to seize the day? Well, an early 6:00 a.m. start might be your answer. If you fall asleep at the right hour, waking up can give you a much better sense of alertness throughout the day.
This is due to the fact that you’ve been up for at least a couple hours already in the morning, which gives your body time to wear off. Any sense of fatigue, your newfound state of mental clarity can definitely come in handy while driving to work. If you operate any sort of machinery or a crucial device, your motor skills will thank you for the rest. Even pouring your morning coffee into a cup can be a hectic task if you haven’t had enough sleep. Remember not to burn your hand while we’re on the subject of sleep. Make sure you click the link below to check out our post detailing how your internal body clock works.
4. It Enhances your Productivity in the Workplace
Hang on a second. Doesn’t that have to do with concentration? We don’t mean to tread on old ground, but this benefit ties into our last one. If your sense of concentration has improved in the workplace, your level of productivity will as well. Your brain is typically more alert in the morning than it is during the rest of the day. During this period of time, you’re likely to get more done. Since many other people are asleep during the wee hours of the morning, there are fewer interruptions.
You’ve talked about the workplace a few times already. What if you’re a student? Let’s discuss the topic of school for a second.
One study shows that college students who wake up early score a three point five on their GPA, while self-identified night dwellers have a measly 2.5. If you have a work-related goal or you’re looking to achieve during the day, you will have time to set it earlier in the morning, giving yourself time to prepare and eventually execute.
One thing’s for sure, your boss will definitely appreciate it.
5. Waking up Early can-do Wonders for your Mental Health
when it comes to feelings of internal chaos. There is a massive contrast between those who are early risers and those who aren’t. People who wake up early are more likely to show traits of optimism, confidence and satisfaction. People who snooze their life away fit more in line with depression and anxiety. Did you know that as of 2018, those who routinely wake up early experience a 12 to 27 percent reduction in depression? If that’s not a reason to make this a habit. I’m not sure what is
6. Waking up Early Makes your Sleep much more Enjoyable
Now, hang on. Let us explain. Sleep is obviously not a theme park ride. If exhilarating is a word you use to describe your snooze is those must be some crazy dreams you’re having. When we say enjoyable, we mean the effectiveness of your sleep. The average adult needs a recommended seven to nine hours of shut eye in order to have a productive day. This is rather alarming considering an estimated 40 percent of Americans get less than 7. The amount of people who receive less than five. Only seems to be increasing. In 1942, only 3 percent of people got less than five hours of sleep per night.
Fast forward to the 2010s. That number is estimated to be about 14 percent.
Maybe it’s because we’re all too busy watching YouTube on our phones. Just think about how damaging that can be to both your mental and physical state. If you wake up at 5:00 a.m. after sleeping since 1 a.m., you’re going to be feeling a little groggy. But if you hit your bed around 9 p.m., a 5 a.m. wakeup time will have you feeling refreshed and ready to attack the day ahead. During the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m., your hormones go into a crucial state of recovery. You also experience an increase in melatonin, metabolic energy and strength. Imagine rising out of bed after undergoing this process, knowing you have an entire day ahead of you to achieve your goals effectively.
7. You will Begin Living a much Cleaner Lifestyle
This can range from the food you eat to the overall state of your home. If you wake up early after a good night’s rest, you won’t begin actively trying to improve other areas of your life. Studies indicate that early risers feel much more in charge of their lives and those 5:00 a.m. starts to the day make them incredibly productive. Now, with your newly discovered motivation, keep your apartment that cleaning it deserves.
What time do you wake up in the morning?
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