10 Benefits of Being a Morning Person
So next time you’re thinking about hitting that snooze button, try pushing yourself to get out of the cozy bed and embrace a new morning routine.
1. More Productive
With more hours in the day for early risers, you’ll become more productive in getting tasks and errands done. The human brain is more alert in the morning, providing you with a mental boost of increased focus and concentration. While, most people might still be curled up in their beds, you can already cross items off your to-do list and continue to slay the day.
2. More Energetic
Believe it or not, getting up earlier can provide you with more energy throughout the day. The morning energy enhancement can help you get tasks done and have a more productive workout. Being more energetic can also increase your mood and make you feel more cheerful.
3. Embrace the Morning Workout
Getting up early to go the gym or for a bike ride can be beneficial to your physical and mental health. Starting your day with a sweat can help you burn more fat, lower your blood pressure and help you sleep better at night. Plus, in the morning you will have less excuses to cancel compared to an evening workout where errands or social events might pop up.
4. Improve Quality of Sleep
Having a regular sleep routine can help you go to sleep and wake up easier. Early risers become naturally tired when it’s bedtime, compared to night owls who still have energy to burn. Waking up early can provide you with a deeper and higher-quality of sleep limiting any tossing and turning.
5. More Time for Yourself
With more hours in the day, you can make time for the little things in life that make you content like reading a book or meditating. This can help increase your overall mood and happiness. So, set the alarm and enjoy the peace and quiet first thing in the morning.
6. More Time for Family and Friends
Along with making more time for yourself, you can make more time for your loved one’s by getting up earlier in the day. The more tasks you complete earlier in the day, the less you must do in the evening, meaning you can spend more time bonding with family and friends. An added bonus is if you have family members and friends who are also morning people and can join you for an early jog or meet for coffee before work.
7. Increase Concentration
Starting your day earlier, increases your alertness, concentration and memory. This can help you perform day-to-day tasks more efficiently and find success in your work. Some students believe studying for an exam the morning before is better than the night before as the material is fresher and they can concentrate without feeling drowsy.
8. Reduce Stress
Morning people tend to be less stressed because they can get more things done during the day. It also helps eliminate the hectic rush of getting ready for work or school in the morning. Being up earlier, means you can take your time and not worry about being late. It can also make your commute smoother.
9. Feel Attractive
Getting the right amount of sleep and waking up early can impact your beauty routine. Not getting enough sleep can cause puffy eyes and dark circles, which can make you feel unattractive. With a regular sleep and waking up routine, you can feel refreshed inside and out. Plus, you’ll have more time to shower, do your hair and make-up and get ready in the morning.
10. Make Healthier Food Choices
Have you ever rushed out the door and grabbed something quick and unhealthy to eat to tie you over? Well, waking up earlier can help prevent this. With the extra time in the morning, you can make a healthier breakfast and be able to actually digest it.