“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Ben Franklin said that so many years ago, and he was spot-on with that. For many, waking up early is something that is dreaded each day, and they’d rather sleep in on the weekend, however, there are many benefits to waking up early that just may make you change your ways.
Studying in the morning allows you to retain the information better. Yup, that’s right, early morning study sessions or reading is more likely to stay with you compared to those who sleep in and study or read later. So if you really need to memorize something or take in some information, set that alarm and get up early.
Waking up early allows you to stay on target with a healthy breakfast. Your body has been fasting all night, so it needs those nutrients to get up and get going each day. If you don’t wake up early and give yourself enough time to eat, you’ll be sluggish and will likely overeat next time you eat, since your body will think you are starving.
You’ll get more things done. It’s simple really, the earlier you get up, the more productive you are. You have fewer distractions, your brain is charged up and ready to go, and you’ll have more energy to knock out those tasks on your to-do list. You may need a couple of days to adjust, but once you get used to it, you’ll be amazed at all you accomplish, including an early morning workout session.
Giving yourself enough time each morning keeps your day stress free. The first hour or two after you wake up help to set the tone for your day. If you are running late because you slept in and are rushing to get ready, you may feel rushed and anxious for the rest of the day. If you get up early and have enough time to complete everything, you’ll feel accomplished and calm for the rest of the day.
With so many benefits to waking up early, you’ll quickly adjust to being a morning person in no time, and you’ll be thrilled with the health and productivity benefits of this new lifestyle. To help get your day started on the right foot, before your morning workout, try our pre-workout for an added boost of energy to start your day off right.