We all have heard of this age-old statement “Early to bed and early to rise, makes one wealthy, healthy, and wise”. How many of us really follow it? Some working professionals need to wake up early to get to work, while some have late working schedules. In all major cities, companies have adopted different working shifts to increase man force. Due to this people become night owls and have erratic sleeping patterns. However, waking up early has a huge number of benefits. Be it a student, housewife, or a working professional, it is advisable to start your day early. Read on to know why.
Health Benefits of Getting Up Early
I personally and very strongly believe waking up early is a must. It is important to cultivate this habit at a very young age and start making your family too follow it. We have to get up early and make our kids get up early too, to send them to school. There are several health benefits to waking up early. Some of them are:
1} More proactive
Those who rise early are said to be more proactive and have higher energy levels during the day. They stay focused on what they are doing and get things done on time.
2} Help sustain a healthy diet
Those who wake up late always end up skipping their breakfast. However, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should never be skipped. Breakfast literally means break the fast. Eating breakfast every morning is a foundation for healthy eating habits and prevents you from munching on junk food throughout the day.
3} Less prone to depression
Due to the hectic and stressful lives that people lead, depression has become a very common phenomenon in recent times. Those who hit the bed late and wake up late are seen as more prone to depression. A lack of balance in routine creates an imbalanced state of mind and body leading to depression.
4} Increased productivity
Early to bed and early to rise, keeps your brain charged and active throughout the day. You will be more efficient and perform things better. Early risers are also capable of making quick and efficient decisions pertaining to their goals. People who get up early accomplish their goals quickly and are unlikely to procrastinate things.
5} Stay mentally fit
Getting up early has a huge impact on mental health. Early morning people are found to be more energised, positive, and optimistic. This adds an incredible amount of positivity and changes your outlook towards life. By waking up early, you can avoid the last minute rush to school or work in the mornings, and this, in turn, reduces your stress levels.
6} Earn more time
It is always better to have ample time in the mornings, not to mention some “me time” too. By waking up early, you can spend about an hour exercising or meditating, or doing something you love. You can also leave to work early and avoid congested traffic hours on road. Starting your work early also helps you finish early and return home soon.
7} Get better grades
Getting up early is equally important for kids when they go to school. Children who get up early can concentrate and focus better in school. Additionally, consistent early risers have also got better grades at school and performed well.
Waking up early can be hard for some, but with consistent effort, you can surely make it. Begin your first step by waking up 30 minutes earlier than your usual wake up time. Then you can slowly increase as per your comfort. Waking up early will definitely start improving your quality of life.