Nearly everyone enjoys sleeping in till late, which is okay if its an occasional indulgence, but if it becomes a habit, it can severely hamper your productivity and your personal development in life. While waking up in the morning can be extremely hard, especially during winters, there are significant benefits to doing so and if you can be consistent with it, you will notice measurable and positive changes in your life.
Boost in productivity
Waking up early actually gives you a head start, allowing you to focus on the things you have to get done and organize yourself. You won’t have to deal with the calls or e-mails early in the morning and can simply take time to reflect on your plans and come up with solutions to problems. This will keep you going strong throughout the day, considerably boosting your productivity.
Most people can’t workout because by the time they get home in the evening they either have other plans or are too exhausted to consider exercise. However, if you wake up early in the morning you can easily spare 15 to 20 minutes for exercising. This will not only benefit you in terms of fitness but also kick-start your metabolism for the day ahead.
Time for a proper breakfast
Breakfast is widely considered as the most important meal of the day, but most people ignore it because they don’t have the time and need to rush out in the morning. Waking up early lets you cook and eat a healthy breakfast, which is going to benefit you throughout the day and make you less prone to snacking at work.
Waking up early means you get done with everything ahead of time and effectively leave for work before the rush hours. Not only will you save time during your commute but it will also be less stressful. If you job lets you put in flexible hours, it is way better to start early so that you can save time in the evening. Either way, you will not have punctuality issues as long as you get up early.
Stress free evening
If you organized and planned your day early in the morning and acted on your plans, your evening should be less stressful. You will have more time to yourself and can indulge in your hobbies or give time to your family. Most people rush through the day and then end up working through the evening and into the night to compensate. This will also leave you more relaxed and ready to take the next day head on.