We are all familiar with the popular idiom “the early bird catches the worm”. Of course, there wouldn’t be such an idiom if there was not some truth behind it. Blogger Eghosa Aihie shares with brightside.me six reasons that should motivate you to get up earlier:
- Time to discover the hidden you: our brains work more effectively during the first half of the day – use that time to get your life under control and start thinking about what you have to do urgently. Oftentimes, people fail to achieve their goals because of lack of focus and distraction from their life goals throughout the day.
- Time to schedule your day: you can plan your day in advance before going to work. This will help you spend your time more effectively and productively, as opposed to mapping out your next day in the evening, when your brain is already thinking about getting some rest.
- Time to work on self-improvement: mornings are perfect for that. If you wake up early, you have some time before you have to go to work, and you can use that time to go to the gym, spend time with your family, or do whatever activity you enjoy most. Gym is an especially good idea, as working out in the morning charges your body with endorphins that will make you energetic and cheerful for the rest of the day.
- Time to start eating breakfast: breakfast is the most important meal of the day, don’t miss it! The habit of having breakfast has an extremely positive meaning for your health, as your body needs food to function properly, especially in the morning.
- Successful people already do so: from Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter, to Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, and Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin Group, successful people have discovered the perks of being an early riser. You can find them too!
- You will be two steps ahead of everyone: research shows that when you wake up early, your creative potential is unleashed. This can also develop confidence, as you know you already started work, while your competitors are still sleeping. Aihie says that she has learned to take care of all unpleasant business before 8 a.m., which helps her get through the day with a high level of energy and the feeling that she has done her duty.