Recently I’ve been asked by one of our readers why I wake up at 05:00 every single day, which I thought was an excellent question.
Let me first start by saying that there is absolutely no reason to change from a night owl to an early riser if being a night owl works perfectly for you.
I’ve been a night owl before, and I tended to spend the last hours at night doing things that by no means boosted my productivity.
Therefore, I decided to change up things and get in a few more hours of work during the morning.
Waking up early has changed my entire life, and here’s just a few reasons why:
1. Starting the day with renewed energy
Most people, including my past self, rush through their entire bowl of cereals in seconds to make it to work by 08:00 am.
Their blood pressure rises, and they begin to sweat.
They simply feel stressed out as the first thing in the morning.
No wonder why the rest of their day sucks.
Getting up early – e.g. at 05:00 am – allows you to spend your morning focussing on yourself.
Cook yourself a lovely breakfast, take a renewing shower, and moisturize your beautiful skin.
You’ll also improve your overall chances of receiving a promotion at work if that’s your prioritization.
I can’t stress how much impact the first few hours of a day has on the remaining hours.
Starting out the day with the perfect morning focussing on yourself and only yourself will set the tone for the rest of the day.
2. The quietest time of the day
I’ve found that by waking up early every single day, I’m far more productive at work.
In fact, this whole article is written during one of my morning work sessions between 05:00 am and 08:00 am.
Waking up early gives you the opportunity to squeeze in some time for yourself that you wouldn’t be able to do otherwise.
This could be working out, working on a passion project, cooking a dynamite breakfast, reading your favorite book etc.
There’s also no one to distract you from fulfilling your goals and dreams during the first few hours.
And believe me; you can get a lot done in a few hours if you know how to truly utilize the time you spend.
So, if you have some sort of passion project or you’d like to get in shape and you don’t feel like you have the time for it, think again.
There’s plenty of time to do so as long as you’d like to change up your sleeping patterns and get in a few hours of spare time during every morning.
3. Don’t miss the sunrise
There’s nothing like a morning where the sun is glancing over the top of the ocean, into your living room.
You’re sitting in your lounge chair with a cup of coffee in your hands, listening to subtle house music in the background.
The golden hour is at its peak, and you’re not worrying about anything at all.
See, this morning could be your morning every single day if you were to get up a little earlier than everyone else.
And, you’ll also have the opportunity to squeeze in a little of sunbathing which is extremely essential for a great mood due to the production of Vitamin D.
You can read more about the benefits of sunbathing here.
Waking up early can be extremely tricky if you’re not used to it.
It took me a long time to adjust to waking up early since I was used to go to bed at 02:00 am and wake up at 07:00 am.
However, one thing that changed the way I wake up completely was a natural wake-up alarm that simulates a sunrise.
There’s nothing I hate more in the world than an alarm clocks that only lasts for a couple of weeks before you’ve thrown it out of the window.
If you’re willing to change up your sleeping patterns and utilize the tips above, I’d recommend you getting one of the alarm clocks that I have. Here’s a link.