Why Should you wake up at 5 am even if you do not want to?
Start Early to Achieve your Dreams
Did you know that Apple CEO Time Cook leaves his bed before 4 am every morning to work out? Michelle Obama wakes up at 4:30 am, and the former CEO of the Walt Disney Company, Robert Iger, starts his day at [4:15 am](https://balancethegrind.co/daily-routines/bob-iger-daily-routine/#:~:text=Every morning starts the same,throws me off%2C it's distracting.) by riding his bike?
Many CEOs, successful entrepreneurs, and famous personalities have in common that they all start their day before the others. Hal Elrod explains in his international bestseller "Miracle Morning" that getting up at dawn allows you to take more time to achieve your professional and personal goals and realize your dreams. So, maybe it is true that the world belongs to those who get up early!
A lot of Peaceful 'Me' Time
The whole day we hop from one task to another. Our life is entangled with work responsibilities and home chores, leaving us craving for a peaceful me time. If you wake up super early, you will finally have time only for yourself. [An average American wakes up after 7 am](https://www.sleepcycle.com/sleep-science/what-we-know-about-americas-healthiest-happiest-best-rested/#:~:text=Americans spend an average of,on a scale of 100.), which leaves you with over an hour extra. What bliss without buzzing phone and emails. Get the most out of this time, shower calmly prepares a good breakfast, admire the sunrise, sip your coffee while reading a few pages of a book, meditate, and go for a run or a walk outdoors. The possibilities are endless.
Leave the Rush
Have you ever woken up with a sense of rush? This is how it goes: You immediately think of all the todos, count your obligations, and … you are already late!
If you start your day early, you will never be late and not have to leave the house in a rush. You will have no fear of being late at work since not many people are early risers, and you will face lesser traffic than you do during peak hours.
Enjoy a Healthy Breakfast
Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. Why not wake up early, make the best hearty breakfast, and enjoy all the time on hand? Those who wake up early have plenty of time to recharge their strength reserve for the day by having a good and slow breakfast.
An advantage you should never underestimate!
Set the Body Clock
The best way to attune your biological clock is by conditioning it to wake up at a specific time every day, making this process less traumatic for the body. It is said that it takes around 30 days to build a new habit. So why not start today?
The first few days will be difficult. The urge to hit the snooze button will be hard to fight. But after the first threshold, the road is smoother, and your whole day will start falling into a routine.
Remember! Consistency is the key to success.
There is more time to stay fit.
Did you know that 20 minutes of moderate exercise every day fills you with more physical and emotional energies for the next 12 hours? This includes being productive, clear-headed, and having a positive attitude towards problems. Of course, you can always work out in the middle of the day or evening... However, a tiring workday and social commitments might be obstacles to doing so.
An intelligent solution is to take advantage of the early morning calm, go out for a jog, meditate, or try yoga to get started with the day. You do not have to sit cross-legged for an hour or get into sweat-inducing exercises every day. Just a 20-minute physical activity will get all those happy hormones flowing.
Improve sleep quality
Are you tired of waking up lazy and feeling drowsy at work in the afternoon?
It is time to reevaluate your sleep schedule. When you rise as early as 5 am in the morning, you will end up in bed early and most likely at the same time every day. It is essential to go to bed after a tiring day of work and exhaustion, but it is even more important to allow yourself the correct number of hours of sleep, not less than 6 hours or exceeding ten hours.
Irregular sleep patterns also have long-term adverse effects on physical and mental health.
If waking up early in the morning gives you a lot of time to yourself, it also allows you to identify your goals for the day. You have more time to focus on the day's task as the world is asleep, and there are fewer distractions. Getting a head start on the day gives you a sense of fulfillment and motivation to get the stuff done.
If you find changing your habit challenging, proceed step by step.
Rather than deciding to cut 2 hours of sleep, start by waking up 15 minutes earlier than your usual time. Make it 30 minutes after a few days, and soon you will be able to achieve your goal of being an early riser.
Get more sleep by going to bed early rather than scrolling social media for hours. Finally, do not hit the snooze button! Get up as soon as the alarm goes off.
It's advised to place the alarm far from an easy reach. Once you realize that 5 am is not an ungodly hour, and it's humanly possible to wake up this early, the routine becomes quite pleasant and healthy!.