09 Mar Wake Up Early To Improve Health and Job Performance
5 Good Reasons To Get up Early.
Organizational tech gadgets are great, but the number one productivity hack is still getting up early in the morning. And guess what…it’s healthy, too! Here are 5 reasons you should get up early in the morning:
You will be more productive and more proactive.
Most successful people are early risers. When you get up early, you get more done. In a study by biologist Christopher Randler, he found that early risers are more proactive. They are also better at planning, decision making and setting realistic goals. Those who perform their best in the morning are better positioned for career success, because they’re more proactive than their counterparts whose performance peaks in the evening. Thus proactivity can lead to better job performance, greater career success, and higher wages.
You will have more time in the morning.
Breakfast is not only your first meal of the day but is also extremely important. It helps kick start your metabolism on a positive note. Moreover your body needs those nutrients in the morning for energy and focus. However, many people miss breakfast in order to reach their workplace on time, or they just pick up something on the way which might not be as healthy as home-prepared breakfast. But when you get up early, you can have more time to plan and eat healthier.
You will be more cheerful and have less risk of depression.
Getting up early in the morning fills you up with positivity. In one study, it was suggested that people who consistently got up early were happier. Mornings can set the tone for your day. Starting your day with a rush can cause stress; it can dampen your mood and affect your day’s productivity at work. But starting your day without rushing can lead to a sense of fulfillment. You will be more cheerful and less likely to get depressed.
You will get more restorative sleep.
Benjamin Franklin once said, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Now even scientists agree with this. Early to bed and early to rise sets our body’s rhythm more in sync with the earth’s circadian rhythms, leading to more peaceful and restorative sleep. Restorative sleep is essential for optimal body function including cell repair and healthy new cell growth in the body’s tissues and organs. Emotional processing, memory formation and storage, and immune system strengthening and renewal also occurs during restorative sleep.
You have time to exercise.
Any time throughout the day is good to exercise, but exercising early in the morning will minimize your chance of falling into the trap of missing a workout. When you make exercise one of the first things you do in the morning, you prevent an exhausting work day or after-work social plans get in the way of your workout. Getting up early in the morning and exercising is a great way to stay focused on your health despite a busy work schedule.
If you haven’t been getting up early in the morning, start making the change today. Go to sleep early tonight so that you can get up earlier tomorrow. You don’t have to make a drastic change; start with going to bed 15 minutes earlier than usual, so you can wake up 15 minutes earlier. Than after a few days of getting used to that, you can shift another 15 minutes. Continue this pattern until you achieve your goal time.
Another thing you could try in the spring and summer seasons is to go out into the daylight early in the morning. Exposure to the daylight can reset your circadian clock and help you shift toward early rising.
It doesn’t take long for your body to get adjusted to your new routine and you can start enjoying all of the job-promoting and health-boosting benefits.
Stay Fit! Be Happy!