You Won’t Believe How Waking Up Early Can Change Your Life

Benefits of waking up early

Written by Brai

Abdulganiyu Ibraheem otherwise known as Brai is a mass communication student from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. He developed an interest in writing ever since he was in high school and hopes to be an advert content creator working in a manufacturing company. Brai is also a fashion designer whose optimism is high in owning a big fashion designing house, sewing different kinds of cloth for men and women

May 25, 2021

Did you know that scores of the world’s top executive wake up very early? It is not because they can’t sleep the whole night and day but they know waking up early do affect their daily activities. They believe that the earlier you wake, the more time you have in the day, which also helps in planning yourself for that day effectively.

Furthermore, it is also advantageous to wake up early because you will feel less stressed and feel this burst of glee that you are in control over your life and everything is in order. There are numerous benefits of waking up early.

Though most people find it difficult to wake up early because their body is already used to waking up late irrespective of what time they sleep. But mind you, waking up early doesn’t have to be a one-day transformation, it requires a gradual process.

Early risers are onto something. From lowering stress levels to helping one to be in control of the day. Waking at the crack of the dawn has many advantages which can change one’s life.

But do you know that waking up early can transform your life? You don’t believe me?

Here Are 6 Reasons Why Waking Up Early Can Change Your Life

1. Waking Up Early Boosts Your Productivity

I strongly agree with Benjamin Franklin, when he stated; “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”. Your productivity is greatly influenced by your daily routine, and the latter is determined effectively by what time you wake up.

This reminds me of when I got a freelance writing job on a particular blog where a topic was always assigned to me in the middle of the night and to be submitted at the same time the following day. Good and fine, it was going on well since I have nothing else to do for the day than to wake, say few prayers, take my bath, scarf down some food and ready to tackle the assignment given by the blog. But the story changed when a brother of mine who owns fashion apparel called onto me to join him in the business because of the workload and agreed to pay me well if I can help. Well, who doesn’t want to earn more money in addition to the one he is making? I took the job and always resume at exactly 9:00 am and close at 5: 00 pm in the evening.

With the coming of this new job, I had to strike a balance so as for one not to be a barrier for the other. Because of this, I woke early as 5 am to finish up with the freelancing job before setting out to the fashion house. This greatly enhanced my productivity, as I was able to finish on time.

The two jobs were a burst of glee to my bank account at the end of the month

2. Waking Up Early Changes Your Life Medically

This is one of the benefits of waking up early. It has been medically proven that waking up early enables you to reap the benefits of good health which prompt an energetic and healthy you.

It will give you the time to perform a bit of physical exercise and to meditate which will eventually help in getting you a sense of order in life, making you feel happier.

3. It Makes You Get Quality Sleep

Another one of the benefits of waking up early is that it makes you get quality sleep. Your body tends to be relaxed before the crack of dawn. And mind you, when you retire to your bed early for instance 9: 00 pm, and wake up around 5:00 am, the quality of the sleep you will have can never be compared with when you sleep at around 12: 00 and wake up around 5 am.

While you will be getting 8 hours of sleep in the former, you will get 6 hours in the latter. To get more quality sleep, you can check out these 13 proven tips to sleep better.

4. Waking Up Early Can Get You Good Grades

When the University of Texas in the United States conducted research on students who scored better grades, it was concluded that those who rise early fall score better grades.

The brain tends to assimilate so well early in the morning when reading than at any other time of the day. The reason is that the brain is not under any form of pressure, it has already been relaxed. So, therefore, it will be easy to understand and assimilate whatever you read at that time which will reflect in your scores.

You can check out these 10 tips that will improve your memory retention.

5. It Has An Effect On Your Body

Waking up early can affect two of your body’s natural hormones, Cortisol and Melatonin.

Cortisol

Also known as hydrocortisone, this is produced by the adrenal cortex upon stimulation that mediates various metabolic processes (such as gluconeogenesis), has anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties, and whose levels in the blood may become elevated in response to physical or psychological stress.

Melatonin

A vertebrate hormone that is derived from serotonin, is secreted by the pineal gland especially in response to darkness and has been linked to the regulation of circadian rhythms.

6. You Can Wake Up Early To Pray

As Muslims will say, “Prayer is the sword of a Muslim.” The same goes with the Christian.

Waking up very early in the morning makes it possible to sit comfortably and ask God whatever you want and complain to him about your problems as well as thank him. When you wake up late and still have other things to do, you will hardly say a prayer before you leave your house.

Waking up early to pray to your lord will go a long way in changing your life from that you don’t want to that which you want.

In conclusion,

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

Benjamin Franklin

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