Ever since I established a morning routine and started waking up earlier, my life has changed. It’s amazing the benefits of waking up early can do for your morning routine, daily productivity, and your mindset.
I wasn’t always an early morning person. In fact, I was that kid in high school that would wake up just in time to get dressed and grab breakfast on my way out the door. I would rather hit my snooze button around 5-10 times before actually getting up.
But then at some point in college, I realized I needed to actually be awake in my 8 am classes or I wouldn’t pass. I needed to also be motivated to actually pay attention in class too.
Most mornings I would hit snooze until the last possible moment and feel groggy and unmotivated throughout the day.
Over time I discovered the amazing benefits of waking up early and having a morning routine. I also learned that many successful people are early risers.
In this blog post, I am going to share the amazing benefits I have discovered with waking up earlier and having a morning routine.
What is a Morning Routine
From the very moment you get up your mind is going crazy thinking of all the things you have to do that day.
Having a morning routine allows you to slowly wake up while doing the same tasks first thing every morning. These things don’t require as much brainpower.
Plus you can use that time for some morning self care.
Morning Routine Tips
Before I dive into the benefits of being an earlier riser, here are some other morning routine-related posts that you might find helpful when planning your morning routine.
10 Benefits of Waking Up Earlier
1. Better Prepares Yourself for the Rest of the Day
How you spend your morning affects how the rest of the day will go. If you jump out of bed feeling rushed or late, you’re more likely to feel anxious the rest of the day.
By getting up just a little bit earlier, you can take the time to slowly wake up and set your intention for the day.
2. Increases Your Productivity
If you wake up before everyone else, you are less likely to be distracted by texts and emails. Instead, you can get straight to work on your most important task for the day and you’ll have more time to work on it too.
3. Lowers Your Stress Level
When you take the time to start your days slowly and with intention, you’re less likely to feel stressed, anxious, or rushed later on in the day.
4. Boosts Your Morning Energy Levels
The reason many people dislike mornings is because their energy levels are lower in the morning.
By getting up earlier, you’ll have time to do an activity that could increase those energy levels, like going for a walk, a run, doing a workout, meditating, or taking a cold shower.
5. You are Taking Care of Yourself First
My morning routine has become a dedicated time for self care. With a few extra minutes in the morning, you could make sure you’re starting your morning by first filling your cup.
6. Leads to a Healthier Lifestyle
If you get up early, even by just 30 minutes, you’d have time to do a quick workout or make a healthy breakfast.
This way you can refuel your body first thing so you’re ready to tackle the day.
7. You Become More Mindful
By waking up before everyone else in your house, there are fewer distractions. This means you can have a few minutes to do something mindful like quietly journaling or meditating.
8. You are a More Happier and Positive Person
Have you ever met a morning person? Have you noticed they always seem to be so happy before noon?
That’s because they had time to do something they enjoy doing in the morning.
When you wake up earlier, you are more likely to accomplish more, work on your personal development, and you can spend some time doing things you love.
9. You Crush Your Goals
People who wake up early in the morning are often the ones who set and accomplish more goals. Why? Because they have more time to do so.
They wake up early feeling motivated to tackle their goals first thing every morning.
I mean what else are you gonna do with that extra hour every morning.
You need a reason to get up earlier after all.
10. You Build Better Self-Discipline
Building habits is a lot of work, especially one that requires getting out of your warm bed when it’s still dark outside.
It takes a lot of self discipline to not hit that snooze button and get up before everyone else.
It will take some time for your body to adjust to getting up earlier. But if you fight through and build that habit, you’ll also be building that self-discipline skill that you can use in other areas of your life.
Waking up before everyone else, including the sun, isn’t easy at first. But over time you’ll come to reap the benefits above just like every other morning person.
You’ll also have so much more time to work on your own goals and aspirations.
Really, building the discipline to get up earlier is one of the first things I recommend when starting your personal development journey, because of all the extra time you gain during a day.
Start waking up earlier and begin creating the life of your dreams.
Which benefit of waking up early is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.