Why you need to start waking up at 5.30 am
When was the last time you woke up at 5.30 am?
Could you even think about waking up early? You love your sleep huh? Well, that could be one of the reasons why you’re poor. No, seriously, many successful people wake up early. That’s because there are many advantages of waking up early which we shall comb through in a bit. It’s hard to get into the habit of waking up early, sleep is sweet and we all love a good nap. After all, who wants to wake up in the wee hours of the morning when it’s cold, you’d rather sleep for a few more hours and wake up to head to work right? Even worse, if you went out the night before and you need to sleep off that nasty hungover just a little bit. So, we set 5 alarms, snooze them over and over till we realize that we are gonna run late and only then do we actually wake up. Fair enough, your life your choice. But what if I told you that waking up early, around 5.30 am could change your life for good? Here’s how:
1. You have way more time.
Think about it, waking up early gives you a time boost. You have enough time to go to they gym, have a healthy breakfast and get to work in good time to be productive enough, oh not forgetting that you get to beat the nasty morning traffic snarl up.
2. Fitness consistency.
We all want to be in shape and have that perfect body that we are proud of, but, going to the gym consistently is not really easy. Especially after a long day of work or school, your motivation is already drained and you’d rather much just head home, jump on the couch and watch the TV or something. That’s why, you will have a better workout consistency if you go to the gym in the morning before your brain gets tired. This way, as earlier mentioned, you also have time to have a healthy breakfast to help you kick start the day.
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3. You have creativity hours.
Let’s face it, in the afternoon, our creativity is almost non-existent especially after a heavy meal for lunch. Naturally, we are less productive in the late hours. But in the mornings, your mind is fresh and you can use that opportunity to rack your brain on some of the difficult work, for instance a complex school or work project that you’re working on. You could also use this time to set your goals straight, ambitions and what not. Create a daily schedule that you can stick to.
4. Less distractions.
We are easily distracted as humans. If you’re at home, the TV is always there to distract you or your phone. At work, your colleagues will be there to distract you too. But, when you wake up early, there’s nothing interesting on TV, plus, who texts or Whatsapps at 5.30 am? My point is, many people are asleep at that time which means you will be less distracted and you’re free to be super productive.
5. It gives you time to grind.
In this day and age, you need more than one source of income to survive comfortably and really, waking up at 8.00 am will not give you time to hustle hard. It could but you’ll be tired. If you wake up earlier, you could have time to run a side job say a blog/online business or even other jobs, before you start your normal 9-5 job.
So, why not give it a try and see how it goes? Won’t hurt.