7 Surprising Benefits of Waking Up Early

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Welcome to High Performance Lifestyle Daily Productivity Tips. My name is Kosio Angelov, and in today’s video, I’m going to show you the 7 surprising benefits of waking up early.

1 – Peace of mind

First and foremost, when you wake up early in the morning, you get a peace of mind. There are no kids yelling, no cars, no noises; just you and your own thoughts. There is many benefits of having a peace of mind early in the morning. First of all, it sets your day in the right set of mind, because it is very stressful to just wake up and just jump into your routine, into your work. When you wake up and you take your time and it’s quiet and it’s sincere and it’s just nice and quiet, your day is going to be much better than if you just wake up, jump out of bed, and go straight into your work and to your daily routine.

2 – Increased productivity

A second major benefit is increased productivity, because while the rest of the world is asleep, you’re up and you can get into whatever work you need to get done in the morning. Because it’s so quiet and you’re by yourself, there are no distractions, so you can really concentrate on your work and just really get it done in much less time than if you’re surrounded by family members or colleagues or anybody else.

3 – Positive start of the day

The third benefit of waking up early is it gets you a great start for the day, because when you wake up early, you actually create more time to do something good, something positive in the morning. Meditation, exercise, yoga, or have a good healthy breakfast, which gives you a great start for the day in a very positive and productive way. Compare doing some positive, pleasurable activity early in the morning to waking up and just jumping right into your work. One is going to create a very positive, very relaxed, and very productive start of your day, full of positive thoughts and full of energy, and the other one is just going to stress you out, and you probably know from experience, if you start your day in a stressed-out manner, chances are, your entire day is going to be stressed.

If you wake up in the morning, you’re going to get a peace of mind, and you have the chance and the opportunity to do something that charges you not only with energy, but also with the right set of mind. You recharge your mental batteries and you get pumped up full of energy by doing whatever relaxes you or whatever gives you energy, be it meditation, exercise, yoga, reading, or just taking a walk outside. Whatever it might be, it’s going to be a much greater start for your day to just do that in the morning than to wake up and jump right into doing work or dealing with your family or with anybody else.

4 – Enough time for a good breakfast

Being an early riser also gives you enough time to get a good breakfast, because let’s face it: everybody’s busy, and you probably lack time and probably you get so rushed in the morning that oftentimes, you forget to have breakfast, or you have just 10 minutes and you go for a very sugary cereal or some frozen thing or something unhealthy. Waking up early in the morning gives you enough time to prepare a healthy, nutritious meal, not only for you, but for your spouse or significant other, or if you have kids, for your entire family. An essential part to your productivity is having a good, healthy breakfast, be it fruits or some meat or eggs or even a sandwich; everything is going to be better than just jumping into some frozen thing or some sugary cereal or even the so-called healthy yogurts. If you wake up early, you’re going to have enough time for a good, nutritious, healthy breakfast that’s going to give you enough energy to start your day the right way.

5 – Plan your day

The fifth benefit of waking up early is that you have enough time to go through your agenda and spend even a few minutes strategizing about your day, because let’s face it: your day is going to be much more productive if you have an idea and you have a plan of what you want to achieve, and you have just set goals for that day. If you just take a few minutes in the morning, because you don’t need much; you don’t need more than 5, maybe 10 minutes, just to come up with a plan. Come up with how you want your day to go by, come up with an agenda, come up with some goals, be it for just the day or for the week. Just take a couple minutes and plan your day. That’s not possible if you just snooze or get up late in the morning, because there’s so many things that you need to do. You need to get to work, you need to send off your family to work or to school; there’s so many things to do in the morning, and oftentimes, those are more important than just sitting down and strategizing about your day. So being an early riser gives you those extra 5 or 10 minutes to just plan out your day, and I guarantee you, this is going to make it much more productive, and you’re going to achieve your goals much faster.

6 – Peak will power

Another major benefit of waking up early is that you’re going to have your willpower at its peak, because willpower is a limited resource that gets renewed every day, and it’s highest usually in the morning. After you’ve had a very good night’s sleep and you’re physically energized, but also because you woke up early while the rest of the world is still asleep, you didn’t have to deal with any problems, you didn’t have to deal with any people, and you didn’t have to use your willpower with anybody else but for yourself. So having that willpower and having that timeframe in the morning between when you woke up and between when the rest of the world wakes up, you can use it to your advantage. You can use it to break bad habits such as smoking or unhealthy eating, and really use it for creating good, healthy habits, or making tough decisions. Because the more willpower you have, the easier it is to break a habit, create a new one, or make a tough decision.

7 – Easier commute

The last major benefit of waking up early is it makes your commute much easier, because let’s face it: if you wake up early, you have a bigger chance of going to work early and avoiding the peak hour traffic where everybody’s going to be stuck commuting, everybody’s going to be stuck in their car wasting time, while you’ll be at the office or wherever you need to go, and you’re already working and achieving your goals while the rest of the world is stuck in some nonsense traffic, just wasting time.

The major takeaway is start waking up early. Here’s how to do it. By waking up early, I don’t mean you have to wake up at 4:30 in the morning or something that doesn’t make sense to you, but wake up 15 minutes earlier than what you used to. If you wake up at 7 usually, wake up at 6:45 and see how much those 15 minutes are going to make a difference. And trust me, once you take those 15 minutes and you’re by yourself and you’re focused on your work or your exercising, you’re going to be hooked, and then the next day you’re going to wake up 30 minutes earlier or 1 hour earlier, and you’ll be hooked on the principle.

And of course, it goes without saying that waking up early is not for everybody. If you’re one of those people that works better at night, are more creative in the late hours between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m., and then you go to bed at 4 a.m. and you have to wake up at 10, absolutely no problem. If that works for you, great. But if you’re like most people and you have a typical schedule, try waking up 15, 30 minutes or even an hour earlier and see how much that time that you take for yourself and you concentrate on doing something productive or something that recharges your batteries, how much of a difference that is going to make to your productivity.

I hope you enjoyed this video, and if you want more tips like these, just subscribe to this YouTube channel or check out HighPerformanceLifestyle.net. I hope you have a productive day, and I hope tomorrow you start waking up early, because it’s really going to make a big difference in your productivity.

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