As we already learned how rising early can benefit our bodies, we should talk about how it can also help our minds. Sure, working out and eating better can be helpful for our mental health, but there are other reasons too. People who wake up earlier are less likely to be stressed, because they are a step ahead of everyone else, and they are less likely to be rushed in the morning. Speaking from experience, I know how stressful it can be when you are racing the clock to get things done and be where you need to be. For those of you who are in school, research has found that those who get up earlier are more likely to have better grades than those who don’t.
Some people can’t change their routines, and some people simply don’t want to. I am a part of the small percentage that wants to change their habits, but struggle at it. I know the benefits to waking up early, and I know how much better it makes me feel, but sometimes it takes an extra kick in the ass to get me going. If you are like me, here is your extra kick. Take control of your life by waking up early while improving your physical and mental health. Waking up one hour earlier every day will add 15 days onto your year. What would you be able to accomplish with an extra 15 days?
Those who rise earlier are more likely to be healthy physically, as well as more motivated. A good reason for that could be because many people who are active like to get their workout done in the morning hours. Not only is working out good for the body, but it is good for the mind as well. Releasing endorphins right away in the morning is a good way to boost your mood. Sunlight also plays a role in weight loss, studies show. Getting sunlight at the right time can affect your hormone levels, as well as your metabolism.