A lot of people in today’s date and age are going to sleep after midnight and waking up very late every single day.
If this is you, you probably have no idea what you’re missing out because waking up early is part of all life successes!
It is very important to wake up determined (accelerated, motivated, ready) and the only way is through waking up very early.
I have been there before, there was a time that I used to wake up around 9-11 am, which I usually went to bed around 3 am as well!
Now, a rapper Wiz Khalifa said; “I used to think going to sleep late was cool, until I realized waking up early is the real boss shit.”
Another very popular quote by Benjamin Franklin that I really like states;
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. – Benjamin Franklin
Therefore, now you can imagine how much it is important to wake up early!
Wealthy people have this #1 rule that all of them follow and made it a habit because they know that it’s part of their successes, which yes, they are all most likely early risers.
So let me share with you all the advantages and benefits and maybe you can start making a habit as well because if you’re not, then you’re missing out big time and I’m going to explain why!
Let’s get going and follow down!
All About Waking Up Early
Here’s a little background of my story!
Back in the day, I’m talking about over 10 years ago, I had this habit to stay up all night long and waking up around 10 am or later.
I really thought it was “cool” as well and also thought that I had some advantages which are the opposite.
Early sleep and early rise gives health and makes you grow. The world belongs to the energetic.
Yet, at this time, I was dealing with depression and I have no idea that by me waking up late, it was actually making my depression worse.
And it really does and here’s why!
Have you noticed that when you wake up around 9-11 am or later, you feel way more tired and actually have feelings of laziness, exhaustion, and just bad emotions?
It happens to me a lot!
If you don’t know, our bodies have its natural peak of cortisol hormone around 7-9 am, which if you’re not awake around this time, our bodies produce more of this stress hormone, and therefore, it makes you feel totally unproductive, depressed, and bad emotion.
So when I found this out, I started to wake up earlier at 5 am, which I would simply click the snooze button on my alarm clock near my bed all the time but then, I would go back to sleep for a couple of minutes, and therefore, the same bad feelings would happen to me!
That’s why you need to get up as soon as you notice you’re awake at all costs because what our body automatically does is cut the production of cortisol when you wake up.
When our body cuts the cortisol hormone to stop its production, it’s basically letting your body know that you’re fully awake.
But when you keep snoozing the alarm clock and going back to sleep, your body will start to allow you to reproduce the cortisol hormone again, and therefore, you wake up feeling lazy!
That’s why it is so important for you to wake up early and get out of bed as soon as you wake up!
Early rising not only gives us more life in the same number of years, but adds, likewise, to their number; and not only enables us to enjoy more of existence in the same time, but increases also the measure. – Charles Caleb Colton
Now the biggest advantage in the early part of the day is that it allows us to resolve whatever we need to do since the day seems bigger, therefore you have enough time to get all things done since at this time, most people are sleeping or doing nothing, but you have woken up, you’re all ready!
Do the test, put your phone or alarm clock across your house, or better yet, I put my phone (alarm clock) at the bathroom, and as soon as it rings at 5 am, I automatically get up and jump out of bed and head straight to the bathroom to turn it off.
Then since I’m right there near the sink, I automatically go and wash my face and start brushing my teeth. Then I start meditating for 40 minutes to open my third eye, stretch for 20 minutes, and then I grab some exercise clothes and I’m out to do some cardio for about 40 minutes on empty stomach (fasting), and in my last 20 minutes right before 7 am, I do some pushups, squats, and abs workout.
After that, my full day becomes more active, happier, and more productive!
I’m a very early riser, and I don’t like to miss that beautiful early morning light. – David Hockney
When you do cardio or a physical activity early in the morning, it basically tells your body that you just have accomplished a big task for the day, and you feel proud of yourself and therefore, it leads to motivation and makes you way more productive since you have done a major task of your day, and allows you to get more things done.
See my point here?
Do that as well, and you’ll see this life-changing habit! You will become more successful in all areas of your life! You’ll become happier as well.
Wake up early; it is great to live the mornings. – Mehmet Murat Ildan
The Real Benefits/Advantages of Waking Up Really Early in the AM
When you start waking up early, I’m talking about no later than 6 am, you’ll notice a lot of big changes in your daily routine which will make huge differences in your life.
I’m telling you, this is the secret of all wealthy, rich and successful people!
The first step to win yourself is wake up early. – Sukant Ratnakar
One of the greatest things is to see the early sunrise at the beginning of the day! I personally love the smell of fresh ambition in the morning, it feels so good to me!
I mean, it’s truly a blessing to wake up early because how many people out there that haven’t woken up today…
It is said that the mortality rate per day is roughly 150,000 people, which includes many of them that didn’t wake up at all.
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. – Paul Valery
So right there, feel truly blessed that you woke up today!
So here’s the real benefits/advantages of waking up early no later than 6 am;
- You get more time to do more things and be ahead of competitors
- You’re likely to be way more productive and have more progress
- Mental health becomes healthier, creativity and wiser
- Waking up early reduces stress (cortisol hormone)
- Allows you to have more time to exercise in the morning
- Get to enjoy seeing the early sunrise light = blessing
- It is much quieter since most people are sleeping
- Waking up early promotes better sleeping quality
- Gives you a feeling of satisfied, happier, and optimistic
- By being an early riser, you’re less likely to feel depressed
- Makes it easier to fall asleep at night since the day becomes longer
- Allows you to wake up feeling much more refreshed/recovered
- Helps you build willpower since getting out of bed early is hard
- Early risers are less likely to develop mental health problems
I try my hardest every day, and I find when I go to bed early and wake up early, I feel the most productive. – Jessica Alba
Now there you go!
Look at theses blessing benefits and truly advantages that we all get from a simple thing of waking up early at 5 am.
After I had found all of this out over 10 years ago, that’s when my life started changing because the secret to life success is what we do on our daily routine.
So the more time we have, the more things we can get done!
Early risers are gainers as they see the universe more then those who rise late. – Rajesh Singh Nayal
Early Risers Bottom Line Summary
Now you see how super important it is to be an early riser!
Yet, we all know that it’s not as easy as it sounds, but if you wake up early for at least 21 days, it becomes a daily habit which will make it easier to wake up early every single day.
The more days you wake up early, the better it gets!
PRO TIP: Get up in the morning immediately. Don’t lay in bed and look at social media. Move. Eat some fruit, workout or meditate. This will help you increase your productivity and have more energy throughout the day. Start your days better.
But here’s the tricky part! You have to go to sleep early. You can’t go to sleep at 2-3 am and expect to wake up 5-6 am and feel refreshed….
It won’t happen!
We all need our 6-7 hours of sleep! I usually go to sleep around 10:30 pm but no later than 11 pm because our body at around 10:30 pm, it has another hormone peak which if you’re sleeping at this time, that’s great!
It makes you healthy to go to bed before 10:30 pm and waking up before 6 am!
Do it as well!
But do like me, before you go to bed, leave your phone/alarm clock at the bathroom or even across your house for the first days so when you wake up to snooze it or turn it off, you’re nearby the sink and therefore, you’re more likely to just wash your face and start your day rather than heading back to bed.
He who wakes up early in the morning receives a bundle of blessings. – Unknown
However, you have to make a commitment to yourself because if you don’t, you may try to go back to bed even after you walked across the room!
Remember, just do it and you won’t believe how much your life will change by this simple advice!
Yet, I highly recommend you do some type of physical activity right after you brushed your teeth because you’ll be on empty stomach (fasting) and when you do cardio for 40 minutes first thing in the morning, it really does gives us a feeling of proudness by accomplishing this major task of the day.
Then you take a really cold shower which will motivate you so much that your day will be very productive and you’ll be more likely to get things done!
I do this every day and no wonder why I am so successful in all areas of my life!
Just remember, by being an early riser, you’ll be healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Climbing the mountains is always more fun than sitting at the top. It’s just that you have to find different mountains to climb. – Dan Bilzerian
I talk all about it there, and if you don’t know, it is what we do on our daily basis that leads to either success or no success at all. Feel free to see it!