We all know the saying, “Early to bed, early to rise makes you healthy, wealthy and wise”- Benjamin Franklin
Eight hours a day is the average number of hours of sleep humans need to function. Going to bed at a reasonable time IS a great foundation to start on the right track the following day.
Benefits Of Turning In Early
- Waking up becomes less of a challenge
Getting out of a cozy, warm bed isn’t something any sane person looks forward to, but, starting your day on the right foot, and getting work done early outweighs a perfectly cozy bed any day.
- Maintaining A Healthy Weight
This becomes a lot easier because waking up early means you have time to prepare a healthy breakfast (the most important meal of the day), giving your metabolism an early jump start, therefore laying the blueprint for a more accurate metabolic process. Staying up late nights means the MORE food you will likely eat before the day ends. Controlling the portions you eat during the day not only controls/curbs hunger but snacking is also controlled, making it easier to make healthier food choices during the day.
- Makes You More Productive
Remembering and concentrating comes easily when when your cognitive functions are not impaired (by lack of sleep), allowing you to be sharper and to process and understand information better.
- Less Worries
Repetitive thoughts seem to consume us before bed. Thinking of all the things you need to do the next day just plays over and over in our thoughts, causing us to worry and think negatively. Thinking about your plans for the next day is a healthy practice but don’t let the negative thoughts linger or take over!
- You Just Feel Better
A lack of sleep just leaves you stressed and irritated causing you to ‘snap’ easily as opposed to being well rested, un-rushed, patient, optimistic, relaxed and well put together.
We generally get more done early in the morning, it is the best time to work out, you can comfortably prepare and enjoy an un-rushed breakfast, there are less distractions and it is quieter allowing you to optimize your concentration. You have more will power in the early hours, so set the tone for the rest of your day and be an early riser!