Six Reasons For Getting Up at Six in the Morning

Do you consider yourself an early riser or a night owl? In this article, you'll discover the advantages of getting up with the sun.
Six Reasons For Getting Up at Six in the Morning

Last update: 21 February, 2022

“Wake up early every day so that while others are still dreaming, you can make your dreams come true.”

-Hal Elrod-

Undoubtedly you’ve heard the saying “The early bird catches the worm.” It’s meant to teach us the importance of starting something early to maximize its outcome.

Eghosa Aihie, a professional blogger, decided to check the veracity of this habit of our elders by conducting a study.

Aihie’s test involved waking up at six in the morning every day for two years. This habit changed his life.

In this article, you can read about the six reasons that motivated him to get up earlier. You could even give them a try yourself.

Here are his six reasons for getting up at six in the morning:

1. You’ll have more time to think about what you want

Sometimes, you can’t achieve your goals because you’re unable to focus enough.

“It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.

-Aristotle-

Having time to start the day organizing yourself will allow you to move forward and not get stuck with a wandering mind and wasting time. 

In fact, according to scientific studies, your brain works better in the early hours of the morning. Therefore, take advantage of these hours when you’re able to pay more attention to controlling your mind, and you’ll gain emotional strength.

think about what you want

The most renowned meditation teachers advise meditating when the sun rises. At this time, your mind is more rested, clear, and free from daily stress. For this reason, meditating for 20 minutes is a fabulous way to start the day. If you dedicate yourself to simply being yourself for these 20 minutes, gradually, your life will change in a  wonderful way. In fact, you’ll learn to recognize and control your emotions.

The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto discovered that early risers have more positive emotions, their personalities are more stable, and they tend to experience good health.

2. You’ll have more time to organize your day

If you get up early, you’ll have far more time to organize your daily work in advance, before starting anything. Furthermore, you won’t get distracted. Indeed, you’ll be much more effective and competent.

“Wake up an hour early to live an hour more.”

-Unknown-

Also, if you plan your day when you’re feeling tired, you run the risk of becoming overwhelmed and not organizing an effective plan. It’s best to have a healthy rest at night and the next day, with your batteries recharged, start a calm and renewed work plan.

Getting up at six in the morning will mean you gain hours. This means you’ll have more time to organize your day and you won’t miss anything. Good organization will allow you to get more out of your day and you’ll go to bed feeling satisfied. In fact, you’ll go to sleep feeling happier.

3. It’s the perfect time to exercise

Waking up at six in the morning means you’ll no longer have the excuse that you don’t have time to go to the gym or to study. Because getting up at this time will give you a couple of hours to spend on your preferred activity before starting your professional day.

Also, when you do sports in the morning, the endorphins you generate will help you enjoy a day full of positivity and joy in whatever you do. In addition, your serotonin levels will be higher, which will have a positive impact on your mood. As a matter of fact, those who exercise in the morning confirm that they face the day with more energy, enthusiasm, and optimism.

4. You’ll have time for a proper breakfast

You must’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gives you the energy you need to face the day.

An investigation by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health scientifically demonstrated that if you eat your breakfast calmly, you’ll be adopting a highly beneficial habit for your health.

Remember that your body needs fuel to function optimally in the morning and throughout the day.

Have a quiet breakfast

5. Successful people get up early

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”

-15th Century proverb-

Many of the most successful people, both professionally and personally, make it a habit to wake up before six in the morning.

Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter, confirmed in an interview for The New York Magazine, that he starts his day at five-thirty am. He also shared that he uses the morning to carry out activities such as meditating and running several kilometers.

The founder of the Virgin Group, Richard Branson, in an interview for Business Insider mentioned that he also gets up around five-forty-five am in order to have time to take exercise and enjoy a healthy breakfast.

6. You’ll stay a few steps ahead

Finally, starting your day at six in the morning will increase your confidence and creativity. Because when you have time to carry out your most urgent and mechanical tasks (checking emails, scheduling meetings and activities, etc) before eight o’clock a.m., you’re able to continue with your day focusing on the things that are really important to you, as well as realizing your goals.

This will give you the feeling of having more time for yourself. In fact, it’ll even give you the chance to rest while everyone else is still immersed in their work.

In short, getting up at six in the morning will allow you to always stay two steps ahead and you’ll feel considerably calmer.

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