As the saying goes, the early bird catches the worm! If you are a morning person, you are someone with the advantage of starting your day immediately versus the late riser. This allows you to seize all opportunities that come your way before anyone who sleeps in has the chance. Research has also shown that early risers are healthier and thinner. You can read more about those backed facts here. While the health benefits alone are a positive, early birds have so much more going for them than night owls. (Sorry, night owls.) If you are a morning person, you get to experience all of the following perks:
- You’re utilizing more hours in your day.
As long as the sun is up (or on it’s way up), this is the most productive time for a morning person. You’re accomplishing so much more by RISING and SHINING, starting all your tasks early and getting ahead of schedule! The earlier you start, the quicker you get done.
- You have more “prep time.”
The earlier you get up, the more time you’re allowing yourself to prepare for the day. Time for getting ready, making breakfast (the most important meal of the day!), and getting a head start on easy tasks.
- No rush, no stress.
Since you’re giving yourself more prep time, take your time. Waking up late might cause you to rush in the mornings, forget things as you head out the door, or speed to your next destination. No, no. Why give yourself only 15 minutes to get ready versus a nice leisurely hour? A morning person is punctual, and to be on time is to be stress-free.
- The early mornings are quiet, relaxing, & peaceful.
So what, maybe you are among the minority. Being one of the only people awake at six or seven isn’t a bad thing. Take advantage of the “me-time” to reflect and bask in the silence of the morning.
- Early birds are awake and alert at the best times of the day.
If you wake up when the sun is rising, you will have been awake for a lot longer than someone who sleeps in. This early start has given your brain plenty of time to warm up before your actual day begins (work, school, et cetera). A morning person will be much more alert midday than someone who only woke up a few hours before noon.
- Coffee (or tea) becomes a reward, not a necessity.
Night owls might depend on caffeine to start their days, but a morning person treats coffee like a reward. Early risers can get up, brew a cup, and sip peacefully knowing that whether or not the caffeine kicks in, the energy they will need for the day has already been brewing in their bodies since six in the morning.
- A better night’s sleep is in store.
If you wake up early, you will likely go to bed early. At the end of the day, you’re tired and worn out so falling asleep at a decent time will come very easily to you. A morning person typically has a good schedule, meaning they have the same alarm set each morning, and still go to bed at the same time. An evening person functions best at night, and might stay up later never knowing an exact time to go to bed until every task is finished.
- Sunrises AND sunsets.
It’s the best of both worlds, my morning people. Late risers will only get to see a beautiful sunset, but when you have the advantage to watch the sun rise and set, that is the best way to start and end any day.
Whether you’re a morning lark or a night owl, eight hours of sleep is a must. Embrace being a morning person if you are one, because there are many great benefits to this side of the spectrum.