Will Waking Up Earlier Really Help You Be More Successful?



Has someone told you that waking up earlier will help you be more successful in life? If you’re not an early morning riser, then you’re probably thinking “hog wash”  Right?  People telling you early morning risers have an advantage can be annoying to hear, especially when you love sleeping in!  But whoever suggested this to you is correct. They aren't lying.  There are many benefits to becoming an earlier riser.  Don't believe it? Keep reading to find out more about how waking up earlier can lead to many positive changes in your life that, in turn, help you be more successful.  

8 Reasons You Should Wake Up Earlier

Waking up early can seem like pure torture sometimes, but there are at least 8 good reasons you should strive to get up earlier.


1.    You Won’t Have to Rush

Do you love rushing to get out the door in the morning? Probably not. When you start waking up earlier, you will be surprised at how less stressful your morning is when you aren't rushing to get out the door. You'll be surprised how much this relaxes you and helps you get more done.

2.    You Will Have Time to Exercise

Are you having trouble fitting that workout in? That will no longer be a problem now that you are getting up early every day—as you will have plenty of time to exercise before work.

3.    You Can Eat a Healthy Breakfast

8 Reasons You Should Wake Up Earlier

You will also have time to eat a healthy breakfast.  Are you trying to lose weight? The process wil be much easier when you start with a healthy breakfast rather than one filled with sugar and fat with grabbing something fast as you are running out the door or grabbing a donut from the drive-through on your way to work. Getting up early will give you ample time to prepare a proper breakfast. 


You Will Have Time for Self-Care

When you get up at dawn, you will have time to take care of your health, as well as your self-care. With the typical busy lifestyle of women today, finding time for self-care can be almost impossible. You will have time to meditate or journal—two important habits to maintain your mental health. The combination of both of these together will keep your physical and mental well-being in check, allowing you to think more about achieving your goals rather than having to worry about your body or mind adding stress to your life.

5.    You’ll Be More Productive

8 Reasons You Should Wake Up EarlierWhen you struggle with productivity, one of the best ways to remedy this is by getting up earlier in the morning.  Not to mention it will give you more time to get things done, rather than lying in bed wishing to go back to sleep! Chances are there is at least one thing in your life that you've been struggling to get done but can't seem to fit into your busy day.

Start waking up earlier, and you will be surprised at how much more productive you become. You will finish your incomplete to-do list in no time at all! You will have more productive hours during the day while you are at your mental prime rather than trying to cram activities in at the end of the day!  Plus, there are fewer distractions when the rest of the world is sleeping.  

6. You’ll Be More Motivated

Being productive in the early morning helps you feel motivated. Instead of struggling to get things done, you will conquer your large obstacles while still having a new reserve of energy. Being more motivated makes it easier to accomplish your goals, which will lead to success.  See how that works? You won't be attempting your to-do list at the end of a long day after work. Rather you will be starting your to-do list early in the morning while you are still fresh, and this will help you feel more motivated even as you attempt the more difficult tasks.

7. You Will Feel More Confident

Perhaps the most amazing aspect about getting up early is that it increases your self-confidence. This is a key aspect to success - having the confidence to believe that you can do something. And this confidence comes when you are healthy, happy! You will feel put together and energetic after your morning routine and ready to face whatever the world throws at you!

8. You’ll Feel Better

8 Reasons You Should Wake Up EarlierAll in all, you will feel better.  It may be hard to believe at first, but give it some time and 

you will notice the difference.  Look at the successful people in your life. They are probably happy and healthy. Well, both of these characteristics are benefits that come from waking up earlier. If you still aren't sure, look at how many successful people like Elon Musk and Kid Rock claim to rise each day before the sun comes up.

Becoming an earlier riser might not be high on your list of things to do, but you will be shocked by just how much you can accomplish daily when you become an early riser.  So now you are probably wondering how you are going to get yourself moving earlier every day.  Waking up earlier isn't always easy. So here’s some suggestions - three techniques that can help you wake up earlier.

3 Techniques to Help You Wake Up Earlier

1.    Set a Bedtime and Wake-Up Schedule

8 Reasons You Should Wake Up Earlier
It’s important to get your body on a steady sleep schedule.  Th
is starts with going to bed at the same time each night.  You’ll be surprised how quickly your body will start hinting that it’s time to go to sleep.  Pay attention to those internal signals and hit the hay around the same time nightly. 

The first few days that you start to wake up earlier will be hard no matter what you do. But, if you develop a routine and wake up at the same time every day, you will find over time that it becomes easier and easier for you to wake up early.

Your body thrives on routine when it comes to sleep. It produces melatonin at a certain time that helps you fall asleep faster and stay asleep when you do. If your body knows when you will go to sleep each night, this can help it to produce the right amount of melatonin and stop when it is time for you to wake up. Pretty cool, huh?

2. Put Your Alarm Clock Far from Your Bed

If you use an alarm clock, then move it to the other side of the room.  If your alarm is your phone, it can be all too easy to reach over when the alarm goes off, shut it off, and continue to get a little more shuteye. Instead, it's time to leave your phone across the room. That way, when it does go off, you will have to get out of bed to shut it off. It would help if you also made your alarm a sound you like so that you aren't cringing and diving to shut it off the moment it goes off.

3.  Plan Your Mornings


Everything is more fun with a plan, and it is time to do the same with your mornings! Make a plan that you are looking forward to, so you don't dread getting out of bed when the alarm goes off.

Your morning should include some good things for your health, like meditation and exercise, but don't be afraid to plan a nice breakfast afterward to reward yourself. Think about it this way, getting out of bed for pancakes is a lot easier than getting out of bed to rush to work without breakfast! Be sure to write down your plan for your morning in advance so you can see right when you wake up all the exciting things you have to look forward to!

Overall, learning to wake up early isn't the easiest. And whether or not you truly believe in the health benefits of getting up early in the morning, it is a very important key to success. Still, if you start by getting up early every day, placing your alarm clock far from your bed, and planning something fun in your morning, you'll likely find that eventually, you will be looking forward to getting up early every day! You’ll be able to say “I’m a morning person” and love it!

P.S., Download the Early Morning Routine chart to track your morning activities.  It's a great tool to use to notice improvements!