Successful people are often early risers. After coming across a Business Insider article that listed the morning routines of successful CEOs, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at the overall benefits of waking up early. Here are five reasons successful people are up and at it before the rest of the world!
Did you know that if you kept your normal sleeping pattern but woke up just one hour earlier each morning, you would get 15 additional days a year? That’s just crazy! Many successful people wake up early so that they are able to use undisturbed time to do stuff for themselves. Waking up early is great for getting organized, strategic thinking, and planning. Additionally, getting to the office first means fewer distractions from colleagues.
People who exercise in the morning tend to have a better work life balance. Working out in the morning will give you extra energy for the day, reduce stress levels, and clear your mind so that you’re focused. Professionals who exercise in the morning are more likely to be productive and therefore successful in their careers.
Many early risers claim to have increased creativity and inspiration in the mornings. If you think about it, between the hours of 5 and 6am, no one is really awake. This is why it’s such a good time to do work for yourself rather than others in order to get ahead. Furthermore, social media is at a standstill and you are least likely to get distracted by texts, emails, and phone calls. Early mornings are quiet and the world is at a halt, making the time yours. Successful people use these early hours to exercise, catch up on the news, read, and have breakfast.
Many people neglect breakfast in the mornings or opt for less healthier options due to time constraints. Waking up earlier allows time for a healthier meal, which increases energy levels and improves productivity.
Early birds have it under control! Instead of rushing into work like everyone else, they have already started their day, and are calm, collected, and accomplished by the time the rest of the world joins them.
Article by ed2go, our partner in online courses.