Everyone loves a day on the weekend when they can sleep in, but that’s because they struggle to wake up all the other days of the week. For most people, it becomes easier to stay up late than it does to wake up early. We often self proclaim that we are night owls or early birds and that’s how it is. However, that’s not the case. We can adjust our sleeping patterns and habits to become one or the other. The choice is in our hand and the fact is, being a morning person is just a better way to live. The night was meant for sleeping, so let’s not waste it by working or watching TV. Here are few reasons why becoming a morning person is healthier and better for you.
1. Eating Breakfast, Eating Better
We often hear that we are not supposed to eat after 6 or 7 PM. There are reasons for that. So, how do we avoid those late night binge sessions on chips or ice cream? By starting our day earlier! Eating a plentiful breakfast, or breakfast itself, keeps you from snacking unnecessarily and from wanting more and more food throughout the day. Starting your day earlier gives you more control of your diet, putting you on a healthier track.
Try this Egg Avocado Toast recipe.
2. Working Out In the Morning
Exercising first thing in the morning is a great way to start your day. It gives you that adrenaline boost to get you energized and pumped for the day ahead. By doing this, you morning does not suffer a slow start, but instead, you have energy to get more done and be more productive. In addition, there are less opportunities for you to cancel your morning workout session than there are for your evening workout session. This gives you a chance to consistently work out and make that a part of your daily regime.
You’ll love this Morning Workout.
3. Your Sleeping Schedule
Sleep is a lot more important than we take it to be. Often times, the reason we are tired in the morning is not because we didn’t get enough sleep, but that our sleep cycle was not aligned or inconsistent. Having consistency in any aspect of your life brings stability, allowing you to build a habit. Sleeping early and waking up early is a good habit to build and brings consistency to your sleep schedule. Not to mention, you are most likely to fit in the 8 hours of required sleep that way, giving your body the rest that it needs.
4. Become More Productive
We often don’t consider productivity as a part of being healthier, but in fact, it is. Being able to accomplish tasks and achieve goals that you have set out for yourself is a part of having a healthy mind. You are less likely to be stressed when you have woken up early and achieved more. Working in the mornings is optimal, because you have time to think and your mind is less cluttered with other thoughts, because the day just started.
Think over these reasons and take a stab at becoming a morning person and a healthier person.
Let us know how much you love mornings in the comments down below!