I’m not a morning person.
I never have been. And I probably never will be.
But unfortunately for me (and all the other night owls out there), the world operates on an early morning schedule. Most jobs require you to be up and ready to take on the day at early hours of the morning.
I recently decided that I was going to try and get myself on an earlier sleep schedule. And since I made that decision, I’ve learned quite a bit about the advantages of waking up early. Today I thought I would share what I’ve learned. And hopefully if you’re thinking about changing up your sleep schedule, you’ll keep these in mind!
I’m far more productive
Despite not being a morning person, I have to admit that I’m significantly more productive on days that start early. I’m at my best right after I’ve had my first cup of coffee, and I’ve discovered that by capitalizing on that fact, I am able to get a lot more done in a single day.
I have more time for myself
Because waking up has made me more productive, I have been able to find a lot more time for myself later in the afternoons and evenings. This has been nice because it has allowed me to devote more time to things that I enjoy, such as running, blogging, and reading.
I have an easier time falling asleep
Getting work done earlier in the day also makes it easier for me to fall asleep, which is something I had a lot of trouble with before changing up my schedule. I’ve come to realize that by finishing the bulk of my workload early in the morning, I’m able to have more time to unwind later in the evening. Having that relaxation time makes me feel a lot more ready for sleep.
I get stuff done in advance
Another thing that waking up early has done for me is helped me get things done well in advance. I’ve never really been a procrastinator, but working on things in the early morning has put me even further ahead of schedule. I rarely (if ever) find myself panicking at the last minute because I didn’t get something done. And I never have to go through that terrible it’s-3am-and-I’m-working-on-something-I-should-have-done-weeks-ago scenario.
Anyway, those are just a few of the things I’ve come to enjoy about getting up earlier.
Thank you for reading! Until next time.
Are you an early bird or a night owl?