Remember the times when you were growing up.
You were always taught to wake up early and you were also made to make it your motto.
I remember the nursery rhyme. "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise."
But as it is, my clock has started singing another version; "early to bed, early to rise; use time right or be ready to die."
I am sure everyone wants to live longer and no one is ready to die.
There is a reason why it is important to wake up early.
One reason is that when you wake up early, you get enough time to rest between tasks. For example, you have something to do and it must be accomplished by 10AM.
You are so used to waking up at 8AM and before you know it, it's 11AM. So, the best thing to do is to wake up at 5AM, and do the usual rituals you do before setting out to accomplish that task.
This will make you more active and you will have plenty of time to rest.
With that said, let's jump into the reasons for waking up early.
5 Reasons for Waking Up Early
Here are five simple reasons for waking up early and getting your work done:
- Better safe than sorry: if you wake up late, there is always a probability that you will get to work late and this will definitely not be pleasing to your boss. It is better to be on the safe side by arriving early than for you to have a routine of saying, "I'm sorry," every time you arrive late.
- Leave a good impression: being early will make people see how organized and also disciplined you are. Everyone has his or her late days but don’t use that as an excuse to become a late person. Using myself as an example, there were times when I'd arrive late to work and it made me feel miserable. Hey! Don’t blame it on traffic because that is everyone's excuse. If you want to beat traffic, it is very easy; wake up early and get going!
- Reduce your blood pressure: yes! Being early has an effect on your health. You might not believe me, but try this out; have something to do by 10AM and wake at 9AM, mistakenly. See how you react to it. Well, let me tell you if you don’t know how to express it in words; you will be shocked to see that you overslept, your heart will beat like you ran a 500 meters race in 1 minute. You will be disorganized, confused and you might end up having an accident while trying to rush to work. Do you want that for yourself? Of course not. No human would want to take his or her life.
- Reduces stress: what does stress do to the body? It breaks it down. So, waking up early gives you time to get yourself. One thing that leads to instant death is over-stressing the body. The body can be stressed in diverse ways. Using this as an example; you are supposed to be at work by 8AM and you wake up at 7AM, with the hope of getting there in an hour. Unfortunately, you get there at 8:45AM and you have to get things done by 6PM. Unfortunately, you aren't able to finish up even by 7PM. You then go home with little rest and wake up that same time to go to work. Making the things to be done, pile up.
- Makes you stay healthy: now, this is self-explanatory, so I don’t need to go into details.
Now that we have seen the reasons for waking up early to get the job done, let's look at some of the consequences of not being an early riser.
- Stress that can lead to sickness and death
- Poor health
- Increase in blood pressure: this is one example of health problem that may happen if you don’t wake early and save yourself the trouble of rushing to meet up.
- Disorganization: when you wake up early, you get enough time to do what you want, take whatever thing that needs to be taken without being in haste. But when you do otherwise, you forget things, if not one thing and you won’t be yourself for the rest of that day.
Short & Inspiring Quotes on Early Rising
- "A stitch of time saves nine."
- "Time once lost can never be recovered."
- "To use up the best times in life, be punctual."
- "Opportunity lost (time) can never be regained."
- "Time is precious."
- "...tick says the clock, what you have to do, do quickly."
- “Lose an hour and you will hunt for it all day."
It doesn't have to be by much. Just a few minutes earlier each day will yield results in the weeks and months to come.
Think small steps, not quantum leaps.