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6 Reasons Why You Should Be a Morning Person

by Thomas Griffin 2 months ago in how to / self help
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Not a morning person? Here are the reasons you should be.

6 Reasons Why You Should Be a Morning Person
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If we were to classify people based on their routine, they would form two groups: the early birds and the night owls.

The early birds are the ones that prefer a morning routine. The night owls, on the other hand, choose to be active at night and prefer to sleep in the morning.

It all comes down to preferences whether someone prefers a morning routine or the nightlife. But, I think that being active in the morning has far more benefits that one cannot simply ignore.

Here are a few of the reasons why having a morning routine is a better option.

So, without further ado.

Let's dive in.

1. Productivity

Early birds are generally more productive compared to the people who prefer nightlife. Our bodies are designed to function at their fullest during the daytime and rest after dusk.

After a good night's sleep, it becomes easier for you to maintain high concentration and focus on the task at hand. Why? Because our brains are wired to be more alert in the morning.

That's why people who rise early tend to get more done in less time, be it their professional tasks or personal chores. While night owls are in their beds, early birds are out checking tasks off their to-do lists like a boss. It truly is an amazing experience.

2. High Energy Levels

There are many things an average person does in a day. Though the tasks may seem insignificant to bystanders, your daily chores paired with the work, be it remote or on-site, requires you to maintain certain energy levels for maximized efficiency throughout the day.

That's less likely to happen if you go to bed at a time when your brain gets the signals to stay alert and vice versa.

Our bodies are designed to rest at night. When it's dark outside, our bodies start producing melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that regulates our sleeping patterns. And resisting the urge to sleep at night can lead to dire consequences.

One of those consequences is a lack of energy when you're active for work. Nightowls are generally less energetic and inattentive compared to people preferring a morning routine. This is because they're not actually well-rested due to a self-induced sleep pattern they've formed.

3. Fitness Goals

Morning is the best time for any physical activity, be it jogging, trekking, swimming, riding a bike, or hitting the gym. You can do all these activities at other times. But, the results you get from a morning regime are simply exceptional.

Doing your favorite workout early in the morning is best for both your physical and mental well-being. You are likely to burn more calories and ensure better health by doing your workout in the morning.

Moreover, people who wake up early are more committed to their fitness goals. On the contrary, people preferring an evening routine are more prone to making excuses and skipping workouts.

4. Standardized Routine

People often think of routine as the other word for monotony. But, if you think about it, having a routine is not a bad thing. There are a few things in life where having monotony is nothing less than a blessing.

If you're a morning person, your sleep pattern is standardized. It's less likely for you to have trouble falling asleep compared to night owls. Your energy levels have depleted by the time night falls, so you easily fall asleep without having to rely on medication or other gimmicks.

On the next day, you wake up fresh from a high-quality sleep, ready to tackle the challenges your day throws at you. You develop a healthy routine of getting up, setting your goals, getting started with your day, and resting at dusk.

This helps you be more organized and enable you to get more done during the day.

5. Work-Life Balance

People with a morning routine tend to have a better work-life balance compared to the ones who prefer working at night. A morning person is comparatively less fatigued after work and has more time to spare for leisure.

Since you get more free time, you can pursue your hobbies like reading a book, starting a blog, enrolling in a dancing class, meditating, cooking, and so on. Furthermore, you get to spend more time with your friends and family.

A morning routine enables you to enjoy the little things in life and maintain a healthy work-life balance despite having a busy day at work.

6. Reduced Stress Levels

Morning people are less stressed or have managed stress levels compared to people who prefer working at night. Is that because stress levels are generally lower in the morning? Yes. But, that's not the only reason.

With 8 hours of sleep and another 8 hours of work time, you get the remaining 8 hours to spare. Yet, for some reason, you'd often find morning people to be calm and composed compared to the ones who prefer nightlife.

Since night owls are consistently trying to stay awake and active, they experience more fatigue. As a result, their efficiency gets compromised. They'd likely take more time to complete a particular task compared to a morning person with the same level of skill and intellect.

Since night owls put more effort to keep the needle moving, they are likely to experience higher stress levels compared to the early birds.

It's a Wrap

There you have it. The 6 reasons why you should be a morning person. There are many reasons for you to prefer the morning routine over the night. But, the reasons specified in this article are the ones that people can generally relate to.

Those who prefer nightlife over a morning routine may also have their reasons. But, for me, the disadvantages outweigh the benefits if you choose to be a night owl.

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Thomas Griffin

Thomas is the president and co-founder of OptinMonster and TrustPulse, the leading conversion optimization sites.

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