Why it Pays to be an Early Bird
“It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.” –Aristotle
Aristotle preached it, but you probably aren’t buying it. I get it, waking up before the sun rises makes you want to cringe. But you might want to lay off the snooze button tomorrow, because waking up early has some serious benefits! Here’s why you should consider changing your title to early bird:
They’re more proactive – Obviously it helps rising a few hours earlier, but morning people are more proactive throughout the course of the day because they get the important things done earlier. Research from Christoph Randler suggests that being more proactive leads them to do well in business. It’s simple: they get better grades in school, which gets them into a good college, which ultimately lands them better job opportunities.1
They earn better grades – Early rising college students have higher GPAs, a full point higher than those darn night owls (3.5 vs. 2.5).2
They’re happier and healthier – Those who wake up earlier are happier and more positive than their late rising peers. Better yet, they’re healthier too.3 It makes sense, if you wake up earlier you have more time to prepare breakfast and pack a lunch instead of rushing out the door with no breakfast and lunch money. Your bank account will be happy too!
They’re more likely to hit the gym – Night owls have difficulty finding time to work out and staying with it.3 If you wake up early you have the option to work out in the morning without having to worry about your favorite treadmill being taken, or you’ll find you have more energy to work out in the evening.
By the time you wake up, work out, watch the sun rise and eat your breakfast, most people are still hitting the snooze button. How awesome is that?
- Posted by holx-admin
- On November 11, 2014