Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! I apologize for not keeping up with my blogging schedule and not posting last Wednesday. There are a lot of things going on at the moment so I thought to just skip it. So for today’s post, I want to talk about the 5 benefits of waking up early. Also, stay tuned to know who won my recent 2000 Followers Giveaway!
5 Benefits of Waking Up Early
If you’ve been reading my blog since before, you know I love to share my own experiences and stories first before doing the main post. I just really love sharing my experiences in this blog, so you’d know that the things I’ll list later were experienced first-hand. Now, let’s get started!
In my high school days, I’ve never been a morning person. I was always late to school, because I hated waking up so early in the morning. One particular reason for this is because I always stay up late at night, and it wasn’t doing great things for me. I definitely lack energy in the morning, so I tend to skip activities that would consume the remaining energy I have.
Until I turned college, I found the joy of waking up in the morning. I have morning classes and it was really hard to adjust at first, but seeing the things I can do because I have energy for the day surprised me. And I definitely loved it.
Now that I’m staying at home dealing with this pandemic (as we probably all do), I tried so hard to be consistent in waking up early. Just these past few days, I really strive to wake up at 6 am and if my mind and body feels like it, I wake up at 5 am or 5:30 am. I really find joy in waking up so early in the morning. Since I stay in my province, I could hear the birds chirping and I just really love the quiet and peaceful ambiance of the morning surrounding.
Now, let’s talk about the benefits of waking up early in the morning!
1. It makes you more mindful.
Early mornings are peaceful and quiet therefore it gives you a time of solitude. Embrace it. I remember one time, I woke up so early so I had the chance to walk my doggo, Barker, outside. It was 6:30 AM and the sun was starting to rise. And I was so mesmerized by my surrounding that I nearly cried.
Little moments like this can make you more mindful, and mindfulness can definitely lead to happiness. If you’re not a morning person yet and got the chance to wake up so early in the morning, embrace the quiet. It will teach you a lot of things.
2. It makes you more productive.
The sun gives energy so waking up early means you get to do the things you need to do with the sun! I really testify to this. I plan and list out the things I need to do everyday and I found that I get to do all the things I planned when I wake up early. It gives me more time and energy, so I really maximize my early mornings.
My morning routine would always include washing my face, brushing my teeth, reading the Catholic Daily Readings, praying, exercising and then eating breakfast. After breakfast, I give myself 30 minutes or so to read a book. It definitely helps!
3. It makes you feel more confident and creative.
Because you have more time, it will give you confidence that you can do everything you need to do for the day. It also makes you feel more creative that’s why you always tend to do things when you wake up early.
I personally feel more creative during the early morning and since I’m creating digital art, it makes me feel that I can do a lot more things to improve my work in progress.
4. It makes you healthy.
Waking up early gives you time to exercise. Early mornings are also the best time for exercising. I’ve been doing it recently and it makes me glad that I don’t make excuses anymore throughout the whole day because I’ve exercised already in the morning. Also, waking up early definitely means you’re going to sleep early too, so it improves your sleeping routine.
Having a good sleeping routine and being consistent with it will not only improves your physical health but it also improves your mental health. A good sleep is a critical factor in one’s mental health, so it’s always best to not stay up too late or to not sleep too much. We should always find the middle— the balance.
5. It makes you happier.
There is happiness in waking up early, and it probably sums up the whole post. You get to be more mindful which can make you feel better. You also get to feel blessed that you are awake today. And you also get to give yourself an affirmation like, “Today, I am going to do great things.” And then you just do it.
That is all for the 5 benefits of waking up early. I would also love to know if you wake up early too! Please comment down below and share some of your experiences in the morning!
Anyway, this post is inspired by Markus + Micah‘s post, How to wake up better. Please check out Markus + Micah’s blog, they really be in this community inspiring a lot of people and you wouldn’t want to miss it!
Now, for the last part of this post, the giveaway winners! Thank you all so much who joined my 2000 Followers Giveaway because I have received a total of 354 entries! When I was spinning the wheel, my heart was pounding because I was excited to know who’s the winner, too.
First winner is PoojaG from Lifesfinewhine.
I have already emailed Pooja and I will do a custom illustration for her.
Second winner is Queenie from The Queensights Blog
I have contacted Queenie as well and she will receive two line art prints from my digital art shop.
Thank you all so much for joining in my giveaway! I really enjoyed it so much so I might be doing more of these soon. Keep watch!
Note: The videos attached are the proof that they won the giveaway. For some reasons, it doesn’t play in my browser. Please let me know if you can see the videos.
Thank you for reading. I hope you think about the benefits of waking up early and try to do it yourself. I’ll see you in the next blog post, bye!
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