5 Benefits of Rising Early!

0906 sunrise, phuketMost people seem to start their day in a rush – rushing to get ready, rushing with the breakfast, rushing to work. These people often spend their entire day in a rush, playing catch-up with the rest of the world. This can be easily avoided by getting up a little earlier. There are many other benefits of getting up early, but I will list the five that have always worked for me:

  1. Gratefulness. It’s difficult to be grateful for the moment when you are getting late for work. But if you don’t have to rush, you can enjoy every moment. And be grateful for being alive today, for the health you have, for the comforts of your home, for the family you have, for the food you eat, for the work you do…
  2. Bonus Hour. Most of us complain of not having enough time for the things we want to do e.g. exercise, reading, or pursuing other interests and ambitions like learning a language, writing a book, starting a blog. The easiest way to achieve these is by giving yourself 30 minutes or an hour of bonus time in the morning.
  3. Quiet Time. There’s something special about the calm of the morning – no sounds from TV, kids, phones or traffic. There’s also less clutter in your mind which allows you to think and concentrate better. Any brain work that takes hours during the day can sometimes be achieved in half the time if done early morning.
  4. Beat the Rush. Your commute time will cut down if you leave home before the rush hour. You’ll spend less time queuing up for elevators. You’ll have to get used to the emptiness – at the gym or pool, on the road, in the train, at the office… everywhere.
  5. Get Ahead. Getting to work half an hour before everybody else gives you time to plan, prioritize and organize. Less distractions of the phone, email and people can allow you to focus better on the most important tasks of the day. You get more done, and leave on time, again beating the rush hour.

Even if you work from home, there’s plenty of reason to start the day before everyone else does. And if you are a housewife, who usually spend the day taking care of others, this could be your time, to do the things just for yourself!

Please share your experiences of getting up early, or late.

15 thoughts on “5 Benefits of Rising Early!

  1. This is a great post. I am an early riser so I can relate. I also create my Way of Being for the day…That is my attitude or outlook that I take with where ever I go.


  2. I tried it once when i woke up early for my school and i had time to do some exercising and i felt very fresh cause i even had time to take a shower!!!

    (P.S- hi papa, the orange background on your site creates a lot of action, the blue one was very calm and minty type!)

    have a good flight,
    love u


    • Mashal dear, I loved your comment 🙂 Thanks
      Had an exciting flight – watched thunderstorm near Bangkok and sandstorm near Delhi. Love you!


  3. I completely agree with your views about early rising.I have always been an early riser and have loved the calm and tranquility and the feeling of having the whole day ahead of me. It’s gives me the feeling that all is under control and whatever I want that day can be achieved.
    Infact the very odd days when I get late in getting up, I almost feel depressed like I’ve lost somthing 😦
    So thumbs up for early risers..!!


  4. I totally relate to the benefits of rising early. Having the quiet time alone to soak in the peace and calm of the early morning helps me to face what ever the day brings and it is really amazing how much work I can pack in from 5 to 8 am and yet not feel tired.


  5. I’m an early riser myself – would easily do three hours of work before 9am. However, I think people have different biorhythms. Some function best in the morning while others come alive later in the day. I’m sure even the late risers can claim their peace and quiet in the wee hours of the morning while we early risers are traipsing lala-land.


  6. i agree, sometime people work better at night, but from my point of view, god gives as a day for work an night for rest.

    ps : sorry for my english


  7. Rising early defintitely has its advantages. You can be one with nature, hear the birds chirping and actually see the sun change from red to golden and also have time to read the newspaper in peace.


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