They always tell you, you don’t ever get up here
Never see your face, in pillows you disappear
The redness is in your eyes and their words are really clear
So Beat It, Just Beat It
You better run, you better do what you can
Never see the morning sun, go get yourself a tan
You wanna be tough, better do what you can
So Beat It, Just Beat It
Just Beat It, Beat It, Beat It, Beat It
You know you don’t want to be defeated
Go and show your face, at first light
It doesn’t matter, if you slept late at night
Just Beat It, Beat It
Most of us hate the sound of the alarm clock in the morning. It usually forces us out of our comfortable beds and thrusts us into the chaos of everyday life. Most people counter the alarm with the snooze button, but the key to emerging victorious in this battle is not delaying the inevitable but reaching a state where you don’t need the alarm to wake up. The happiest, healthiest and most successful wake up early in the morning, and here are a few reasons why you should do the same.
The Dawn of Tranquillity
Early in the morning there’s a lot less going on, which means a lot less distraction. Your plate is also empty. That’s why it’s a good idea to accomplish some of your most important tasks early on in the day. As the day goes on, things have a way of piling up. Once your plate is full of all the other stuff, the likelihood of giving your attention to it deserves drops dramatically.
Willpower Bar Is Full
The more decisions you have to make as the day goes on, the more your willpower will be depleted. Because of this, willpower is typically higher in the morning when you’re feeling fresh and full of energy.
Research from biologist Christopher Randler has found that early risers tend to be more proactive and goal oriented. Is this something inherent in morning people or a result of getting out of bed hours earlier? The jury is still out, but there is evidence that being more proactive is a response to increased conscientiousness that comes from waking up earlier. Some researchers also believe that because you’re better prepared for the day, you’ll be more proactive.
More Self Control
Getting up early is a decision. It’s usually not an easy decision, which is why people who rise early tend to feel that they have a better sense of control. Battling temptation and winning at the brink of dawn sets the tone for the entire day, and typically that means feeling like you can take on whatever else life throws at you.
No More Mr. Night Guy
Getting up earlier is all about creating the right habits. Although half of the population between the ages of 20 and 50 is naturally inclined to be night owls, three changes can sync these people’s circadian clocks with an early morning schedule:
Get Out in the Sunlight– Researchers at the Centre of Chronobiology suggest we get outside and step into broad daylight as soon as possible to advance sleep, so you can fall asleep earlier.
Get to Bed Earlier– Randler says it’s not about the number of hours a person sleeps but rather the time that they go to bed that really matters. If you go to bed earlier in the evening you’ll likely feel ready to start the day super early whether or not you got eight hours of sleep.
Have a Reason for Getting out of Bed Earlier– Getting up early for the sake of getting up early isn’t going to motivate you to become an early bird. Knowing exactly what you want to accomplish in the early morning hours and how you’ll get it done will.
Take it slow, and pretty soon you’ll be able enjoy both the sunrise and the sunset every day while getting more done in the hours in between.