For most people, the worst experience is jumping out of bed and getting ready to work. Research studies show that one should sleep for at least 8 hours per day to live healthily and be productive, but in the current fast paced world you cannot always afford to meet that quota unless over the weekend.
Research studies show that the most successful people in the world sleep for 6 hours on average and wake up at 4 am. You too should consider embracing this habit to scale up your business and achieve greater success in your life. Here are ten reasons why you should be waking up at 4 am and beat the zombies.
During the day, you might not get the chance to access various websites and platforms due to your busy schedule. Waking up earlier before all your family members will give you excellent learning opportunities to browse up to six sites (gossip, financial, sports, news, weather, and politics) in a row without being disrupted by a single email. With this information at hand, you will be able to concentrate on your work and be smart throughout the day.
2. Start using Mindfulness exercises
It has being proven that mindfulness exercises is one of the sure-fire ways of promoting mental health. It helps one to concentrate on the most important things in life thereby providing unmatched clarity. The best time to refocus and rewire your mind through meditation is early in the morning. Waking up at 4 am will give you plenty of time to meditate without being disturbed.
3. Dont Underestimate the Importance of Physical Exercise
Most of the lifestyle diseases that are so prevalent in the world today such as high blood pressure can be avoided by taking part in physical activities. Experts recommend participating in physical exercises for at least thirty minutes per day. You might not be able to do this if you wake up at 6 am. Get going by waking up early and taking part in your preferred physical exercise. For instance, 5 Yoga moves will help to relax your mind, improve blood flow, strengthen joints, and promote weight loss.
4. Watch The Sunrise
You will be surprised by the countless things that you often take for granted. The chance to watch the sun rise and set is one such experience that you have probably been ignoring. Waking up at 4 am and watching the stars disappear and the sky light up will give you an entirely new perspective about the world that we live in and life in general.
5. Get More Organized
Time being one of the most limited resources in the world; it is important that you get organized. You can organize your itinerary and get ready for the day ahead by making up at 4 am before the zombies disappear into oblivion. Thanks to advanced technology, there are hundreds of mobile applications that you can use to create a daily work plan. The apps will remind you of the specific things that you should be doing at a particular time of the day thereby improving your productivity.
6. Prepare a Healthy Breakfast
Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. It helps to replenish the nutrients that are used by the body while asleep. Unfortunately, most people do not get time to have breakfast, and this sets back their health and productivity during the day. Waking up at 4 am will give you plenty of time to prepare a healthy breakfast before you leave for work. More importantly, you will get an opportunity to make breakfast for your pets. Enjoy your oats and feel the sustained energy take over your system as you watch the sunrise from your balcony.
7. Easier Commute
Traffic in most metropolitan cities not only here in Singapore but also other parts of the world are crazy in the morning. Growing up, my parents would wake us up and drive us to school. By 6.30 am, we would always be in class studying and preparing for the lessons. This habit greatly enhanced our performance and concentration during the day.
The point to take home is that waking up at 4 am will not only give you plenty of time to prepare but also save you time and stress on the roads.
8. Meet the Big Players in the Market
The most successful people in the world understand the importance of having breakfast as they often don’t get time to enjoy a healthy lunch. Over the last ten years, most of the influential people I have met over a cup of coffee at 7 a.m. Trying to schedule a meeting with them during the day is usually tough due to their busy schedules. The bottom line; if you want to spend some quality time with your mentor or power players in your niche, wake up early and schedule breakfast meetings.
9. Get Ahead of the Competition
While all zombies are dead asleep, while you competitors or rivals in business are still asleep, you can come up with ingenious ways of getting ahead of them by waking up at 4 am. Note that you do not have to be smarter than everyone else in your circles; you just need to come up with new ways of doing things. Waking up early will give you time to prepare yourself for the day ahead as well as unveil opportunities that you can take advantage of to scale your business to the next tier of success.
10. More Time to do what you Love
There are probably more than thirty tasks that you need to complete on a daily basis at the office. To make it even worse, you have to make time for your family and friends. This leaves you will little or no time to do the things that you treasure such as reading your favorite personal development book. Not anymore, waking up at 4 am will give you at least four hours to do the things that you love. For example, spending two hours every day alone doing what you love means you will have 14hours per week to play with! Amazing, right!
Finally, waking up at 4 am when the zombies are fast asleep can be a measure of your passion and zeal to achieve more success. Nurturing this habit will position you for success by giving you enough time to reevaluate your goals, plans, and mission in life. When you wake up at 4 am and start your work at say 7.30 am, you will have spent the better of your morning connecting with your inner self and being inspired, and this will translate into enhanced productivity throughout the day.