Study the most successful people in the world and you can learn they just have better habits than the majority of the world. They aren’t necessarily smarter, faster or more creative but instead, they have more discipline.

As Jim Rohn said, “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”

If you want to take your life and success to the next level you have to take advantage of the mornings. There are so many benefits to waking up early as you can get more out of each day and live a truly beautiful life.

5 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Waking Up Early

You’ll Have More Personal Time

A set of winning morning rituals can help you become more happy and successful than you thought possible. Perhaps one of the best benefits of waking up early is that you have more personal time.

In today’s busy world, it’s easy to give your time and attention to others but neglect yourself. You don’t have to focus on your own family, friends or coworkers, just you! When you wake up early you can spend time working on yourself with meditation, reading affirmations or writing in a journal.

You Will Be Smarter

A 2008 Texas University study revealed that morning people had better grades than those who stayed up late. It wasn’t a small amount either. Morning students averaged a 3.5, while the students who preferred nights averaged a 2.5.

As Steve Jobs said, “The world is made up of people that are no smarter than you.” And he’s right. But the smartest minds going back a century were doing their most creative and productive work in the mornings.

You Will Have More Discipline

Deciding to wake up early and get up, not snoozing, is the first decision of your day. If you get up when you intended too from the night before you are keeping the first promise you made to yourself.

Starting your day with discipline will help lead to discipline in other areas of your life like your relationships, health and even work. As John Maxwell said, “Motivating gets you going but discipline keeps you growing.”

5 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Waking Up Early

You Have More Time

As Richard Whately said, “Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.”

Everyone has the same 24 hours each day. If you don’t wake up earlier than most people it’s easy to feel like you’re just catching up all day.

But when you wake up early you have more time to enjoy a good breakfast, walk your dog, read, watch an inspirational video or spend time with people you love.

You Will Control Your Day (And Your Success)

If you look at people like Oprah, Mel Robbins or other successful people you can see that they run the day. The day doesn’t run them.

If you get up early you are controlling your day and making sure you get everything done that you need to do in all areas of your life. This almost always correlates with doing more, achieving more goals, and become more successful than someone without a plan.

Quit sleeping in on your hopes and dreams and start taking advantage of the benefits of waking up early. While it might not be the easiest at first, take small steps to start getting up even 15-20 minutes early in the next week.

Make a plan the night before and start manifesting your dreams into reality! 

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