JAKARTA - Being a morning person is always synonymous with good, positive, and healthy things. The problem is, there are also many people who enjoy being a night owl and like to stay up late.
If you are used to being awake at night, of course it will be difficult to suddenly have to get up and do activities starting in the morning.
However, did you know that waking up in the morning has tremendous benefits for your body and health?
By getting up early, you can be more productive. The human brain is more alert in the morning. It provides a mental boost to increase focus for activity.
While many people are still asleep, you have started to be active and check some things on the daily to-do list.
Getting up in the morning also makes the body more energetic. Increased energy in the morning can certainly help you carry out various activities and daily routines. A body full of energy and vigor also keeps you in a better mood throughout the day.
When coupled with morning exercise such as walking, jogging, cycling, yoga, and so on, this certainly provides additional benefits for health.
Starting the day with exercise is certainly never wrong. You will sweat and burn a lot of fat, lower blood pressure, and make a better night's sleep.
When you wake up in the morning, you also have enough free time to do fun things before work.
This could be meditating, reading your favorite book, chatting with your family at home, and dressing to your heart's content because you are not rushing for time. Looking good usually also has to do with improving your mood.
Another benefit that you can feel when you are a morning person is increased concentration and memory. And it can reduce daily stress because there is enough time to prepare the things needed for activities such as school, college, or work.
You can also have more time to choose and prepare healthy foods. After getting up and exercising, you can make a glass of fruit or vegetable juice and toast for breakfast. Then prepare a healthier lunch.
Interested in becoming a morning person? Of course you need strong will and determination. Because, getting up earlier than usual is indeed difficult to start.
To make change easier, try to make a fun schedule in the morning. Often people are lazy to wake up early because they don't know what to do in the morning.
Therefore, make a schedule for what will be done in the morning. For example, walking around the house for 45 minutes, making a healthy and delicious breakfast, choosing clothes to wear with consideration, or motivating yourself to keep a journal regularly.
An effective way to wake up early is to go to bed early. However, make sure you keep getting enough sleep every day. If you usually sleep after 12 o'clock at night, try to get into the habit of falling asleep starting at 10 o'clock.
The next morning, you can wake up around 6 in the morning. Next, can you decide how early in the morning you want to get up, for example at 4, 5, or 6 in the morning? The more morning you want to wake up, the earlier the bedtime must be kept.
Tips for easily falling asleep at night is to start going to bed half to an hour before it's time.
Turn off the lights and stay away from all devices and electronics, be it cell phones, televisions, laptops, tablets, and so on.
Concentrate on sleeping and ignore the urge to go on social media or watch a movie as this will keep you awake.
Because you are already in a comfortable position and are tired of doing nothing, you will fall asleep on your own after a while.
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