Why Waking Up At 5 A.M. Is Best For You And Your Wellbeing

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It’s always nice to know that after a very busy day, you can stay in the next day. You no longer need to will yourself to get up at a godforsaken hour just to get things done. And while getting up late sounds nice, Robin Sharma talks about the benefits of waking up at 5 a.m. regardless of what day it is. While this sounds like sheer torture, much of what he’s discussed make sense.

While sometimes, it seems as if all you need to do is get some shuteye, there’s more to life than just sleeping in. Hence, Robin says that it’s time to change your habits. There are amazing benefits that come with waking up early. First of all, you’ll notice an improvement in terms of health and productivity, and these are the two main ingredients for success.

But before you go deeper, here are some of the things you’ll need to know when it comes to getting up at 5 a.m.


  1. You’ll be able to sync both mind and body with a set schedule

Doctors have talked about the importance of a sleep schedule. This will have a lot to do with both health and wellbeing. When you’ve trained your body to shut down at a certain time, then falling asleep is so much easier. And when your body knows that it’s time to wake up, you won’t need to chug down cups of coffee just to feel some semblance of life. Hence, it’s time to sync both mind and body with a set schedule. If you wake up every day early, then you are allowing your body to get used to it. You’ll also know that it’s time to sleep at the right time. It may take time to get used to this, but your body will catch up and have its own internal alarm clock. You’ll eventually see how you’ll naturally have more energy when going through your usual morning routine.


  1. You’ll find more extra time to do other things

Here’s the truth: once your body gets used to its internal clock, you’ll find that you’re better at focusing early. Sharma says that the time between 5 am and 8 am is the golden hour. Planning your weekly schedule and getting organized can be difficult, especially after you’re body’s gone through stress during the working hours. Waking up at 5 a.m. allows you that much-needed extra time to plan the what may be a busy day ahead. The early hours will allow you to be extra productive during the day. More importantly, you’ll be more than ready to cover the tasks you’ll need to accomplish. The best part is that you actually have time to catch your breath and not feel rushed. With nothing but quiet to keep you company, you can think about your schedule and how to make all your tasks fit. This idea applies to homemakers and students as well.


  1. You’ll have time for early morning exercise

While scheduling is crucial, health is just as important. Getting up at 5 a.m. means more time for you to work on your overall fitness. Your body’s wellness depends on your activity level, which means that exercise is important to enjoy a prime lifestyle. Others do prefer to work out after work, but this isn’t always easy. You oftentimes feel drained after a busy day. On the other hand, if you wake up early in the morning, you actually give yourself time. Plus, you’ll have so much more energy that you’ll catch yourself by surprise at how much exercise you can get in. Do something strenuous or take it easy, but whatever the case may be, you’ll see the difference once that routine is down to pat.


4. You’ll get to enjoy some peace and quiet

Admittedly, most people do get up way past 5 a.m. Meaning, the rest of the household will still be in dreamland still while you’ve already started your day, This will provide you with a couple hours of that much needed alone time. Without any worries plaguing you and without anyone trying to get your attention, you get some focus that will benefit your productivity and health in more ways than one. So, take time to sip your tea, drink your coffee, or read a book in peace. This will also be perfect for you to start a project that’s in dire need for completion without interruptions. This early morning time slot may also be easier than getting one in the evening before bed. Relish every moment before the sunrise. The point here to get a breather, even if it’s just for a few moments.

5. You’ll just have more time

In terms of productivity, this is just the best time of the day to get in the extras. Every hour you spend sleeping in bed is time that can be allotted for something important. While sleep is important to your health, staying in later than necessary is also not good for you. Waking up at 5 a.m. gives you those extra hours to accomplish the incidentals and extras that you just can’t do in the evenings. By the time you get home from work, this can actually be your time for a breather, some rest, and conversations with family and friends.

6. You can be prepared for whatever comes

Waking up earlier than expected allows you to properly prepare ahead. Hence, the quiet wee hours will be time to tackle the much needed issues before it’s all too late and you’ll have no choice but to scramble. Hence, get out of bed, work on the schedule, pick out your clothes, have some healthy breakfast, or fuel your vehicle. Whatever it is, you won’t have to deal with unexpected issues that may arise later on in the day.


The Bottom Line

There are just too many benefits to waking up early. While it may seem daunting at first, you’ll get the hang of it, and that’s a guarantee. Right now, give your body time to get used to the changes, and pretty soon, you’ll find yourself feeling energized even before the sun rises. That 5 a.m. is that extra time you’ve been looking for. As Sharma says, it’s time to win the battle of the “Mind over Mattress.” We live in a world of dramatic distraction, and you can spare yourself from the inconvenience when you start adapting this new habit.

Robin Sharma discusses the benefits further in his podcast and YouTube videos. There are certainly tips and lessons that you’ll find crucial to live a life of quality.


The Lesson Behind His Ideas

 Night owls might not like to hear about this or may be resistant to its benefits, but there are definitely so many reasons why getting up at 5 a.m. is so much better for you. The routine strengthens your willpower, you’ll come to realize the emotional benefits of seeing the sunrise in the horizon, and you’ll get to enjoy the mental perks that come with getting a head start. Early mornings can be extremely good for your wellbeing. As you come to master the mind-over-mattress barrier train of thought, Sharma will give you helpful tips on how to overcome these barriers and win over your weaknesses. It may be a battle, but the fight will be worth it.


Notable Excerpt from His Videos

As Sharma said, “We live in a world of dramatic distraction and there is something very special about waking up at 5 or 6AM every morning. Many creative people – whether it’s great writers or painters – love waking up at this holy hour every day.”


All About the Speaker 

Robin Sharma talks about wellbeing and business. His latter talks on the latter have attracted more than 750,000 people who have sought him out to hear his unique insight on strategy, leadership, and entrepreneurial mastery. Those who have taken notes and have adapted his tips have witnessed startling results in terms of personal growth. He is also a  best-selling author and motivational speaker as he had spent the last twenty years of his career delivering talks to thousands from corners of the globe. He has also collaborated with reputable corporate workforces such as Nike, Microsoft, and HP.


His Written Works

Sharma is a Canadian speaker who has 11 published groundbreaking self-help books under his belt. His most notable books include “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” and “The Leader Who Had No Title.”


His Podcast

If you’re interested, Sharma’s first two Mastery classes don’t come with a charge. You can view this as well as download his free Mastery Sessions podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud. His talks are also accessible through the YouTube site.