You may not be crazy about the idea of setting your alarm for earlier than absolutely necessary every morning – and by “not crazy about,” we obviously mean you would rather avoid at all costs – but the perks of being a morning person may make the earlier-than-usual wake-up call well worth the initial struggle. Sure, there are the obvious perks, like having a little extra time to get ready or maybe even some time to squeeze in a morning workout, but we’re talking about some underrated benefits that go beyond that. Read on for a few of the little perks that are totally worth us getting out from under the covers for. Even at 6 a.m.
You can relish in the feeling of not having to make any decisions.
For the most part, you don’t really have to be awake until 9 a.m. or so, which is when it starts becoming reasonable for people start expecting a little bit of presence on your part. Before, that though, there’s an odd kind of freedom in knowing that you’re not really responsible for anything until a more reasonable hour of the morning rolls around. When you’re technically “on the clock,” so to speak, it can be tough to get away with not having to make any firm decisions or moves. But at 6 a.m. or 7 a.m., you get to enjoy a rare couple of hours in which you’re basically free of the pressures to really do anything. Not a bad way to start the day, if we do say so ourselves.
You get to embrace extreme calmness.
When you’re up well before most of the world (okay, not actually most of the world, but you get the picture), you can enjoy the perks of going a few hours totally distraction- and noise-free. There’s a kind of calmness and stillness that still hasn’t had a chance to be disrupted in the early hours of the morning, so the earlier you wake up, the more of that stillness you get to embrace and enjoy. And not only does that help you start your day off on a much smoother, calmer note, but it also gives you a few hours without any distractions, which is perfect if you want to do a bit of work earlier in the day, too.
You can enjoy being your most creative.
In addition to reaping the benefits of being totally distraction-free, more or less, you get to enjoy the benefits of being a little extra creative earlier in the morning, too – another perk if you’re rising earlier and trying to tackle a bit of work in the process. The thing is, your brain typically gets more and more analytical as the day goes on, which means that the earlier you do any kind of creative work, the more likely you are to do it well and with a sense of uninhibited creativity.