For people who want to get more out of their day or perform better, it may be a simple case of waking up a little earlier than usual. This can also be applied to online casino enthusiasts aiming to win more online. Statistics show that players who are more focused, have a healthier lifestyle and are less stressed, tend to win more. This could be down to making more informed choices about large wagers, or being able to focus on a strategy with games like Blackjack.
Whatever the reasons for wanting a performance boost, many scientists believe it can be achieved by waking up early. Everyone has their natural sleeping cycle and while some people need more sleep than others, it seems that waking up earlier and going to be earlier has a profound impact on your health and your productivity. How? – Here is what the research says:
People who wake up earlier also tend to be those that eat breakfast. Since the body has been up for a while and people have more time in the morning, they eat a larger, healthier breakfasts. Late risers often grab whatever is available or skip meals altogether. This creates a cycle of eating larger lunches or dinners that the body is not able to metabolise. An unhealthy diet leads to an unhealthy body, which leads to lethargy, lack of concentration and poor performance.
Exercise is important for keeping the body and mind healthy. People who exercise regularly not only have less health issues, they are often able to concentrate better and become more productive. This productivity can be focused into any part of your life, be it work or other activities. People who wake up early often use the extra morning time to exercise, while those who rise late try and squeeze in time in the afternoons or night get bogged down with more pressing activities such as picking up the kids, making dinner, meeting with friends and so on.
It is a common complaint that people just don’t feel like they are productive for the first hour or two at work. This is mainly due to the fact that they woke up an hour before they arrived at work, skipped breakfast and their body is still wondering what is going on. Waking up early has the benefit of giving your body and mind time to acclimatise to the waking day and ready for work by the time you reach the office or computer. This ensures that you are at your peak during the times when it matters most.
The importance of sleep has been proven time and time again. Being an early riser helps maintain your body’s natural sleep cycle for the week and on weekends. People often sleep much later on weekends causing havoc with their cycle and wonder why they are so tired on a Monday morning. Going to bed early and rising early helps regulate your sleep and improve the quality of your sleep throughout the week.
In today’s fast-paced world we are constantly bombarded with external stimuli and societal needs. We underestimate the importance of having quite time away from all the distractions of life. Studies have shown that people who get just 30 minutes of alone/quite time a day enjoy a healthier lifestyle and are happier or more emotionally stable. Early risers have the advantage of those early morning hours in which to grab some time alone and chill out before the day begins.
It is no coincidence that Elon Musk, Richard Branson and many other famous entrepreneurs and successful businesspeople all extol the virtues of waking up early. The benefits are clear and cultivating good morning habits clearly pay off.