Many of us shudder at the idea of getting up early in the morning. It does have a lot of benefits, however. Waking up early properly prepares you for the day ahead. It gives you a lot of extra time to get things in order and enjoy daytime to the fullest.
After all, as Benjamin Franklin famously said: “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”
What’s more, when working from home, being an early bird can have a positive impact on several aspects of your life—not just your professional endeavors.
Here are a few reasons why waking up early is ideal when working remotely.
It Lets You Enjoy Your Morning Ritual
If you were to work a regular 9-to-5 job, you were pretty much mandated to wake up early because you were on a strict schedule. Besides that, you also had to waste a lot of time to commute to the office.
When working from home, things are more open. As opposed to being something you have to do, waking up early is more of an opportunity to spoil yourself with an extended morning ritual.
You can tidy up around your room, do some exercises or take a morning shower whatever gets you ready for the day.
And let’s not forget the fact that you ’ll have the time to prepare a healthy breakfast that will keep you sharp and focused.
Allows You to Get More Things Done
It’s true that by working remotely you get the chance to squeeze in a few extra hours of sleep. Jumping out of bed late and being behind schedule with your daily responsibilities, however, is undesirable.
That is why starting early is ideal to squeeze in more activities into your daily schedule.
By being an early riser, you have enough time in the morning to take care of household chores.
If you’re a work-at-home parent, for instance, you can take advantage of the extra time to set your priorities and take control of your day. You have the time to get up before the kids and put things in order.
Once the kids are awake, you can drop them off at school knowing you’ve got a head start and already checked several things off your to-do list.
Has Positive Effects for Work
Besides having beneficial effects on your overall well-being, being an early riser has positive effects on the way you work as well.
When you’re working from home, you may have a flexible schedule. And depending on what are the hours, waking up early can give you an extra window of time in which you can work undisturbed.
For example, you may work when everybody else is still sleeping.
Or, you may tend to your household duties first. Afterward, while the kids are at school, you can work without having to worry about any potential interruptions.