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  • Writer's pictureMichael A Cassar

How To Make The Most Of Being An Early Riser




There is something tranquil, special, and incredibly calming about waking up early. That feeling of getting up and starting the day just before or after sunrise is unique.


Although sometimes we find it hard to drag ourselves out of bed, there are ways to embrace the day. Let's take a look at the benefits of being an early riser and how to make the most of a full day to maximize your well-being and potential.


How can you make the most of being an early riser?

1. Do some exercise. We all have such busy lives. We are forever making excuses, saying we don’t have enough time in our busy schedules to exercise or care for ourselves.

  • Rising early in the morning gives you a valuable few hours to be productive. When you normally sleep, you could go for a swim, a jog, or hit the gym.

  • Exercise has both physical and mental health benefits, and it’ll energize you, wake you up properly, and kickstart your day!

2. Get more done. Rising early adds a few hours to your day, so use it to be productive!

  • Read a few chapters of that book you always meant to pick up. Why not take some time to prepare a delicious breakfast? You could start writing down some goals and aspirations for the future!

  • Whatever you choose to do, use your extra hours valuably. Take up a new hobby, reflect on the previous day, or even treat yourself to a bath. You could clean the house. Take some time to be productive, have fun, and destress before the world wakes up!

3. See the world differently. Rising early can destress you and give you time to yourself, and it can also be a great way to appreciate nature.

  • Take some time early in the morning to watch the sunrise. Take some photographs and videos, or grab a coffee and watch the day begin. It can be calming, tranquil, and beautiful.

  • Go for a morning stroll and see how quiet your surroundings are. Take comfort in the solitude and watch as your neighborhood comes to life. Just remember to be safe and warm up if it's slightly cold!

4. More time for self-care. You don’t need to rush out the door when you wake up earlier.

  • Take time to make a nutritious breakfast. Serve up some of your favorite breakfast dishes, and take some time to get creative in the kitchen.

  • Consider boosting your skincare routine. Take some time to find a new face wash, moisturizer, or body scrub. Have a long, refreshing shower you wouldn’t normally allow yourself the time to have. Take some time to look after your skin and body. Treat yourself!

5. Enjoy solitude and be in the present moment. As the sun rises, take the opportunity to focus entirely on being present.

  • Indulge in your favorite coffee, listen to your favorite radio station, and enjoy the blissful calm. Practice being in the present moment by focusing entirely on the serenity an early morning can provide.


Hit the gym, enjoy the tranquility, or just do some extra errands. Whatever you choose to do, there are many benefits to being an early riser. Not only do you get to spend valuable extra hours of your day being productive, but you can also take a few moments to enjoy how beautiful early mornings can truly be.




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