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How to become a morning person and why it is so important

You’ve grown up listening to people say, ‘Early to bed and early to rise makes you healthy, wealthy and wise.’

But is it really true?

Research proves that it is.

Waking up early in the morning is not only good for your health, but it is also known to boost your creativity and improve your productivity at work.

If you’re one of those people who aren’t convinced about the many benefits of waking up early, here are 5 things you should know.

1. Waking up early helps improve concentration

The logic is pretty simple here. If you wake up early, you will have enough time to get things done. You won’t spend your mornings running around here and there, getting things done because you are getting late for work.

If the starting of your day is relaxed and calm, the rest of the day is likely to be the same.

Working with a calm and relaxed mind is sure to improve concentration and productivity at work.

2. Helps you sustain a healthy diet

If you’ve been planning to start that healthy diet for a while now, but keep failing miserably, waking up early might help.

Starting your day with a healthy and filling breakfast is seriously underrated. Eating a healthy breakfast is known to kill your junk food craving for the rest of the day.

3. Gives you enough time to exercise

Waking up early, you won’t have too many things to worry about. Also, the morning peace and quiet is a great time relax and indulge in some healthy activities.

Since you’ve got time on your hands, it is a great motivation to exercise.

4. Waking up early is good for your mental health

Did you know that getting everything done at the last moment can cause anxiety issues?

When you wake up early every morning, you get enough time to do things at your pace. You can have bath and get dressed for working without worrying about reaching office late. You also get time to have a healthy breakfast. All these things are essential for good mental health.

5. Improves the quality of your sleep

It is important that you stick to a schedule. If you sleep at the same time every day, you are likely to wake up at the same time every morning. It is also believed that if you go to bed at the same time every day, your body adjusts to the schedule. This improves the quality of your sleep and you tend to sleep better.

With all your hectic schedules and crazy habits formed over the years, we know, waking up early in the morning is easier said than done.

But if it is good for your health, it is certainly worth the effort, right?

To help you leave the old habits behind and become a morning person, here are 5 things you should do.

1. Wake up to natural light

When was the last time you got rid of those blinds and let some fresh air and sunlight into your room?

The early morning sun is great for your health. It is also the only natural source of Vitamin D.

If you’re waking up early in the morning, be sure to switch off those artificial lights in your room and get some sunlight instead.

2. Don’t hit that snooze button

We all know how that Yoga class which felt super important the night before, suddenly loses all value when your alarm rings at 5 in the morning.

Hitting that snooze button in the morning is the worst thing you can do. Not only does it prevent you from waking up early in the morning, but it also interrupts your sleep and leaves you feeling lazy for the whole day.

If you’ve made up your mind to wake up early, stick to the plan and get out of bed when your alarm goes off next morning.

3. Don’t fall asleep with your mobile in hand

Falling asleep while browsing the internet is very bad for your health. If your phone screen is the last thing you look at before you doze off, your mind has a hard time adjusting to the sudden change.

The bright light from your mobile screen is extremely harmful for your health; more so if you spend all day working on a computer.

Ideally, your bedroom should be free from all electronic gadgets. You should switch off your mobile phone, TV and that tablet at least half an hour before you go to bed.

4. Eat healthy

They’re right when they say, you should eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper.

If you go to bed feeling too full or with an empty stomach, the discomfort is likely to interfere with your sleep.

Within an hour of waking up, it is advisable that you eat a healthy and filling breakfast. This also helps you face the rest of the day energetically.

Before going to bed at night, eat a light and balanced meal.

5. Sleep early

Don’t expect to wake up early in the morning if you are going to hit the bed at 1am.

To wake up early and make it through the day without feeling sleep deprived, it is important that you go to bed by 10 pm.

The wellness programs offered at Hilton Shillim have been designed keeping in mind your hectic schedules and the modern lifestyle.

The programs are scientifically validated and makes a demonstrable difference to your mind and body.

1. We diagnose your body using ultra-modern, non-invasive, western technology and prepare a report.

2. We prescribe a wellness programme that best heals your mind and body.

3. The wellness programmes at Shillim rely on ancient, oriental healing practices – Ayurveda, Yoga and Chinese techniques for body and mind repair.

4. We urge you into nature and fitness activities that restore your health.

5. A post-programme report demonstrates the impact of the wellness program on your body.

Embrace the Dharana Way of Life. Available only at the Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa. Book your stay now.

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