"Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running."


This quote by Christopher McDougall suggests us to start running every morning in order to survive and lead your life on your own terms.

To start running every morning to pace up with the world, we need to have a habit of getting up with the Sun and majority of the youth find this process of early rising, the most difficult part of their lives.

If you are one of those people who are looking for motivation to join the ‘5 O’ Clock Club’, read this post till the end to know the 5 golden benefits of getting up early.


  1. Gives Time to Reconnect with Yourself

Have you ever wanted to learn music, calligraphy, or join a football club or be the part of a dance group or some painting classes or meditation, but somehow could not find time to follow your hobby? Getting up early may resolve this problem. It gives the authority to control your day. It also provides at least 1 or 2 quiet hours in which you can spend  quality time with yourself by doing meditation or activity of your interest. Spending time with our own self offers us the opportunity to reconnect with our thoughts and make positive use of the most crucial time of the day, i.e. the beginning. This habit will help you to reconnect with the part of yourself which you thought you had lost.


  1. Decrease the Stress Level

Ever thought, why are you always late for your office, or school, or workplace? One of the main reasons for this ‘late lateefi’ might be the habit of waking up late. When you choose to snooze your alarm and sleep for an extra hour, it causes an increased stress level and a mental distress. When an individual wakes up late, they gradually get late for all the activities they do.  From the shower to the meal, everything that should be done with all the calm and peace, becomes chaotic and messy when done hurriedly. All the chaos occurs due to the delay caused by late rising results in the inclined stress level. So, to reduce your stress level and perform your every task with the utmost ease, start following the discipline of getting up early.


  1. Improves Quality of Life

Once you start changing your habits positively to make yourself better, it massively results in increasing your productivity and energy level.

Getting up early is one of those habits which teaches you to be self-disciplined, to manage time, to increase your rank. When you get used to being the early riser, you will find the principle of getting up early the worthiest one, because it gives all those benefits that are needed to improve your lifestyle. 


  1. Better Sleep Quality

In today’s Gen Z culture, staying up till late night, watching the whole season of your favourite web series by staying up till all hours, may make you feel cool in your peers, but please believe, this habit doesn’t make you look cool at all, rather it ruins your biological cycle. If you want to get up early, you also need to sleep early. But remember, quality of sleep matters more than the quantity of sleep. If you want to win the battle of the bed, start sleeping early, leaving all the bedlam of the day. 


  1. Pleasing Skin

Nobody wants dark circles around their eyes, pigmented and wrinkled skin, but sleeping and getting up early act as a sovereign remedy for all these problems. The lymphatic system improves with better sleep, and a better sleep is the result of the hard work you put in to wake up early.