Getting up early may be tough, but there are plenty of benefits that come with it. If you can train yourself to start your day earlier, you’ll give yourself enough time to get a head start on the day, eat breakfast, do some exercise, and even get some high-level work done before the hustle and bustle of the day.


For all of us who are part of the workforce, getting up earlier means you can start work before the office fills up. These quiet moments before everyone else gets in can provide much needed time to get some uninterrupted high-level work done.

Early on in the day, you have more decision-making power than later in the afternoon and evening, so it’s an excellent time to make important choices and strategize for the day ahead. Your productivity is also typically higher before 3 p.m., as it goes through cycles throughout the day. Getting an early start will give you more time to capitalize on this peak in performance.


Waking up early has shown to be good for your health, from a higher quality of sleep to being more optimistic.

When you wake up early, you have more time to eat a good breakfast and do a bit of exercise. Both of these morning activities contribute to your overall well-being and how you set the tone for the rest of the day. You even have time to meditate, do some yoga, and watch the sunrise.

Less traffic

Waking up early can also help you beat the traffic on your morning commute, which is especially helpful in the congested streets of Manila. When you start your day earlier, you run into less traffic, can get to work more quickly, and start work sooner. A win-win situation. If you’d like to make it a regular thing, ask your employer if you can shift schedules so your workday begins earlier.

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