If you are looking to create a healthier, happier lifestyle, waking up early is a great way to begin.  It is a good idea to adjust your wake up time gradually, but eventually, an ideal goal is to wake up between 5 and 6 AM.  Of course, this also means you should be falling asleep seven to nine hours before you wake up. If you can manage to make early rising a consistent habit, you are sure to experience many benefits.

You Will Have Time for a Morning Routine  

Waking up early allows you the freedom to use your morning hours intentionally, perhaps by drinking tea while watching the sunrise, or beginning a morning meditation practice.

You Can Have a Productive Start to Your Day

With extra time to yourself in the morning, you can get a head start on your work for the day, go on a morning run, or make a healthy breakfast for your family. Starting your day by getting something checked off your to-do list will set you on a path of productivity for the remainder of the day.

You Can Enjoy Some Peace and Quiet

If you live in a house with people who tend to sleep in a bit, you will have the added benefit of enjoying some quiet alone time in the early mornings.  This can help alleviate stress and allow you to mentally prepare yourself for social interaction. 

You Can Beat the Morning Commute

Leaving the house before the morning traffic jam begins will not only help you get to work on time, but will also help you avoid the anxiety and frustration associated with navigating heavy traffic.  This means you can arrive at your destination with your positivity intact.

You Can Promote Positive Change

Dramatically shifting your waking hours is a great way to make a monumental change in your life.  If you are quitting alcohol, for example, giving up late nights at the bar and groggy, hungover mornings in favor of early rising can prompt other lifestyle choices to fall in line with your sobriety. 

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, now is the time to reach out for help.  At Arbor Behavioral Healthcare, you will meet knowledgeable, compassionate professionals that understand addiction in all its forms.  We use an integrative and holistic approach to treat addiction and mental health issues. No treatment is one-size-fits-all, and at The Arbor, you will have a team of experts prepared to create your customized treatment plan.  We offer care for your mind, body, and spirit, so that you can heal from the inside out and look forward to a lifetime of sobriety and wellness. If you are ready to take the first step in your recovery, please call us at 844-413-2690.