Larissa D’sa, a travel creator on Instagram, is currently known for waking up at 4 am for the last few months. And she’s not alone. A community of more than 4000 has joined her for the same. She explains how her mental health shot up, just by waking up early. By waking up at 4 am, she’s done with her workout, reading and work before breakfast.
Larissa says,”My point is, when you wake up earlier than your usual time and sleep for an hour in the afternoon, your day is much more productive. Your day starts at 4am, your mind is very quiet. Before sunrise is a very special and sacred hour for your mind.”
The idea of waking up early to “achieve greater things in life”, “to be a millionaire”, “to become the most successful entrepreneur” fascinated Larissa. She admired people who followed the 5am routine, and thought it was too hard to follow. But with time, she realized that discipline is the highest form of self-love, and that it only means you’re loving yourself more each day.
#4amwithlarsa is now trending and here’s why:
– Your morning routine sets the tone for your day. It directly impacts your mindset and actions for the day. Waking up early gives you enough time to be organized and plan the day ahead.
– When you wake up early, you get to enjoy the peaceful moments before everyone else wakes up. Early mornings are a great relaxation time. You could step out to get some fresh air, or find solace with the sunrise. You feel instant gratification which happens with the production of dopamine. These moments are beneficial to the body and mind and help in increasing the oxygen levels in the brain, reduce blood pressure, lessen migraines, and boost mental health.
– After a full-night’s sleep, waking up early makes your skin look the best. People who wake up early also tend to have regular sleeping habits which help to ensure that your skin gets the proper time to rejuvenate itself.
– Waking up early will give you enough time to make some healthy, sustainable breakfast that will set you up for the day. People who wake up late tend to only eat half as much fruit and vegetables and twice as much fast food as their early riser counterparts.
– Since you keep busy during the day, and night makes you sleepy, waking up early will give you enough time to workout for the day before the madness takes over. It helps to kickstart the body and mind which will energize you for the day.
– Waking up early helps you form a habit. Larissa says, “Just like brushing your teeth, waking up at a given time becomes a habit by doing it consistently. Once you taste the beautiful mornings, you cannot go back to waking up in the noon. Our lives have been created by our habits. If you don’t control your habits, your habits will control you.”
There’s no rocket science behind waking up early. It’s the basic things that you need to follow and be consistent with.