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Reasons to wake up at 6am

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The chronotype of a person is a typical daily activity of a person. There are two main chronotypes: “owls” and “larks,” and sometimes the third chronotype, “pigeons,” is also distinguished.

People often associate early awakening and life success. The blogger, Egoza Aichi, wakes up at 6:00 in the last two years. He believes that this habit has changed his life. Here are the reasons that, according to the author, motivate to get up earlier. The editors at sincerely believe that they will soon become larks.

The doctrine of chronotypes arose a long time ago. The term "chronotype" was introduced by Ukhtomsky in his studies in physiology. In its modern form, the theory of chronotypes developed in the 1970s, it was then that it was experimentally confirmed that chronotypes really exist and manifest regardless of a person’s desire.

The essence of the theory of chronotypes is that a person may be characterized by a certain stereotype of alternating activity and passivity during the day, and by this stereotype most people can be attributed to one of several "chronotypes". Researchers distinguish two basic, in a sense, opposite chronotypes: “larks” and “owls”. Some also believe that there is an intermediate chronotype of “pigeons”. The main characteristics of the chronotypes are as follows:


They wake up independently and easily in the early morning, are active in the morning, in the afternoon there is a decline. Go to bed early.


They wake up late on their own, no earlier than 2-3 hours before noon, activity peaks occur in the evening and night, go to bed late, often after midnight.


An intermediate type, self-awakening in the morning, somewhat later than the "larks", activity throughout the day is constant, without noticeable peaks and falls, go to bed an hour and a half before midnight.

Among the urban population of industrialized countries, about 40-45% are “owls”, about 25% are “larks,” and the remaining 30-35% are “pigeons”. However, according to other studies, among the 45 and 25% of “owls” and “larks” of representatives of pure chronotypes, only a few percent (moreover, among women there are more than among men), and the rest are of mixed types, transitional between “owls” ”And“ pigeons ”or between“ larks ”and“ pigeons ”.

Chronotypes of people are examined using tests. The most famous to date is the Horn-Ostberg test, it allows you to determine the time of sleep and wakefulness, psychologically (precisely psychologically) convenient for a person. People are asked to answer at what time they would prefer to go to bed and get up, do mental and physical work, is it easy for them to do without an alarm clock, how they feel in the mornings and evenings, etc. The disadvantage of the test is that with its help you can evaluate the phases of the rhythm of sleep-wakefulness only qualitatively. According to the results obtained using the Horn-Ostberg test, approximately 20% of people belong to “larks” and “owls”, the remaining 60% belong to “pigeons”.

1. You will have time to understand yourself

Many people do not achieve their goals just because they lack focus. If you do not start the day to figure out what you should focus on in the first place, then you hardly remember your big goals during the day.

As you know, it is in the morning that your brain works most efficiently. Use this time to take your life under the control of the mind, not emotions.

2. You will have time to plan your day

Larks have the opportunity to plan their day in advance, before they go to work. The sooner your day plan is drawn up, the more efficiently and productively you will spend your time.

Planning tomorrow evening is counterproductive. It is foolish to make plans when your brain is stale and wants only one thing - rest.

3. Morning is a great time to work on yourself.

Who says you should rush to the office right after waking up? At the same time, many of us complain that they constantly do not have enough time for family, entertainment or a gym.

If you start waking up at 6 in the morning, you will have a few more hours before the start of the working day to get to the gym. When you exercise in the morning, your body is saturated with endorphins. These are hormones that are released during active physical exertion and give us a feeling of joy and euphoria. The charge of endorphins received in the morning may well be enough for you to be energetic and alert all day.

4. You will start breakfast

You have heard throughout your life that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you wake up a couple of hours before the start of the working day, then you certainly can not miss it.

A study by the Hopkins-Bloomberg School of Public Health found that eating a healthy breakfast is extremely important for your health. Just as your car needs gas in order to drive, your body needs food in order to function properly. Especially in the morning.

5. Many successful people do it!

New York Magazine, in an article about Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter, told readers that he starts his day at 5:30 in the morning. Dorsey uses the time before the start of the working day for meditation and a 10-kilometer run.

Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, begins to respond to partner emails every morning at 4:30.

Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, is also a big proponent of waking up early. In one of his interviews with Business Insider, he admitted that he wakes up at 5:45 and immediately gets to work. First, he sits at the computer for a while, and only then only has breakfast.

And what time do you start your day? Tell us in the comments!

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