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Reasons to wake up at 6 am

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The chronotype of a person is a typical daily activity pattern for that person. There are two main chronotypes: "owls" and "larks", also sometimes distinguish the third chronotype - "pigeons".

People often associate early awakening and life success. The blogger Egoza Eihi wakes up in the last two years at 6:00 in the morning. 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 the larks.

The doctrine of chronotypes originated a long time ago. The term “chronotype” was introduced by Ukhtomsky in his studies in physiology. In its present form, the theory of chronotypes was formed in the 1970s, it was then experimentally confirmed that chronotypes actually exist and manifest themselves regardless of the person’s desire.

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


Independently and easily awakened early in the morning, are active in the first half of the day, in the afternoon there is a recession. Go to bed early.


Independently wake up late, no earlier than 2-3 hours before noon, activity peaks occur in the evening-night time, go to bed late, often after midnight.


Intermediate type, independent awakening in the morning, somewhat later “larks”, constant activity during the day, without noticeable peaks and declines, go to bed for an hour and a half before midnight.

Among the urban population of industrialized countries, about 40-45% are "owls", about 25% - "larks", the remaining 30-35% are "pigeons". At the same time, however, according to other studies, only a few percent among the 45 and 25% "owls" and "larks" of representatives of pure chronotypes are given (and there are more of them among women than among men), and the rest belong to mixed types, "And" pigeons "or between the" larks "and" pigeons ".

Chronotypes of people are investigated with the help of tests. The best known today is the Horn-Ostberg test, which allows determining the time of sleep and wakefulness, which is psychologically (psychologically) convenient for a person. People are asked to answer at what time they would prefer to lie down and get up, do mental and physical work, if they can easily do without an alarm clock, how they feel in the mornings and evenings, etc. The disadvantage of the test is that with its help one can estimate the phases of the rhythm of sleep-wakefulness only qualitatively. According to the results obtained with the help of the Horn-Ostberg test, approximately 20% of people belong to “larks” and “owls”, the remaining 60% are “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 by trying to figure out what you should focus on first, then hardly remember your big goals during the day.

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

2. You will have time to plan your day.

Larks have the opportunity to plan their day beforehand, before they go to work. The sooner your daily 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 said you should rush to the office right after waking up? At the same time, many of us complain that they constantly lack time for family, entertainment or the 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 vigorous the whole working day.

4. You will start having breakfast

All your life you have heard 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, you will definitely not be able to miss it.

A study by the Hopkins-Bloomberg School of Public Health has shown that the habit of a full breakfast is extremely important for your health. Just as your car needs gasoline to drive, your body needs food to function properly. Especially in the morning.

5. So many successful people do!

New York Magazine, in her article about Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter, told readers that he began 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 CEO, starts responding to partner emails every morning at 4:30.

Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin Group, is also a big believer in waking up early. In one of his interviews with Business Insider, he admitted that he was waking up at 5:45 and immediately started working. At first he sits at the computer for a while, and only then he has breakfast.

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

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