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10 Benefits of Rising Early, and How to Do It
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â€œEarly to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wiseâ€ – Ben Franklin, famously
â€œPut no trust in the benefits to accrue from early rising, as set forth by the infatuated Franklin â€¦â€ – Mark Twain
Recently, reader Rob asked me about my habit of waking at 4:30 a.m. each day, and asked me to write about the health benefits of rising early, which I thought was an excellent question. Unfortunately, there are none, that I know of.
However, there are a ton of other great benefits.
Now, let me first say that if you are a night owl, and that works for you, I think thatâ€™s great. Thereâ€™s no reason to change, especially if youâ€™re happy with it. But for me, switching from being a night owl to an early riser (and yes, it is possible) has been a godsend. It has helped me in so many ways that I