Reasons why you should wake up and watch the sunrise

Watching the Sunrise
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Most of you will probably dismiss the idea of watching the sunrise at the mere thought of waking up before dawn. Others may plan on watching the sunrise, then immediately press snooze when their alarm goes off. If one of these parties sounds like you, read on to discover what you’re missing out on.

Natural beauty 

Watching the sunrise is like watching a beautiful pastel-colored sky be painted above you. The midnight starry blue sky turning into soft colors waving their arms is truly a stunning sight to see! Each day, we are gifted with this sight, allowing us to become enamored by our world’s wonder and beauty.

Increase your productivity

Waking up before dawn to watch the sunrise is like giving yourself a head start to conquer the day. As you watch the sunrise, you can plan out your schedule for the day without distraction. During the school year, I get all my homework done in the mornings. That way, I have time to grab dinner, go to club meetings and hang out with friends in the evenings. 

Adopt a healthy mindset

Each day can be chaotic and stressful. Being outside with nature provides you with the clarity you need to ensure you have everything under control. Taking the time to appreciate the world each morning allows you to move into a mindset of gratitude. Now you can remain productive, leaving stress and all your worries behind.


Even if you’ve been watching the sunrise for five years now, the sunrise’s raw beauty will never fail to bring a smile to your face. No matter what is going wrong in your life, the sunrise will never disappoint — it will always rise, regardless of how you feel. No matter where you are in the world, sunrises are universal. As Muhammad Ali said, “Rest but never quit. Even the sun has a sinking spell each evening. But it always rises the next morning. At sunrise, every soul is born again.” 

So … what are you waiting for! Set your alarm for early tomorrow morning and try it for yourself! You’ll feel so energized, productive and at peace that you’ll want to watch the sunrise every day.

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