Waking up early is something I enjoy and pride myself on. I wake up generally between 5 and 6 am, and I feel like my day is gone if I sleep in until 7 am. This is something that I have always done, even dating back to high school, I rarely ever slept in. As I gained more discipline going to the gym every single day for a year, it became clear that waking up and going in the morning was the best option. There were times when I would literally hit the gym at 2 am in order to workout before work. Yes, at 2 am, I was in the gym lifting weights. With work from 5-11 and school 11:30-8 at night, there wasn’t much of an option. That is a bit insane, but here are some of the reason you should think of waking up earlier:
Top Performers Do It
Now, not every millionaire wakes up extremely early in the morning. However, many successful people from Bill Gates to Apple CEO, Tim Cook, wake up early in the morning. I first started to get up when MusclePharm founder Cory Gregory shared that his crew lifts at 4 or 5 am every single day. Another successful man named Eric Thomas, a world renowned public speaker stresses waking up early at a whole different intensity level. Again, not everyone successful wakes up that early, but many of the top performers sure are not sleeping in.
You Can Be More Productive
This is for two reasons:
- No one is going to bother you at 5 am, because damn near no one is awake at that hour. It gives you more time to focus on yourself, whether it is workout, meditate, or read, there are almost no text messages coming in that early in the morning.
- It gives you more hours in the day. The person that goes to sleep at 10 pm and wakes up at 5 am gets an extra two hours every single day than the person that wakes up at 7 am, or even an extra hour for someone that wakes up at 6 am. Now that may not sound like much, but if I wake up at 5 am, and you wake up at 7, I have an extra 730 hours than you every single year. That adds up to over 30 more DAYS. More time, more focus, more productivity.
Whether or not you’re a morning person, there are many reasons to wake up early, or at least try to. If you aren’t used to it, try waking up an hour earlier tomorrow. You will be tired and likely fall asleep before you usually do, which allows for you to reset your sleep schedule a bit.
Just some food for thought
“Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise” -Benjamin Franklin