For years, if left unchecked, I'd stay up late. REALLY late. 3, 4, 5 in the morning late. Then I'd struggle to get up for work or school the next day. Brenda and I would stay up late, hanging out, watching movies, working on projects, whatever. Of course, doing that on an all-too-regular basis makes most morning tasks REAL tough.
I liked sleeping in. I set my alarm clock to the minute to maximize pillow time before zipping through the morning routine and facing the day.
Almost two weeks ago, though, I started getting up early. On purpose.
And it's been good.
Now, I typically wake up anywhere from 5-30 minutes before my always alarm goes off, and in energized, feeling ready to accomplish a bit of writing before getting ready for work. It's been very productive for me, and my writing is definitely benefiting from this new routine.
Feels good. Feels real good. (And now that I'm getting up early every morning, the occasional Sundays when I need to get up early to podcast with my friends
2-3 timezones away, I don't need nearly as much coffee to sound like I know what I'm talking about that early in the morning!)
(Huge thanks to Jason and Joe!)