What I've Learned From Waking Up At 6AM
I was never a morning person, which I explain more in this post. But ever since I have made certain changes in my adult life, I realize that sleeping the day away isn't productive at all. Especially if I'm an aspiring entrepreneur. Since waking up at 6AM is becoming more important to me, I've made changes in my daily behavior to help me wake up easier everyday.
Even if you're not a morning person, waking up earlier has a lot more benefits. I've seen changes occur in my daily routine and I'm actually happy I now wake up early. Here's what I've learned...
1. I have more time in the day
I no longer use the excuse: "I don't have time for...". I realized all of that was my mind telling me that I didn't have time to do what I wanted to when in fact, I did. Not that I wake up at 6AM, I have better control of my time, meaning I manage it better than I did when I was in college. I even realized that I don't ever feel that my day is going faster than I want it to. A lot of times we might feel that the our day is already over before we even manage to do something with it.
2. I am able to get more done earlier, making the rest of my day easier
"The early bird catches the worm". This quote can be more true. When I was younger I always thought it wasn't worth getting up early to get things done, but now I realize getting things done earlier is worth being able to relax later on. It may require more work to get things done, but as long as it gets done.
Instead of waking up mid-morning or even the afternoon and rushing to get things done, I have more than enough time on my hands to do what I need to do. I can end my day earlier, sometimes around 3PM, if I'm really focused on getting things done for my blog, around the house, and running errands. Don't get me wrong, some days what I have to get done may mean doing so later in the day, but as long as I give myself time to do what I need to do.
3. I can get better or more sleep
It makes sense that if I'm up earlier in the day, I will be tired by the end of the day. That's fine. It means that I'm able to make time to rest, especially when I need it most. I will not lie, some days I'm exhausted and what's best about these days is that I can actually take naps during the middle of the day. Adults can take naps by the way.
4. I have more time to spend with my family and fiance
From 6AM - 12 noon on some days I'm handling things for my blog and during the afternoon, I'm taking care personal things. This is my schedule for most days, which is easy for me to spend time with my family and friends when I want to. Once I'm finished my blogging tasks, I'm able to go out to eat, movies, whatever with whomever and not feel guilty that I still have something to do. I'm making time for what I want when I want.