Waking Up At 5am
5am, the vast majority of society is sleeping.
It’s still, silent and dark aside.
Unless you’re catching a plane or lining up to buy the new iPhone chances are you’re tucked in your bed.
A small group of individuals wake up at 5am every single day of the week, they don’t have a plane to catch or a new product to go and buy.
They’ve got things to get done and goals to chase.
As their neighbour is getting out of bed wondering what the day holds in store for them you’re walking up your driveway after a high intensity interval training session.
You’ve already built positive momentum, you’ve already won.
“But Doesn’t Waking Up At 5am Make You Grumpy?”
Waking up early in the morning, just like any new habit takes a couple of weeks to become the new ‘normal’ for you.
A few years ago I couldn’t understand how someone could get out of bed at 5am in winter and head to the gym before work… now I’m at the gym at 5am every day – and couldn’t imagine how lethargic and lazy I’d feel if I slept in till 7 or 8am.
The first few days of waking up at 5am will have you wondering how anyone does it, but grit your teeth and tough out the first few days.
Consistency teamed with a short, efficient morning routine will have you unstoppably conquering your goals – cold showers, green juices, power posing there’s a number of quick ‘n’ easy habits I recommend using to get the energy and nutrients you need upon rising at 5am.
Waking up at 5am will have you achieving goals, making progress and getting shit done faster than ever before. There’s a real ‘zen’ I find in the early hours of the morning as I read, write and train – no distractions, no phone calls, nothing else fighting for your attention.
Just you, your work and your mental intensity. What you do with it is up to you.
4 Reasons Why Waking Up At 5am Will Make You Happy
You’ll Get More Done
By waking up at 5am you’re essentially adding extra hours to your day.
An hour or two working on your business, your body or any other constructive project adds up quickly – after a week you’ve gained between 14 hours, after a month you’ve gained 56 hours.
What could you achieve with an extra 56 hours?
Your Willpower Is At Its Peak
Got an unpleasant or hard task that you’ve been delaying? Do it first thing in the morning.
Studies have proven that within the first couple of hours of waking up our willpower is its strongest.
Strong willpower combined with no distractions make 5am the perfect time to get shit done.
You’re Subject To No Distractions Whatsoever
If you’re trying to focus and concentrate at 10am in the morning you’ll be battling to keep your mind on task.
Phone calls, emails, messages, general noise and distractions from others… although these things may seem small and insignificant once you’re in the zone it takes a reasonable amount of time to get back to that level of focus and productivity after the smallest of distractions.
In the morning like I said, very few people are awake.
When very few people are awake you won’t have any distractions.
You’ll Build Immense Momentum
Waking up at 5am and utilizing that willpower of yours to knock the hardest tasks out of the way first will leave you feeling great.
That positive feeling and gained confidence will transform over to other tasks you perform that day.
All of a sudden you’ll be killing it at work, you’ll be more positive around your family.
The longer you continue waking up at 5am the more momentum you build. The more momentum you build the better you feel, the more productive you are the more you get done. It’s a positive loop that’ll have you reaching for the highest peaks of success.