The Secret Hour of Creativity (& Other Hidden Gems)

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I used to dread hearing my alarm clock go off at 5:30 a.m. I’d stand in the shower, half-asleep, and paw at my face like a blind cat. Grains of sand as big as boulders would fall from puffy eyes and go running down the drain before I traipsed back to my bedroom, still 33.3% asleep, and threw on the day’s monkey suit. By 7 .a.m. I was standing at a lectern and teaching my first class. Begrudgingly.

Things started changing as I got older and – probably more importantly – began doing something (cue Derek Zoolander’s voice) that I really, really, really wanted to do: write creatively.

As self-destructive as it might sound, I now relish waking up at 4 a.m. and pounding the keys. If you’ve never tried waking up at this hour for more than a few days (and of your own volition), then take a gander at this article from someone who tried it for a week: “7 Things Happened When I Got Up At 4 AM Every Day For A Week.”

In a related article by Karen Cicero entitled “10 Mistakes You’re Making Every Time You Go To Bed,” Ms. Cicero also points out some things you may not have considered about your bedtime habits.

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