Perhaps I’m showing my age (and the fact that I don’t have children), but I actually fly out of bed most mornings, which is usually between 3-5 a.m. As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to appreciate the early early morning time. The streets are quiet, nobody’s using their stupid leaf blower or lawn mower, the birds are chirping (at least they are at this time of year), and I get a serious amount of s*** done in a very short period of time.
Srinivas Rao agrees with me and takes it one step further. In a piece titled “The First 3 Hours of Your Day Can Dictate How Your Life Turns Out,” Srinivas argues that “I get a disproportionate amount of value from these hours, and it’s not a coincidence.”
True, truer and truest!
To be Frank, Earnest and Curt, a lot of us are slaves to others from the moment we wake up, assuming this is around 7 a.m., a pretty standard time for students and workers to roll out of bed. We’re slaves to crying babies, hungry kids/pets, pending deadlines, rush hour traffic, unresolved household issues – the list is endless, really.
But for those of us who wake up at an ungodly hour, just having those couple of extra hours to ourselves can be a godsend. As Srinivas details in the above piece, this is due to the following five reasons. In the pre-dawn hours…
1.Your Willpower is at its Highest
2. Your Mind is Less Scattered
3. You’re Less Likely to Be Interrupted
4. You Increase The Availability of Time
5. You Start Your Day With a Sense of Accomplishment
Like anything in life, waking up crazy early takes a little practice, but you won’t regret it in the long run. Whether it’s reading a book as the sun comes out, working on your computer, preparing that evening’s dinner far in advance, or cleaning your home, you are certain to get much, much, much more done in those two or three hours than you could ever hope to accomplish at a “normal” time of day.