“I don’t have time to do anything”. This is how a conversation began today on the phone which led to the following question…”what time do you get up?” I responded “4 am”.
“What the heck is wrong with you? why do you wake up at 4 am?”, was their reply. I don’t know how many times I’ve been asked why or have been told “I am crazy for getting up that early”. Each time I chuckle inside because no one has ever questioned me when I used to stay up until 4 am. I don’t understand why a long night is more acceptable than an early morning?
When I was going to sleep at 4 am, I was in a terrible place both physically and mentally. I was addicted to energy drinks and killing my body with that poison, not one time did anyone question any of it. It amazes me that I was in that mindset for so many years. As I analyze it now, I operated most of my day on 2 to 3 hours of sleep. It’s no wonder why I had this bout of narcolepsy where I was falling out at 2 pm daily. I thought I was doing good for myself, hustling until the wee hours of the night, all the while struggling to keep up with my schedule. I knew I wasn’t utilizing my time properly. I remember there was always a consistent feeling that I needed to change.
How successful do you think you can be when your body can’t possibly keep up with your mind?
Since flipping staying up until 4 am to waking up at this time, my life has changed literally like night and day. I’ve never been a morning person but each morning I wake, I find myself in this mental state which I simply describe as “LET’S GO”.
I’m instantly in this zone where I am ready to attack the day. I no longer wake up with no sense of direction. I’ve been able to plan out my day the night before. I frequently feel like “it must be late”, only to realize it is usually noon. By this time I’ve already worked 8 hours and I still have 9 more to look forward to. My days seem to be so much longer. I don’t find myself saying there is not enough time or I have no time to do anything. I actually “find time” and I am able to accomplish more than I have in the past.
I’m not saying that waking up at 4 am is for everyone. It is mentally and physically tough and takes a lot of hard work to get your body accustomed to it. I still have days that I wake up a little later, but that is usually when I don’t get to bed on time. Overall this single choice to switch to early rise, has dramatically impacted my life for the better.
I can’t pin point it but I believe there is something to getting up early, before the sun, that brings your energy into a natural rhythm with life. There is this harmony that I am experiencing which has helped me improve in so many ways.
I get up on purpose with purpose.
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