Crazy I know.
“Who in the right mind would torture and force themselves to be awake at such a time?”, you may ask.
And I know that some of us are night owls who really can’t be awake at such a time. How can there possibly be any benefits to waking up at 5am right?
Well, there are. And the benefits are numerous.
I was skeptical myself about starting the day at 5am because I hated mornings.
The mornings are literally spent doing everything I needed to do for the day. By noon, I’m usually free from having to do chores or errands, done exercising, and still have a ton of energy to tackle the rest of the day.
If you’re looking to be as productive as possible, the morning is undeniably the best time of the day to get your best work done.
This is especially true if you have a day job and a side business you’re working on. Working on your side business at 5am is so much better than working on it after work at 5pm.
5am is the time when you’re fully rested and more importantly with no one awake to bother you. Your phone isn’t buzzing, your email isn’t flooding, everyone in the house is still sleeping. You can fully focus on your work and be really REALLY productive.
Some of the most successful CEOs and leaders of companies know this little secret too and wake up really early every day. It’s no wonder they’re able to accomplish so much within the same 24 hours that we all have. They make full use of their mornings.
Tim Cook (Apple’s CEO) wakes up at 3.45am.
Richard Branson (Virgin’s CEO) wakes up at 5.45am.
Donald Trump (controversial but undeniably successful guy) wakes up at 5.30am.
And these people accomplish so much.
So wake up at 5am, have a killer morning routine and get so much more done while still feeling great and positive throughout the day.
“Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”
– Benjamin Franklin