This is the first update to my waking up at 5 am experiment. I think the firsts days are important in order to make an habit, so here we go.
This morning I woke up at 5 am without much trouble. Last night I went to bed at 9.30 so I slept 7.30 hours.
The first thing I did was going to the bathroom to drink some water and do some basic exercise to properly awake my body.
At 5.15 I sit down in front of my computer and I was ready to start working. When I just wake up I like to write. I use a software named writeroom when I write in the morning, so I can write without distractions and without stressing my eyes.
I wrote for my upcoming free book on the law of attraction (will be available for RSS readers) until 6 am.
From 6 am to 7 am I accomplished some internet tasks that I needed to get done, and then I took the time to organize all my projects.
At 7 am I had breakfast. Two toasts and water when I would usually only have a brioch. After that I began working on personal projects until 9 am.
From 9 am to 12 I worked for my regular job, and I continued for one more hour after lunch at noon (yes, I work at home).
After lunch I managed to study a bit and take a nap. I took a nap not because I was tired, but rather because I wanted to perserve a high level of productivity.
At 14.30 I started working again, and as of this writing, I’m just taking a break in order to write this short update. I don’t feel tired and I have a lot of energy, but I’ll probably see some effects in the evening.
One thing I want to say is that I got a lot done in the early hours of the morning. From 5 am to 9 am I was able to do what would usually take me 3 days of working after my regular job. And with the planning I did this morning, I expect to double that productivity starting from tomorrow.
If every day goes like today, I’m not sure if I’ll ever want to sleep late again :D