Today is the 4th day of my waking up at 5 am experiment and also the first one where I was allowed to sleep more.
As I said, every thursday I’m allowed to sleep more because I usually go to bed late on wednesday morning. Last night I went to bed at around 11.40 but I managed to get up naturally at 7.30 am this morning anyway, 15 minutes before I had set the alarm clock, which was very nice.
The interesting thing is that because I could not wake up at 5 today, I wasn’t able to work on any of my personal projects. When I wake up at 5 am instead, I can get a lot done before 9 am.
If I had to decide today about continuing or not to wake up at 5 am or not, I’d certainly do, because it’s incredible the amount of work I can get done with an extra 4 hours per day, and I’m not even rushing my schedule yet.
When I wake up early I can also stop working early. It’s true that I go to bed between 9 pm and 10 pm, but at 6 pm I can usually shut down my computer. This gives me a good 3 hours to detoxicate from a full day of work in front of a laptop, which I never did before starting this experiment but I’m glad I’m doing it now.
I’m going to start recording what I do starting from tomorrow, so you can actually get an idea of what it means to have an extra 3 – 4 hours per day. Next update will be next week.