A couple of months ago, i took the decision to wake up at 5:00Am everyday until my school term ends. As a morning person, this was a great deal for me! Well, yes i didn’t really stick to the plan, but most of the days i did wake up at 5:00Am. Anyway, since my school term has come to an end, i guess it’s time to share with you what i’ve learned through this whole experience.
After waking up at 5:00Am and heading immediately to work, i noticed that i get things done much faster and even more creatively! I honestly don’t know why, but it seems to work pretty fine for me. I guess my most productive hours starts really early in the morning till 10:00Am.
I always make a to-do list in the beginning of the day to keep myself focused on what i should be doing for the day. Waking up early gave me the ability to finish most of what i have planned for the day, while i didn’t even hit afternoon yet! This made me a bit relaxed and decreased my daily stress routine of not finishing the amount of work i need to and screwing up at the end.
More time with family & friends!
By 6:00pm, my energy starts to decrease and same for the amount of work i need to do! I usually don’t do anything that requires big mental effort after 6pm, so i end up either reading a book, watching a movie or enjoying my time with family & friends.
That’s pretty much it for the pros, i definitely have more to say but i thought to only mention my 3 main pros of waking up early which are. Being more productive, getting more things done and getting less stressed, and having more time for myself. However, i did face some cons too. Here’s the three main ones as well!
My main issue with waking up early was that the day was pretty long and i felt really bored to keep going through this daily routine for more than a month. I was tired of doing the same thing over and over again.
Despite that waking up early did really do a lot to me, but overall, i felt kinda sad. I don’t really want to call it depressed as this is a big word, but i wasn’t happy with the fact that i was treating my days like a to-do list. I wake up to cross the tasks on my list, and then find out that the day has ended.
Last but not least, i wasn’t at all getting enough of sleep. I usually slept around 11 - 12pm. Which is pretty dangerous for my health in the long term. Those 5 hours of sleep were good to keep me awake all day, but if i kept on doing it, i could already feel burnt out.
So yeah, that’s basically my experience with waking up at 5:00Am for a couple of months. (Not steady). For the upcoming months, i thought to only decide a couple of days per week to wake up early. And the other days to wake up on a reasonable time. Just so i don’t get bored neither i lose my mind by the end of the month
PS: Happy Easter Y’all!