Good morning! You up yet?
It has been over 66 days of waking up early and I believe that this habit has strengthened my discipline muscle tremendously.
I’ve been experimenting with waking up at different times in the early morning as well as taking sleep cycles into account which has been quite interesting.
This morning I woke up at 6:10 a.m. and I found it incredibly easy considering I had been waking up at 5:50 for the last 2 months.
What I noticed this morning was that although I was tired, I was easily able to draw upon the discipline I had cultivated and could immediately get up and was motivated to do so.
Here’s what to do
Use waking up early to build discipline for 2-3 months.
It will be worth it.
If after those few months you want to go back to sleeping in, be my guest.
The funny thing is, you probably won’t wake up super late anymore.
You might not get up at the very crack of dawn but you’ll get up early enough to do some YOU work.
I got some piano practice in, had time to journal which I have been doing since I started 2+ months ago and went to do calisthenics training in the park.
All of that before I even headed off to work.
The simple habit of waking up early not only builds discipline but sets your day up for success.
A couple things to note:
Don’t wake up early without a reason.
You need to have a reason.
Your why needs to be strong.
Ask yourself if there are any things you want to take care or get done in the morning.
It might be writing, it might be exercise, it might be reading.
Whatever it may be, waking up early is a sure fire way to build and strengthen our discipline muscle.
The stronger it becomes, the easier it is to do the things other people aren’t willing to do.
Have a good day all!