“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” – Ben Franklin
The morning hours are very focused. The brain is recharged and there are no distractions. No phone calls, no children running around, no meeting or unforeseen events to attend. Imagine having done 10k running, 30 min mediation and completed the most important task of the day before the rest of the world has taken their first zip of the morning coffee. That’s what we are trying out in this experiment!
The Lab Report – 007 – “Rise Early”
@BenLaing2 (Instagram) asked me if I would like to join him and a group of peps for a challenge; A challenge to rise at 05:30 am for 66 days straight.
Short term effects: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
– It will take a while to get used to going up on time if you are a converting night owl.
– Motivation be unreliable until established a proper morning routine or if you don’t have a strong “Why” for rising early.
– You will immediately feel the momentum building up as task are getting checked off.
Long term effects: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
– 2 extra focused hours each day for 5 years; that’s 3650 hours of effort you can put towards whatever you find most worthwhile in life.
– You will grow to love the tranquility of the dark hours.
– I have a family of deer I see during my morning run. It had become a nice ritual to say hi to them.
– Weekends pose an extra challenge since there is an cultural expectation that we should stay up later then.
– This lifestyle is not compatible with late nights, which could be considered a loss.
– You have to go to bed early for this routine to be sustainable.
FINAL VERDICT: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I never made the full 66-days, but did two good runs of 30(ish) days in a row. Going up early has given me much joy and fulfillment. I love it!
What morning routine do you have, and what is the morning routine that you wished you had? 🤔