I love mornings.
Any time I manage to get up early, I have a fantastic day.
So much energy, clarity, focus.
Not sure why, I just love it.
Reminds me of when I was a kid and had a newspaper round.
Beautiful to walk around a sleeping city and see it wake up.
Problem is, up until a few weeks ago, I rarely ever managed to be out of bed before eight.
Sure, that’s not late either, but it’s not exactly early.
So I’d set my alarm for 6, or 7, and then I’d hit the snooze button over and over again.
No matter which alarm app I used.
No matter if I had it play heavy metal music.
Did you know?
It’s entirely possibly to sleep straight through Metallica.
Incidentally, the man who invented the snooze button will the first to be up against the wall when the revolution comes.
The damage which that particular invention does is staggering, but that’s a story for another day.
So how did I do it?
How do I get up early these days, cheery and bright as a spark?
Did I become a father?
Did I train a dog to paw me, a cat to claw me?
Ice bucket with a time trigger?
Here’s what I did:
I stopped using an alarm clock.
Dude… it’s magic.
Counterintuitive perhaps, but magic nonetheless.
Here’s why it works:
When midnight comes round, I know that I want to get up early.
And because I’ve given the finger to my alarm clock, I know that unless I get to bed, it ain’t gonna happen.
And so I hobble over to the bedroom before I turn into a pumpkin, and off I go to stellarland.
Six hours later: wide awake.
Ready for a new day, and with a massive bunch of energy.
Try it, it just might work for you.
See, the alarm clock was my enabler, my excuse.
I would tell myself that I could stay up until 1am, 2am, 3am… because hey, I’d set my alarm. Right?
And obviously, my system would just force me to sleep on because the lizard brain forces you to do what’s good for you.
Sleep is good for you, and the lizard brain knows it.
So by not using an alarm, I removed the excuse for staying up late.
Which is why these days, I can genuinely say: GOOD morning.
Love it, love seeing the sun come up.
Anyway, something to consider.
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