Not A Morning Person
I did notice that all the great tricks and lifehacks people referred to for getting up at 5am basically involved setting an alarm and just getting up. There wasn’t really any great trick to it. It was down to sheer willpower and determination to develop a new habit. All these people talked about morning routines and how to spend those precious extra hours. It was somehow made to sound like by getting up at 5am you would somehow have more hours in the day. Like 27 or something. What they didn’t figure was that the 5am crew where flat out asleep in their beds at 9pm whilst us nightowls where powering on past midnight and rocking the market in Australia. Yep, because it may well be 5am on the east coast of America but that means it’s 10am in the UK. And if you run an online business then it’s 24/7 so it doesn’t matter what time you get up at.
Set Your Own Routine
I fully appreciate that there are some super successful people that make a habit of getting up really early and having these great morning routines. That clearly works for them. But it may not work for you. And just because some young 20 something with a YouTube channel says you won’t be a success unless you’re up and meditating at 5am, it doesn’t mean to say they are right. What matters is what you do with your time when you are awake and that you don’t waste it being tired and miserable because you dragged yourself out of bed at 5am to do Yoga which you hate and then eat a smashed avocado on cardboard.
Figure out your own routine and do what is right for you, your business and your family. Because I can rest assure you, getting up at 5am does not sit well in my morning routine when I’ve a kid to sort and a school run to do. And neither does going to bed so damn early either.