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The Making of a Morning Person

I hate the morning. Somewhere in high school, I started despising the AM, and now I’d prefer a timetable to 11-7, staying up until 2AM reading, writing, and chilling. But then I read an article by Steve Pavlina, who turned himself from a night owl into a morning person.

I recognize the value of this; many times I have risen so late on the weekends (and when I was self-employed) that I couldn’t run errands because shops and services closed at 5pm. And it’s a self-perpetuating cycle: getting up after lunch leaves you wide awake at 2am, meaning you stay up later, and get up later yet again.

This Steve fella managed to get up every morning at 5am, regardless of when he went to bed. My goal: to try the 5am wakeup for 30 days, and see if it sticks.

This is day one. The ironic thing is that I was up until 2am last night reading about this, and some of the Steve’s other exploits. Then, I got up a few scant hours later, at 5am.

I treated myself to a breakfast of bacon and eggs, listened calmly to the news, had a nice long shower, got ready for work, read some internet feeds, and left the house with lots of time to spare. It was very civilized. Perhaps too civilized….

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