Waking each morning represents my day’s primary challenge. Hitting the snooze button, and snuggling in my warm cocoon longer than I should, exacerbates my problems and creates additional challenges. I hate when mornings become afternoons, and I have accomplished nothing on my list. I have fallen into bad habits, going to bed past my reasonable hour and then using that to rationalize my late rising. This scenario is coloring my entire day, putting me in a foul mood, and hindering my progress on my goals.
Experience has revealed my prime productivity period is between 9 A.M. and 2 P.M. I’m fresher, more creative, and more likely to pursue my personal-passion projects during my sweet spot. It presumes I am awake, alert, and ready to work. A morning routine required to get me to that stage takes two or three hours. I need a change.
I am planning on adopting the schedule of extreme early risers, with a 6 A.M. target. I intend to address the things I have been neglecting, reviewing my scheduled daily tasks, and enjoying my yoga workout before it gets bumped for more urgent responsibilities. But first, I need my coffee.
Do you have a set wake-up time?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer