These are my “waking up early” challenge alarms. If I am lucky I will wake up naturally before I hear that annoying noise.
So I am hoping to wake up earlier than 4.50 A.M. And this gives me around 6 hours to sleep. I hear you saying that “you need a minimum of 7 hours of sleep…”.
I know. I will explain why I am doing this but before that, I have to say:
“Nothing beats sleeping.”
Even if I am a morning person, I hate to choose between sleep and work. Of course, I would prefer to sleep more.
Some projects are running in my brain like a happy dog; so I want to wake up early these days. You will see them on iaminyourshoes/blog soon.
Early morning is a gun. I can finish all the work in the world. Give me your work, give me your future work, all of them!..
So this is a challenge for me and I started to test it. I woke up at 6.45 A.M. At 6.30. At 5.45. At 5.30… The earliest I could make was 4.50.
All of these happened in the last 30 days of my life.
Why Did I Decide To Wake Up Early?
Is It Hard To Wake Up Early Every Day?
It kills me sometimes. Today I woke up at 5.30, and I started to work at 5.45. Now, it’s 6.00 A.M. and my bed is still stronger than my computer.
I know that as I write, the text will be stronger than anything in this world. I love that feeling. So I continue to catch that moment.
What Is The Best Time To Wake Up?
3.00 A.M. is too early for me and I don’t believe I will be productive. 4.00 A.M. is also risky. I don’t want to age my body and my brain with insufficient sleep. So anywhere between 4.30 and 5.00 seems to be the best waking up time for me.
The First Thing I Do When I Wake Up Early
One thing is for sure, if I wait in bed, stress will come and find me. It happened before, it will happen again.
Not to kill the morning, I should get out of my bed and start working immediately. No morning rituals, no sports, no breakfast, nothing… Just work.
To make this happen, I became a good planner. I should know exactly what I will be working on when I wake up early in the morning.
Planning this takes max 10 minutes for me.
What Is The Best Time To Sleep For Waking Up Early?
I don’t know. I tried different hours and I saw that when I force myself to sleep early, the result is not satisfactory.
“I have to sleep now to get up early!” is a demotivator for me.
I learned that I shouldn’t stress about the time I should go to bed.
But I also learned that I should start to rest my brain 2 hours before I sleep. No projects, no challenges, no problems… I don’t care if I lose everything and become a homeless tomorrow. I need to detox my mind before I sleep and this is only possible by not thinking about the earthly work.
What Helps Me To Fall Asleep?
Making my greatest 11 of Besiktas.
This is the football team that I support. And I don’t know why but ever since I was a little boy, creating my own 11 is a magic for me. I can sleep in minutes by forming a legend team and “watch” them play against a strong team.
Sometimes I mix the new team with the old teams. And sometimes I try only today’s team but there is always a killjoy in today’s teams.
I will write some names for you from my legend team:
Takoz Recep, Deli İbrahim, Sifo Mehmet, Atom Karınca, Metin, Ali, Feyyaz…
How People Reacted To My Waking Up Early Challenge?
I don’t want to go out at night on the weekdays. It will be impossible for me to wake up early in the morning.
Is this boring?
It’s a choice.
My family and my friends know about this “waking up early challenge” and they are ok with it. They are supportive. So no problem…
When you know what you want to achieve and explain this to people clearly, you get their support. And you feel stronger.