Regardless: I'm on day 11. Waking up early for me is 5:15am. Realistically, though, that's about 60-minutes early in most cases. Previously, I set my alarm at 5:45 and then snoozed to 6:15-6:30. That was to get on the road by 7am.
What I've learned so far is that, I actually can be a morning person. Not, a person who enjoys mornings, but a person who can actually do things and be productive in the morning. The routine has changed from day to day, but in most cases, it's allowed me to start the coffee, clear all of my overnight notifications, take care of the dogs, and then do something that I want to do.
On Monday, I got to play a little on the Minecraft server. I also made pancakes, sausage, and eggs.
On Tuesday, it was watching a video from Vintage Beef's Mindcrack series while I uninstalled and re-installed Chrome. I got hit with a link hijacker bug that found it's way on the laptop. For breakfast, I made pancakes, sausage, and eggs again.
On Wednesday, it was moving FTW's podcast feed to Soundcloud, rather than Libsyn, our previous host. I ate a banana.
Today, it was setting up the Google Doc for our shared Minecraft server. And for breakfast, I fried up leftover pot roast with eggs.
It's crazy what can be done with an extra 30 minutes. Sure, I'm not accomplishing all of that in 30 minutes. I'm not hopping in the shower until 6:30, but I now have an extra hour to my morning JUST by waking up 30 minutes earlier.
"What would your life be like if you woke up early for a year? Ok that’s quite a reach. What about just 30 days? I think you can do that. If you already wake up early, good for you. Maybe this can inspire your routine a little or maybe you can help others who are in the challenge. - _ __"_
This morning was the first day. Waking up isn't hard for me. The act of hitting snooze and staying in bed for a bit longer is incredibly easy and attractive, though. But, I think this will be good.
With my extra 30 minutes - which really meant 25 minutes because, who knows what I actually did those first 5 minutes - I did the following:
- caught up with my Facebook notifications and Feedly new stories,
- looked to see if I had any new email, but didn't read any,
- got coffee ready in the french press,
- started making bacon,
- and started writing this same post on Ello.
It's now after the "30-minutes early" period, but I think I'm off to a good start. Finally awake and the bacon smells amazing.
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