Yes, you read the title correctly. For the last two weeks, I have been waking up every day at 4 AM.
I think most people sleep too much and I used to also. When you sleep too much, you have brain fog, grogginess, sleepy, and tired.
Why Do I Wake Up Early?
When I wake up early and start work about 4, It is much easier to get 12+ hours of work in and at the end of that work day it's still only 4 - 5 PM. If I need to put in a full day of work in (eight hours), I get done with work at noon - 1 O'clock P.M.
Doing this, you can have a considerable amount of work-life balance, or if you want to have a second job this makes it work easily, or if you need to you can get more hours of work in on a project you working on while getting a healthy amount of hours of sleep.
Tips For Waking Up Early
Waking up early in the morning is not going to work if you wake up tired, brain fog, with no energy.
Live Healthy, Be Motivated, and Plan
Living healthy is one of the most important things to me, and I contribute it to a lot of things of where I am today.
Eat extremely healthy with eating the right foods, no junk food, no candy, and no cheat meals.
Working out does not need to be boring go for a run or hike, maybe you like rock climbing. Find something you enjoy.
Be motivated - You won't be able to wake up early if you are not excited about what you are going to do and work on tomorrow. Have you been so excited and looking forward to a project, vacation, plan that you had a hard time sleeping the night before? I think that is how you want to feel with the work you do every day.
Love what you do or quit.
The day starts the night before. 15 to 30 minutes before going to bed write down what you want to do, work on, and accomplish the next day. Have your clothes already picked and set out for you, toiletries set out on the counter next to the bathroom sink, coffee grounds already in the coffee machine. Another tip is to make an 'express meal.' Hard-boiled eggs, deli meat, and maybe some berries.
The more things you can do the night before the quicker you can start working. When I wake up at 4 AM, I can get ready for the day, make an iced americano, and a small breakfast in about 15 - 20 minutes.
Don't take my word for it, try two weeks of waking up at 4 AM and see how you like it. You might be surprised at how much you enjoy it.