I Got Up Early

Today I got up early. I’m seriously shocked that I did. 5:25 am and I’m not writing at 5:40 am. I have to admit that I would have been still sleeping if my 40-year-old bladder didn’t wake me, but still, the fact that I stayed up and decided to come down and write — I’m proud of myself.

So many people tout getting up early with being successful. They say the richest and most successful get up early. This might be true for some, but I don’t think that’s why they are rich and successful.

Routines Change

A person who I admire, Amy Landino, wrote a whole book on morning routines called Good Morning, Good Life. It’s a good book that highlights what works for her in the morning. There are some great tips, for those who are early risers to start off productively.

Recently, Amy, who has a very popular YouTube channel and podcast, revealed that she’s stopped her morning routine and is letting herself sleep in.

At first, I found this curious. She’s been pushing the “wake up early and be successful mantra” for so long, why the change?

To be honest it doesn’t matter. Routines change — people change.

If we’ve learned anything from this past year (2020), nothing is written in stone. We have to roll with what’s given to us and figure out how to adapt.

You need to figure out what works best for you, your body, your work, your family (not necessarily in that order).

I still recommend picking up Amy’s book. It’s a good read and has some great actionable tips, but remember — you do you.

Ultimately, this post was a writing exercise, because guess what? I got up early!


Waking Up Early For Me

So I’m trying to wake up early to get a jump on the day. Today I managed to get up at 5am and get my morning started. ?

I’m a big fan of Amy Landino. She’s a YouTuber, author, and author of two books. The latest being Good Morning Good Life. Where she talks about how a proper morning routine helps get the day off to a great start.

I plan on writing a full review when I’m done the book, but so far it’s fantastic and full of great tips on making the most out of your mornings.

So, I’m up. I’m blogging, which I’m trying to do daily as a practice and brain exercise. So far I’ve been regular with the blogging. Not necessarily every day (though there was 20 day streak ?, cue the ninja kitty powers ?‍?).

I did my lemon water (which was quite a shock to my system, in a good way).

Two iced coffees down the hatch and a bowl of instant oatmeal and I’m ready to start the day.

Here’s to making today ROCK!

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