I’m a proud early riser.
I have been for a long time.
I used to get up early in high school to go work out at the gym with the wrestling team.
This was a thing that was consistently in my schedule.
And now here in my author and business life, I’m back on the early rising horse.
Why do I get up that early?
Well, I have a young daughter who gets up around 6:45 AM, so I know I do have to get up earlier than her.
I have to get up earlier than my wife who gets up around 6:20.
If I’m going to get anything productive done, I know I have to get up earlier than my family.
So I actually start my morning off with about a 25 minute workout, usually high intensity interval training to get the blood moving.
I know it keeps me healthy and gets the positive endorphin vibes happening.
Then I sit down with my journal and I have my routine where I write down what I have to do that day.
I brainstorm something.
So then when I’m doing chores, like unloading the dishwasher from the previous night, it can percolate around in my head.
And then I get breakfast going for everybody.
So I get both myself and my family headed in the right direction.
And the best way I’ve been able to do that consistently is by getting up at the crack of dawn.
Now you could use that same time for writing, for planning, for marketing, for whatever.
But the only way to create more time in the morning is to get up earlier.