| Hi Taylor:
I was listening to your podcast and heard you talking about getting
up at 4:30 am, which made me cringe. How do you do it? How do you
get into that kind of routine and… is it worth it? Four-thirty in
the morning??? - Karen
Hi Karen: Ha! If you told my younger self that one day I'd enjoy
getting up before the sun to work out, I'm sure I would have laughed
in your face and walked away. Yet here I am, up before 5 AM every
day and feeling good about it.
For me, it's more about what I accomplish than the hour I wake up.
If you think too much about the time then you're missing the point.
Let's try looking at this through a positive lens and see if you feel
differently by the end.
more hours. I get up early to work a little, but more so I
do it so I can spend time with my kids before school. You're probably
thinking, "Taylor, aren't you exhausted?" Yeah, I'm tired when
I first wake up, but you know what? So are all the people sleeping
until eight or nine in the morning. After the fog clears, and
get some coffee in me, I'm feeling great. When I arrive at the
office, I've already accomplished a lot.
2. Take back the morning. You know what isn't a great setup
for the day? Waking up just in time to take a rushed shower, slam
a cup of coffee, skip breakfast and head to work already feeling
like the day is getting away from you. I want to get up before
sunrise so that I can have personal time before work consumes
my brain. I love what I do, but every job can be exhausting and
I'd hate to feel like I was only getting out of bed to go to the
3. What's a morning good for? There's an endless list of things
you can get done in the morning. Beyond working out and playing
with your kids, you can read, meditate, write, get an early start
on preparing dinner, etc. Think about it this way: have you ever
said to yourself, "I'd love to do XYZ but when will I find the
time?" If you aren't getting up early, there's your answer.
| 4:30 AM might
sound like a horrifying time of day, but don't knock it until you've
tried it. You might just discover a new, more productive way to live
your life. Let me know how it goes!
© Taylor Kovar
December 22, 2021
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