September 13 - 2010
I never regret when I get up at 4:30 AM. In my house, it guarantees
me two solid hours in...
I never regret when I get up at 4:30 AM. In my house, it guarantees me two solid hours in total silence.
Benjamin Franklin said 10 or 20 years ago (plus or minus 250), "Early to bed, early to rise makes a man (women too) healthy, wealthy and wise." I'm down with that plan.
I know there are those who get that quiet time at night (I just don't get it) but regardless of when... get you some. If you are up to anything worthwhile -and this might be a test, you need that alone, quiet, writing, reflecting and/or creative time.
I'd fallen off the wagon recently as I started staying up later so I could do more over the course of a couple days. Well that turning into several days makes morning wake up later and later. Suddenly I'm working, not at my best (4:30-6:30 AM), but just 'doing more busy stuff' between 9 and 11. Not productive. Compromised. Fatigue... ug.
Sometimes it's hard to remember what you are investing in before you get the payoff. For me, getting to bed with a book at 9:30 preferably, and 10 for sure, guarantees a happy boy in the morning.
Oye! I'll let you know how I did this week on Thursday!
17 days until my book is due to the editor! I'd better get in bed... oh wait. It's 6:45 AM!