A Guide to Getting Up Early for People Who Hate Mornings

I’ve lived most of my life with the notion that “I’m not a morning person”. Left to my own devices, I’d probably still be asleep right now. For the first twenty years of my life, if something wasn’t forcing me to get up early, I would be silently dreaming about the joy of ‘sleeping in’ until noon every day. The ironic part is that, on the rare occasions that I am able to sleep late now, I often feel like I’ve missed out on half the day when I wake up.

Sun Rising over Lake Tochigi-ken, JapanSo why wake up early? As I move through different stages of life, the demands of my time are constantly changing. In college, life often happened late, 10-3am, so my incentive was to be available and aware at that time. But my life is slowly evolving and mornings are becoming more and more attractive. It also helps that my wife loves mornings and my little lady is happiest when she wakes up. For me, because I always consider getting up early painful, I had to think through the reasons why time in the mornings would better than staying up late. Continue reading A Guide to Getting Up Early for People Who Hate Mornings