Getting up at 5 am isn’t a case of like or dislike.
I’ve had to, in the past, get up at 5 am or earlier, for a handful of reasons. Though I notice a trend in getting up at that time or earlier – to be awake and productive at that hour, you need to be properly motivated.
How well I succeed in jumping out of bed depends on what my day looked like, i.e: how enthused I was about everything on my plate.
If that day was filled with tasks I dreaded, I would slowly crawl out of bed, as if already exhausted by a day’s worth of burden that had yet to begin. If that day was filled with tasks I loved, or tasks that would lead to something I love at the end, then no doubt, I’d be ready in less than five minutes and sing while making coffee.
Yes, there’s a stark difference already. And that difference will carry you out through your day. So, please do yourself a favour and take a deep breathe at the start of your day – no matter what you ‘think’ how the day will turn out, chances are the bad things won’t happen and there are many good things in store for you.
Additionally, this is the thing I remind myself:
Challenges are doors of opportunities.
It’s all about mindset.
Again, we attach emotional tags to certain actions – so whatever it is you’re doing. Opt to see things on the positive side. You’ll be happier and much more productive overall.