Getting Back on Track: Why you should wake up at 5am

For the past week, I have been unable to naturally wake up at 5:30am. When I first started trying to wake up early, I would wake up at 6:30, and it felt great. I would go to sleep at 11 and wake up at 6. I would get a lot of work done, and so I did not have to stress out during the day about the things I would have to do.

 

And then, all of a sudden, I would wake up earlier at 5:30. And I wanted to make a habit of not allowing myself to go back to sleep, and so, 5:30 became the new norm. It felt amazing. One of the few things that I wanted to do when coming to UC Berkeley, was to become incredibly disciplined, and waking up early help me feel as though I achieved that.

 

But then, as days passed, I started waking up at 6:30 once again. I’m pretty sure my body was just fatigued and needed more rest, which I was fine with, because I wanted my body to get the rest it needed, and wake up as early as possible. And since I was doing both, waking up at 6:30 did not bother me as much.

 

But today, I woke up at 5 am, and I feel amazing. I feel so good. I was inspired by Jocko Willink, because he always wake up at 4 and works out at 4:30. It just feels like I have my life together. Discipline equals freedom.

jocko-willink-and-leif-babin


to keep it short-

Anyways, the key to feeling great is setting expectations, and meeting them. Set your own expectations and meet them, and feel the way one should, amazing.

 

I expect great things from you guys~

-Sam

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