Wake Up At 5 Every Day? F@*k That — Today I Got Up At 10

I make no apologies

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I’m a great believer in modeling successful people, but one thing I can’t model is getting up at 5 am every day. I’ve tried a few times, but it’s really not for me.

Today I got up at 10. Some days I get up at 11. On the odd occasion, I get up at 8. It’s very rare that I’m up before that though.

The early risers always wonder how I get anything done if I get up so late.

I wonder how they get anything done if they go to bed so early.

They claim that by 8 they’ve run 10 km, written a few articles, had breakfast, had a shower, and are ready for their regular day.

What they don’t realize is that I already did it before 5. I did it all a day earlier. I work best in the afternoons and evenings. I can get a ton of work done between 10 and midnight. All the day’s chores are done, so I’m free to write without any distractions. Apart from the cat. She likes to distract me.

So, what’s this getting up at 5 all about? Is it really to get things done or is it just trying to show off? For some people, I think it’s the latter.

Go for a 10 km run, have breakfast, have a shower, do your work. That’s all great. But why do it at 5? There’s nothing special about 5 in the morning.

Well, actually there is. It’s a nice time for sleep. In fact it’s the perfect time for sleep.

You can get up at 5 tomorrow morning if you want. I’ll be staying in my comfy bed. My work is already done.

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