For the past week (possibly surprisingly for myself) I’ve woken up and out of bed every day at 5am.
The only glitch was Thursday morning. I didn’t get to bed until just before 1am the night before as I was organizing plane tickets back to Australia with my family.
It will be the first time my wife and step-daughter go to Australia (and hopefully, New Zealand) which means they’ll get to see my Mum and Dad in their natural habitat.
So, Thursday morning I arose at 5am as usual, wrote for an hour then went back to sleep for another hour and a half before work.
I am happy with my decision.
Generally, on other days, my eyes are still in the opening up process for the first couple of minutes after getting out of bed. After that, I’m up, awake, and ready to go.
On Thursday, however, I could feel my body needing sleep, even after an hour.
From my time training Wing Chun kung fu full-on, I understand it is vital to listen to what your body is telling you, rather than operate from an idealised perspective.
I think that’s why having an end-goal in mind can sometimes work against you.
Each day there is the urge to stay in bed, however, that impulse is getting less and less.