Waking up at 4 AM
For two weeks I have started my day out at 4 AM. Today was an exception a horrible dream had me up at 3 AM. Why 4 AM? Nobody else including my neighbors are awake! Everyone is silent, including the dog, which leads to zero distractions. Distractions become excuses. Excuses will sound like a legitimate reason if you repeat them long enough. Eventually they will make sense.
If you want productivity you must have time to yourself. Take the first two hours of that time to brew your favorite coffee or tea, eat breakfast, work out, take a shower, and listen to at least one motivational video. Hint: You can listen to a motivational podcast while you work out.
Once you are done with that if you have any indoor house work that needs done do that as well! Hint: Throw on the world news while you do this. Spend one hour getting basic chores done. Nobody is awake therefore you do not have to clean behind others.
The last hour put towards reading. Get comfy with another cup of tea and read a book that will teach you something new.
Once you are done with all of that your real work day can begin. You took care of some house work, you got your work out in, you look great and your belly is full for work. Now you can work more effectively because your mind is not running in circles thinking about what you did not get done or how you neglected yourself that day over your job.
Try waking up 4 hours before your work day begins and let me know what you think! If you have tried it I would like to hear about your results! What is your morning routine like?