Have you ever wondered how waking up at 4 am feels like? if not, it's about time you actually do.
Just a few months ago, I had no idea how it felt. I had this habit of always hitting the snooze button or pretending not to hear the loud and annoying alarm.
Then one day I decide to wake up and I was able to hit the gym, do a little bit of coding and go to work on time. That's when it dawned to me and I realized what I've been missing out on. I did that for a week (5 days) and the things I was able to achieve (learn new programming concepts) in a day were pretty amazing.
I'm not alone in this. You find yourself setting the alarm the previous night only to hit the snooze button and feel sorry for yourself the rest of the day. The interesting bit is that you don't go to bed till 4 am chilling with Netflix.
Take a stand and decide you ain't gonna be a whiner and awaken the beast inside you. Try to wake up early before the rest of the world and see the magic of how productive you could be.
Not everybody can be a morning person but if it fails on your side at least adjust your schedule to get on or off your bed by reducing the amount of time spent sleeping. If 4, 5 or 6 am is too much to handle, restructure the pattern to probably sleeping late and waking up later in the day. Regardless of the choice you make (no one cares what time you do it), it's very important you get enough sleep (at least 6.5 hours) to avoid constant burnouts. So get to know your body, have a plan and create that time accordingly.
If you want to be proficient in that language you love then create the time you need. If you want to build and deploy that app so badly with your busy schedule then time is what you need. Take responsibility for your life and think about what you can achieve in those 2 to 3 extra hours. In case you claim you don't have enough time during the day, what are you doing to create more time? think about it, no one was given more than 24 hours in a day including yourself. It's only a matter of sacrifice to get more time.
We all have equal opportunities, the difference is how we get to utilize and act on them.
You have a plan tomorrow, something to achieve, someone to love, something significant to look forward to? then get up early or create extra time in whichever way you see fit!!!.
Everybody has problems, so deal with it. Do you want to have a feel of that freedom? Stop complaining and have a little bit of discipline. The sad truth is that if you do what is easy, your life will most probably be hard, but if you do the hard stuff, you have a chance of having an easy life.
Your future simply depends on what you do TODAY!!, so make it count.
Ask yourself what I heard someone asking, "What are you missing out for sleeping in? Everything. What are you gaining for sleeping in? Nothing. What are you giving up by sleeping in? Everything. What are you accomplishing by sleeping in? Nothing."
Just for one day, challenge yourself by creating extra hours IF YOU CAN at any time you desire. I'm NOT saying you sleep for 2 hours, that's a death sentence. Do that for a week (5 days) even if it's just an hour, and you're going to have something special.
Patterns of repetition govern each day, week, year, and lifetime. 'Personal habits' is one term we use to describe the most common of these repeated patterns. But I say these habits are sacred because they give deliberate structure to our lives. Structure gives us a sense of security. And that sense of security is the ground of meaning (Robert Fulghum).
Again, regardless of the pattern you choose, keep in mind that sleep is important. Have just the right amount of sleep since the best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep
And just as a reminder, someone great said, "Excuses sound best to the person that's making 'em up!"