Early Riser Interview
with Tammy Strobel from RowdyKittens.com

Today I want to share another great early riser interview with all of you! I have been talking to the awesome writer (and only one I know with such a magnificent tiny house) Tammy Strobel, author of RowdyKittens.com.

Early Riser Tammy Strobel RowdyKittens.com

"For me, it's the perfect time of day to get centered and to think about my work projects. Plus, I'm a photographer and I love taking photos of the sunrise."

Tammy, can you start by telling me about your normal morning routine?

Every morning I get up, around 5 or 6 a.m., make coffee, talk with my husband, and play with my kittens. Then I'll free write in my journal, check my email and then do more writing. I try to get most of my writing done in the early morning; between 6.30 and 11 a.m. 

My typical day isn't very sexy, but it’s consistent. I've created specific rituals in my daily schedule because it’s the only way I can get my work done. I need time and space to write, edit, and think. If my mornings are packed with coffee dates and meetings, that doesn't happen. 

So how come you are an early riser?

I'm more productive and clear-headed in the early morning. I like to write during this time because it's quiet and peaceful. 

Tell me, what do you see as the main benefits of being an early riser?

For me, it's the perfect time of day to get centered and to think about my work projects. Plus, I'm a photographer and I love taking photos of the sunrise

In the interest of balance, do you see any negative sides from rising early?

I think everyone has a different body clock. For example, I have a few friends who do their best work late a night. Rising early works for me, but there is nothing wrong with staying up late either. Everyone has their own rhythm and it's important to find what works for you. 

How did you develop this habit of waking up early?

I've always gotten up early, even as a teenager. And during college I had early shifts at work, so rising early is something that's stuck with me throughout my adult life. 

How do you manage to keep your energy level high throughout the entire day?

I eat whole foots, like grains, fruits and vegetables. Also, exercise and naps are other key ingredients that keep my energy levels high.  

Finally, what impact would you say early rising has had on your life in general?

Waking up early is part of who I am and embracing that has helped me become happier. Plus, it's easier to be happy when I engage in activities that make me smile. :)  

About Tammy Strobel

Website: RowdyKittens.com

Tammy Strobel is a writer and photographer. She is the author of “You Can Buy Happiness (and It’s Cheap): How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life and How You Can Too” and self-published “Smalltopia.” She lives (in a tiny house) in Northern, California. She writes regularly at rowdykittens.com.

This is how Tammy herself describes her website:

"I post a few articles a week on topics that cover tiny homes, simple living, entrepreneurship, and more. I write from my experience and offer options to ponder."

I just want to say thank you Tammy for sharing your thoughts in this early riser interview! You have provided us with some great insights into your life and how rising early is a powerful part of being able to share the knowledge that you do.

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