Today I want to share another great early riser interview with all of you! I have been talking to the adventurous risk taker Tyler Tervooren, author of AdvancedRiskology.com.
"Find a pattern for yourself that you can stick to that allows you private time."
I actually have a pretty rigid morning routine that works well for me. As soon as I wake up, I get dressed and go work out. I have a 45 min. routine I do six days a week. From there, I take 10 minutes to cool down and scan my email to see if there's anything urgent. Then it's in the shower, a sit down breakfast with no computer, etc., then straight to work, which is at my desk a few feet from the kitchen table...
Well, I'm not really. Except when I am. I don't really keep an alarm clock anymore. I wake up when my body feels like waking up, and I arrange my day from there. During the winter, this often means sleeping in quite a lot, but during the summer I'm sometimes up by 5 every day for weeks on end.
I don't see a benefit to one over the other. It doesn't matter if you're an early riser or a night owl as long as you're not trying to force your body into a pattern it doesn't like. The important thing to do is to harness your energy when you have it. Some people have it in the morning, others have it late at night.
If you're naturally more energetic at night, then trying to force yourself to wake up really early probably isn't great. I mean, you can force your body to do almost anything—it's a pretty incredible machine—but it adds unnecessary stress to it. If you have a choice in the matter, I wouldn't try to force myself to be an early riser if my body didn't naturally agree with it.
I also don't try to hard to fight this, either. I just accept who I am and how my body likes to work. Life is much better this way.
I have a lot of energy in the morning, so I use it up. In the afternoon, it wains a bit, so I don't try to do any important work then. It usually picks up again in the evening, and I try to bust out some work before bed.
One thing I can say is that it's probably best to at least find a pattern for yourself that you can stick to that allows you private time. As long as you have time in your day that you can get your most important work done without being distracted by other people, you're probably going to be okay.
Tyler Tervooren is a writer, adventurer, and risk taker on a quest to join the top 1% of the world. He loves helping people do scary things that improve their lives and he continuously write great posts on his site.
I just want to say thank you Tyler for sharing your thoughts in this early riser interview! You have provided us with some good thoughts into your living as at least a partial early riser.
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This is so far my personal favorite on the topic (since I haven't written one myself yet...) and many of the thoughts on this site originate from this book.
It's written by well-known personal development blogger Steven Aitchison so you'll be sure to get pure quality.
Thanks for reading! By Matthew M. McEwan
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