HOW TO WAKE UP AT 5 AM: MY 30 DAYS CHALLENGE DAY 3

Day 3

Woke up at 5:00 Am, and didn’t waste time in bed like yesterday. As soon as I woke up, I got up and did a 10 min meditation while sitting in my bed.

Was really easy to wake up at 5 AM today actually, compared to yesterday.

One exercise that I do that I learned by reading CBT books is to take a sheet of papers and draw a line in the middle of the sheet. On the left side, you come up with reasons why doing this behavior ( in my case, waking up at 5 AM) is great and on the other sides, you write the negative consequences on the behavior.  This is an exercise that is really simple but works and I do it everyday in my morning routine (that I call the Freedom Routine).

Advantages of Waking up early:

-Makes me more productive

-Build discipline

-No regrets

-Puts me in a good mood

Disadvantages of waking up early

-Requires some efforts

-Must go to bed earlier

When you compare the advantages versus the disadvantages, it is really easy to see that the benefits outweighs the disadvantages and it gives your brain clarity. By having clarity, it will be easier for you to change the habit.

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HOW TO WAKE UP AT 5 AM: MY 30 DAYS CHALLENGE DAY 2

Day 2

For some reason my alarm with the song didn’t rang (probably woke up, removed the alarm and went back to sleep), so what woke me up is the Step Out Of Bed Alarm.

I woke up at 5:00 Am, but I stayed in bed semi-awake for line one hour in bed this morning.

This is not good. This is not good enough. I remember telling myself : It’s ok I’m awake, I can just stay here a little bit…

Again, my brain looking for excuses. I need to fully stand up and be awake next time, or it doesn’t count. There is no point of waking up at 5:00 AM if i’m not productive from 5:00 Am.

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EGO IS THE ENEMY – RYAN HOLIDAY

 

The book has 3 parts: Aspire, Success and Failure.

The author uses historical figures to examine and explain the destructive properties of ego. With these stories, you will gain clarity on how dangerous your ego can be and how the suppression of it can lead you to a better life.

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MINDSET – THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS BOOK REVIEW/SUMMARY

Mindset – the new psychology of success by Carol S Dweck is a book about how your beliefs affect your life. The main premise of the book is that some people have what’s called a fixed mindset and some people have what’s called a growth mindset.

This belief limits our potential or enables our success. It often marks the difference between excellence and mediocrity.

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HOW TO WAKE UP AT 5 AM: MY 30 DAYS CHALLENGE DAY 1

Woke up at 5 am using my alarm with the song (I use the same song as when I did the firewalk at Unleash The Power Within Seminar). My brain was already making excuses like : “meh, just sleep another 5 minutes, why are you doing this? Why would you wake up at 5 even during the weekends? You didn’t sleep enough last night just sleep more….”

Once you are aware that your brain is going to work against you especially in the beginning, it is easier to restructure these thoughts in a way that is more helpful. “Oh look, my brain coming up with excuses again…let’s not listen to it and wake up”.

The rewards also helped…as I woke up, I immediately shifted my focus to the decaf coffee I was about to make and the bacon (Yeah, I know it sounds strange but it works).

Overall it was quite easy to wake up at 5 AM this morning. I fell asleep at like 11:30 pm though, so tonight I have to make sure to go to bed early. My girlfriend is coming over later today and I already told her that she will have to leave early because of my 5 AM challenge. She knows I have to go to bed early now! I’m going to not take any naps during the day so this way I get tired early tonight and I fall asleep earlier than yesterday.

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HOW TO WAKE UP AT 5 AM: MY 30 DAYS CHALLENGE

I’m going to Wake up at 5 AM for the next 30 days. Why? Because I feel more productive in the morning. It is a well known fact that a lot of the most successful people in the world wake up early. They do it because they know they can produce more when they wake up early. There is something about waking up early that is hard to explain…You accomplish so much more during the day it is quite crazy.

I’ve actually never met ONE SINGLE PERSON that wakes up late that is successful in life. Quite the opposite, all of the people that I know that wake up late are all unorganized, have no purpose in life…they are basically not successful.

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DEEP WORK – CAL NEWPORT BOOK REVIEW

The Deep Work Hypothesis: The ability to perform deep work is becoming increasingly rare at exactly the same time it is becoming increasingly valuable in our economy. As a consequence, the few who cultivate this skill, and then make it the core of their working life, will thrive.

We live in a society in which we lack focus. Most people are distracted by their phone, Facebook, Youtube, etc. The main premise of this book is that the only way to achieve greatness is to do deep work. Deep work basically means to focus on something deeply for a sustained period of time, without any distractions. (more…)

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