Ha…I bet when you saw the title you were thinking I was drinking tequila didn’tcha? LOL… I got your attention didn’t I! So, silly, I’m talking about that other worm…
When I was in the throes of my frantic self-development phase a few years ago, one of the biggest things I tried to “fix” about myself was getting up early. You know, “early bird gets the worm” (aha! Now the title makes sense!) and all jazz.
Those of us who are night owls, whose natural biorthyms lean towards darkness and later hours are somehow made to feel guilty about not arising at the crack of dawn. Pick up any self development book and invariably the virtues of getting up early are touted as being a critical component to one’s success.
As I continue my journey/evolution into my best self, I have realized that I’m really not more successful whether I get up at 4 am or 7 am (indeed my good nature is more likely to be sorely tested at 4 am…you have been warned 😉 ).
I don’t mean to be particularly cranky early in the morning…it’s just that it takes me some time to adjust from being horizontal to being vertical. While I’m quite glad and grateful to wake up each morning, I don’t feel at my most productive…and is getting up an hour earlier really going to make me a better person?
How about if I (warning…radical idea here) make better use of the time during the hours I’m awake?
How about if I make the commitment to take 60 minutes at some point during my day to do whatever it was I’m supposed to do by getting up an hour earlier?
For some people, that hour may set the tone of the day and if that works for you, then that’s would you should do;
BUT make sure that you are doing it for deeper reasons than it’s what you’re “supposed” to do to be successful…that kinda sucks.
I would rather stay up an hour later thank you very much.
If you struggle with figuring out how to be more productive or you question whether or not you’re doing the things that are most beneficial for you, then maybe a Sweet Success Strategy Session is just what you’re looking for.