Productivity

Wake Up Early

No matter how early I am scheduled to arrive at work I make sure to set my alarm clock a few hours early. This can be a challenge sometimes. I have never been a morning person and frequently stay up until the wee hours of the morning but the results are worth the extra effort.

I wake up, stumble through the house for some coffee, then plop into my computer chair. Once I wake up I write something, anything that I believe has the potential to become a blog post or a book section.

This allows me to walk to work with the knowledge that I have already made a little bit of progress towards my long-term goals. My steps are lighter and my day easier. No matter what happens at work I know that I’ve managed to accomplish something worthwhile.

Even better, I don’t have to worry about the day getting away from me. Even if I am exhausted at the end of my work shift I can rest easy with the knowledge that I haven’t let the day slip by without working at least a little bit towards my passion of writing and helping others.

It is so easy to fall into the trap of living day to day. You get up, go to work, and are so tired by the time you arrive home that you simply don’t have the energy left to work towards your goals.

This is my solution.

Have you ever thought about waking up a bit early to work towards your personal goals? Please share your stories in the comments below.

3 Comments

  • Carla

    I love to accomplish something that feeds my own dream machine….first…before I go off to do the stuff that must be done.
    The other day I entered a whimsical poetry contest. It was not the most brilliant poem I’ve ever written, but hey…. it reignited my mojo.. Have you ever produced some work that was less than genius,
    and still felt blessed?

    In peaceful productivity,
    Carla

  • Karen Richardson

    Annie, I look forward to reading your new posts. This one is great. Thank you for keeping me going.

  • Cam Coogan

    I love the early morning hours and cherish it as a time to be alone, enjoy the silence, watch the sun rise… alas, it is also the time my doomsdayer mother likes to get up and read those frickin’ NY Times articles- out loud to me- unsolicited, of course. I long for the day when I will be alone. I am glad you have the time and it is great that you take that time to do what you love to do- write. I really enjoy your writing and look forward to more.