Over the past couple months I have been taking on more and more responsibilities at the office. Trying to be maximize efficiencies, boost production, more dinero. You know the drill. I have stretched myself into new areas, such as social media. What the heck am I doing??? As a result, I have found myself with not enough hours in the day to achieve my work/life balance. The only solution I could figure out was to extend my days, make them longer. I read up on successful people and their sleep patterns. At 51 years old, do I need to sleep more than six hours per night?
Kobe Bryant at the ESPYS:
“We’re not on this stage just because of talent or ability.” “We’re up here because of 4 a.m.
We’re up here because of two-a-days or five-a-days.
We’re up here because we had a dream and let nothing stand in our way. If anything tried to bring us down, we used it to make us stronger.”
Well, I’m a HUGE Laker fan and if it’s good for Kobe, it’s good for me!
So, I fired it up. Beginning last Monday, I set my alarm clock at 4AM and got rolling. Respond to work emails, set up my work day, get a run in, walk the dog and get the kiddos ready for school. All before 7AM! First couple days found me dragging a bit, but I steadily picked up steam as the week went on. I am waking up a few minutes before my AC/DC Back in Black alarm signal and feel a ton of energy all day. Super productive, great workouts and there for my family.
Cannot wait for week 2 and more improvements!
Movie Review: Fences. I can see why Denzel garners Oscar nomination here. Powerful performance, one of his best.
Weather Prediction: Lots of rain in SoCal. Stay Dry!
Here are a couple references on early morning wake up productivity:
Have a great and safe weekend.