My girlfriend recently borrowed Robin Sharma's The 5 AM Club from her brother. We haven't spoken much about it yet, as she hasn't finished reading it. But she has asked me to read an excerpt that resonated with her, so it's safe to say she's enjoying it so far.
I'm familiar with the benefits of early mornings. Sometimes I'll get up at 6:15 AM to take my time making breakfast or hit the gym. When you kickstart your day with something productive it sets the tone for the rest of the day. But I've had trouble making a habit of this.
Coincidently, a colleague suggested today that we wake up each morning at 5 AM for the next week. I surprised myself by agreeing to this arrangement without hesitation. James Clear mentioned in a recent podcast episode with Dan Harris that social pressure constitutes a large portion of what motivates us. Maybe next week it won't be as difficult to wake up with this social expectation from my coworker. Also, I'm sure that my girlfriend, who already wakes up earlier more often than me, would be willing to participate in this experiment.
Do any of you make it a habit of waking up early consistently? If so, what benefits have you felt by doing so? What keeps you consistent?