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Jason C. McDonald • Edited

So if you believe that things are not happening don't think you need to wake up early but think about how to optimize your time.

Actually, it's both. Having a slower, more controlled start to the day lowers stress, which helps you make the most of the rest of your day.

I'm up at 5 a.m. every day, and I find it provides me three benefits:

  • Lower stress (as I mentioned). I can have my devotional time, enjoy a cup of coffee, watch the sunrise, read a few comics. As an introvert, having that "me time" is invaluable.

  • After the above, I usually wind up knocking out some task I needed to take care of, like reading up on a new technology, or taking care of my DEV tag moderation duties. That's one less thing to try and fit into my day.

  • Because I got up earlier, I'm sleepy earlier, so I get to bed more regularly. Being a "morning person" helps me keep a natural schedule rhythm with time for work, projects, family, chores, and hobbies.

Getting up earlier isn't a replacement for scheduling by any means, but it is a healthy life habit that certainly helps maximize what time you have.

Don't throw out one or the other.

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Daniel Maurer Author

Thank you very much for your comment, it was certainly very constructive for my opinion.

Having a slower, more controlled start to the day lowers stress, which helps you make the most of the rest of your day.

I agree with that but I don't believe that the big value is in the time we raise but in the attitude we have and what we do to create a great day.

But I agree that people who wake up before most do have more facility to organize the initial moment of their day and start in the best possible way.

I don't throw away early waking, but I also don't believe that this is the secret of productive days.

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Jason C. McDonald • Edited

I don't throw away early waking, but I also don't believe that this is the secret of productive days.

Maybe not the secret for everyone, but it's certainly a necessary component of productive days for people like me. :) Positive attitude is another component, but it doesn't replace it. They work together.

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Daniel Maurer Author

I fully agree that it makes a big difference to the people who have this practice.
Yes, positive attitude is also very important and transformative, we can see this in the movie The Lion King.
I believe that if we unite positive attitude, good practices and a lot of effort we can achieve many goals.