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Kiesha MeikleI remember when I attempted to wake up at 5am every morning in the name of productivity. It felt…unnatural.

Whether due to nurture or nature some people are just better at waking up early than others, I am not one of those people.

I mentioned in a previous post that I am a fan of motivational videos and more specifically positive thinking (I was that person who would send the whole office an inspirational quote via email and get zero replies). I am fully aware of the benefits of an early start when it comes to motivation: you get more done, you are able to plan more effectively and you have a general head start on the day.

With this in mind I have decided to include a 5.00am start to my daily routine.

A recent Youtube binge on the subject took me to the following interesting videos:

And this one:

Both talk about the benefits of getting up early. Unsurprisingly it doesn’t look easy, but both are clear on the fact that the secret is in your nighttime routine – including getting to bed early.

For the next two weeks I intend to get to bed by 9.00 and be up by 5.00am, recording the benefits and drawbacks for an upcoming post. I will let you all know how I get on –  if I have the energy to type!

Wish me luck.