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My Experience with Waking up at 5 a.m.
#1
A few years back, I bought into the idea of waking up around 5 a.m. I did it for a few months non-stop. 

A huge part of the book Potential: How Big Can You Get Naturally, as well as the posts from that time frame, were written during the early hours of the day. 

What were the benefits?

1. Incredible focus

I would wake up and there will be zero noise. No TVs. No people talking.

Technically, you can benefit from identical silence if you stay late at night, but it's not the same since your brain is fresher in the morning than it is in the evening.

2. Productivity

Very often I would do more work between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. than some people do in an entire day. 

3. Preparedness 

Getting up early allowed me to be ahead of events. I was never catching up since I was the first one up.

What were the downsides?

Hard to fall asleep

If you live with other people who follow a normal schedule, it's really difficult to fall asleep since you have to go to bed around 9 or 10 pm. Many humanoids are the most active during those hours.

Very often I would lie in bed until midnight listening to people having sex, watching TV or playing video games next to my head.

Fatigue

The second part of the day was tiresome. Around 5 pm, I would feel exhausted and dream of a pillow.  

Conclusion

There are benefits, but the effect is over-hyped. I've been just as productive following a normal schedule. 

In the end, it doesn't matter when you work if you complete all tasks.

Tip: If you can take a nap in the afternoon, this may be the most productive way to operate.
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#2
I never bought into the "wake up early = success" philosophy. I just wake up at 07:30 in the morning and go to bed at around 22:00.

What time you wake up has very little to do with how much monetary wealth you can accumulate. 

Studying deep into the night for a piece of paper called a degree is also a waste of time in my opinion. 

Less is more. Lots of maths geniuses who get the best marks in the class for maths have it come naturally to them and regardless of how little homework they do they still get the highest marks.

While one student who struggles with maths with wake up early to do more practice sums, he will still get average marks because he isn't genetically gifted at maths. 

In hollywood films if you work hard enough you can achieve anything...yeah right.

They love to show the average humanoid waking up early, working out, just generally turning his life around. So now its been indoctrinated into everyones brains that waking up is part of success. A key component.

I bet the elite wake up whenever they feel like it.

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#3
The actual benefit of waking up early is the focus that you have in the morning. You don't have more time in comparison to a regular schedule because you burn out earlier in the evening. 7 pm could easily feel like 10 pm if you get up at 5 am and have a "busy" day.

It's one of those peripheral habits that millionaires allegedly have, although how can one know when some celebrity wakes up? Their book? That's PR.

But I can see why some people like it.
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#4
(11-24-2019, 08:28 PM)TruthSeeker Wrote: The actual benefit of waking up early is the focus that you have in the morning. You don't have more time in comparison to a regular schedule because you burn out earlier in the evening. 7 pm could easily feel like 10 pm if you get up at 5 am and have a "busy" day.

It's one of those peripheral habits that millionaires allegedly have, although how can one know when some celebrity wakes up? Their book? That's PR.

But I can see why some people like it.

They wake up early from stress. Because being as filthy rich as they are money rules their thoughts and occupies their minds. They constantly want more as being in excess isn't enough.

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#5
The best schedule is what 'mother' nature orders...

What nature orders? To wake-up when sun rises.

Go to bed 7-8 hours before sun rises, and you are OK.
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#6
Just like truthseeker said - when you get up early you are more sleepy in pm hours and vice versa
I get up around 7 am and I already feel sleepy after lunch around 3-4pm not to mention evening hours
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#7
(12-01-2019, 08:41 PM)Navigator Wrote: Just like truthseeker said - when you get up early you are more sleepy in pm hours and vice versa
I get up around 7 am and I already feel sleepy after lunch around 3-4pm not to mention evening hours
I know a man. Born 1945.

He is training ~65 years without stop.

He is nowadays in much more better fitness and muscularity than the majority of people aged 30-70 years.

He has a family with 6 kids.

He wakes up every morning at 7 and at 8 he starts the routine workout.

He eats only 1 main meal every day.

He is training mainly bodyweight exercises. 

He goes to bed every night at 11.30-12, WITHOUT having any nap before (he is active during all day since he is working as a personal trainer and additionally has a big family).

Truthseeker, Navigator etc: END of discussion.
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(12-04-2019, 08:09 AM)Screamager Wrote: I know a man. Born 1945.

He is training ~65 years without stop.

He is nowadays in much more better fitness and muscularity than the majority of people aged 30-70 years.

He has a family with 6 kids.

He wakes up every morning at 7 and at 8 he starts the routine workout.

He eats only 1 main meal every day.

He is training mainly bodyweight exercises. 

He goes to bed every night at 11.30-12, WITHOUT having any nap before (he is active during all day since he is working as a personal trainer and additionally has a big family).

Truthseeker, Navigator etc: END of discussion.

whats your point exactly?
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#9
(12-04-2019, 08:09 AM)Screamager Wrote: I know a man. Born 1945.

He is training ~65 years without stop.

He is nowadays in much more better fitness and muscularity than the majority of people aged 30-70 years.

He has a family with 6 kids.

He wakes up every morning at 7 and at 8 he starts the routine workout.

He eats only 1 main meal every day.

He is training mainly bodyweight exercises. 

He goes to bed every night at 11.30-12, WITHOUT having any nap before (he is active during all day since he is working as a personal trainer and additionally has a big family).

Truthseeker, Navigator etc: END of discussion.

Unless your post is sarcastic...we all know that pretty much anybody on internet bench 150kg for a few reps all natty Tongue
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#10
(12-09-2019, 09:06 AM)khrazz Wrote: whats your point exactly?

...that even an old busy (family, kids...) man can wake up early and be energetic during all day.

(12-09-2019, 12:30 PM)Navigator Wrote: Unless your post is sarcastic...we all know that pretty much anybody on internet bench 150kg for a few reps all natty Tongue

It is not sarcastic. Its all true. By the way, he benched 150kg (bodyweight about 60kg) for 1 rep, at the age of 59-60.
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