I hear you, it can be really, really hard to wake up early. The one thing I might recommend, as someone who has woken up at 4:30 for almost a decade, is that you need to ease into it.

Waking up at 5 am, when you are accustomed to waking up at 7 am is going to be terribly hard for you. Start waking up fifteen minutes earlier, after about a two to three weeks of that, add another fifteen minutes to the time. Ease into waking up at 5 am.

Also, I hate to say it (because I feel like I am preaching, which I am), but two weeks does not a habit make. Two weeks is not nearly enough time to reflect on if a change in habit is a good or bad thing. It takes three months for a thorough reflection as to if a changed behaviour is a good or bad thing, so give yourself a bit more time to try it out.

I totally hear the night owl argument and it makes a lot of sense, but there is something really special about early mornings.

It reduces stress from your life because you will be amazed at what you accomplish before 8 am. The stress and the to-do list has diminished before most other people have had their breakfast.

Try it out, for a season, and then see if it is still not for you. Just my thoughts, as a person addicted to the early morning hours.

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