Early Risers Get Things Done

After a long break here's the next video show brought to you by yours truly. I'll try to make my next attempt at creating these videos more regularly, preferably weekly. I may succeed this time since I've been waking up every day at 5 am for the past 3 weeks. Here's how I do it:
I'd like to thank Leo Babauta and Steve Pavlina for their inspiration. Question: Are you waking up early? What time? Have you ever tried to become an early riser?

Posted on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 (passion,show)

SpiritedGypsi
Nov 26, 2010 17:23
I am so behind, and every morning I wake up around 4-5am. I need to leave at 7:30 but only need about 1/2 hour to get ready for work. I have work, and trying to get a business started at home.

I waste about 2-3 hours everymorning just wandering about, doing email, surfing, mindless stuff. I have been thinking for some time to set out the evening before what to do in those morning hours. Thank you for this push.

Michael Sliwinski
Nov 27, 2010 22:46
If I don't prepare a plan for next day, I also have a lousy morning. The key to waking up early and doing productive work right then is to have a plan. Many people forget that part. SpiritedGypsi, glad I could serve as a "push". Good luck!
Jim Haynes
Nov 26, 2009 00:17
Yes, it is quite a difference when you start your day early and actually have the energy to continue being productive through the day. I myself wake up around 4 or 4:30 and usually in bed by 11 or 12 the night. It is difficult to wake up at that time Monday through Friday however and sometimes you might just sleep in another 2 or 3 hours so that you do not exhaust yourself, at least a day or two. But it is great being at Starbucks say at 6 and just having 3 or 4 hours of time for yourself before heading off to your actual job.
Michael Sliwinski
Jan 13, 2010 09:55
Jim, sorry for my late reply. My New Year's resolution is to keep on recording these videos this year, so hopefully I'll be better at this. My 5 am habit hasn't changed. Love waking up in the morning and getting lots done before anyone wakes up in my home. Good luck with your waking up at 4 am (wow, that's really early)
Aidil Sharizaq
Oct 14, 2010 10:59
I'm a writer myself and currently working from home. Been thinking (and a couple of failed attempts) bout waking up early in the morning to start my day. Thanks to you Michael, I am now going to give another try. I hope I can wake up from now on. Thanks again!:)
Michael Sliwinski
Oct 19, 2010 15:46
Aidil, give it another go. I must admit that since I changed my flat this September I've fallen off the early-rising habit and I'm going to take it up again. It was a game-changer for me.
Julie
Aug 16, 2011 08:19
I'd love to do that but I simply cannot because I need a lot more sleep and I can't go to bed at 9pm. This is not for everyone.