The 5:00 AM challenge (6/30)

This month I’m challenging myself to get up at 5:00 AM every day.

I didn’t hit my goal today.

For the first few days of the month, it went really well. Yesterday was different, though: I got up at 5:00 AM was up for a couple of hours and then crashed and slept for about 3 hours. And when I woke up today, I felt just as tired as I did yesterday morning. So I just crawled back into bed and slept until 7:45 AM.

As I suggested yesterday, I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that it’s weather-related (big rain forecast for the next couple of days and I usually get migraines leading up to it). If that’s the case then I should be back to normal by tomorrow or Friday.

As I reflect on other possible contributing factors, it’s also possible that my evening routine played a part: Normally I try to do other things that are fun and relaxing in the evening. But Monday night and last night I was at my desk all evening trying to wrap up a few things that I was at risk of falling behind on. Therefore, I extended my working day and disrupted both an enjoyable/relaxing evening and my pre-bed routine (which is essential for a good night’s sleep).

My plan today to get back on track: Work hard all day during the day get back to an enjoyable free-time evening (it will help that I have a Toastmasters meeting this evening, so I definitely won’t be stuck at my computer), and restart my pre-bed routine.

Well, I’ve got some writing to do and I’m hoping to wrap up a major project for a client.

Stay productive!

Aaron Hoos

Aaron Hoos is a writer, strategist, and investor who builds and optimizes profitable sales funnels. He is the author of The Sales Funnel Bible and he's a real estate investor and a copywriter for real estate investors.