For 2020 a lot of things have changed. Not only have we moved offices, I personally also had to restructure my entire life. I am living out of my bag since around 10 years or so and definitely got a problem now to truly commit to one single place where I want to live and work. I’m so used to living out of a bag that it really is a battle to truly figure it out. One of the things that I figured quite early this year was that my life misses routines. If you are working nuts 24/7 all year long and going to bed / waking up at different times (with most likely short sleeping hours) every single day – it can be quite tiring. I realized it this year when I barely had any motivation to get out of bed, and still sometimes have. It’s annoying. It’s something I am really not used to.
So I figured it’s about time to really go back to where I know I am the happiest and most alive. This means, I am going to bed every single day at 10pm, waking up at 05am. This little mini routine already is a huge change for my entire feeling and wellbeing. To give myself more time and room to think within the first two hours in the morning are blocked to work on myself.
To roughly break it down:
- 05.00-05.10 Wakeup
- 05.10-05.30 Breakfast
- 05.30-05.40 Meditation
- 05.40-06.10 Reading / Thinking time
- 06.10-06.15 Change to workout clothes
- 06.15-06.45 Run / Workout
- 06.45-07.00 Shower & Prep for day
- 07.00 Mails
This most likely sounds literally retarded and slightly over it – but, it truly helps me to not procrastinate anything anymore. When I start working that early with already having done all my essentials to really feel good, I’m ready to kick some ass and really try my best to deliver the best I can.
Usually during the day there isn’t much structure, but dropping Instagram and Facebook out of my life changed a lot. I am way more structured and clear in my mind to really figure things out. Waking up this early means everything I do tends to be a bit earlier again. Dinner is now back to 5pm which used to be my time since forever. During the last year it moved to 8/9pm which usually makes me feel bad as I go to bed with a full belly and results in shitty sleep.
Now I stop working / watching movies at 21.00, prep to sleep at 21.30 and definitely close my eyes at 22.00. That gives me a total 7 hours of good sleep to wake up with full on motivation again.
If you are ever feeling a bit off the track. Give it a try to wake up more early – it truly is worth it.
Let’s kick some ass this year. Truly pumped!