I woke up at 5:30 am to write this blog post.
Typically I wake up around 6 am, fumble out of bed and then head out the door by 6:40 am to go to the gym. I like to have some time in the morning to listen to my podcasts or audio books while walking on the treadmill and chilling in the sauna.
I have to be at my day job by 8:30 am, so that doesn't leave much time to write in the morning. That tends to mean that my writing gets left to be done after work, once I get home.
The thing is, as soon as I get home, I just want to eat and relax. I know that I do my best work in the morning.
I decided that instead of having to choose between the gym and writing in the morning, I could just get up a little earlier and do both. That means I'll have to go to bed earlier, at 9:30 pm, as I need that 8 hours of sleep. On the days I don't have something going on in the evening, I'm definitely going to opt for this option.
I like the feeling of being the only one awake in the house, being productive. It's nice to get done your tasks in the morning before the day has even begun. It gives me a sense of accomplishment and encourages me to do even more throughout the day.
If you're truly driven to achieve your goals, never let not having enough time be an excuse. Even though it's difficult, try waking up a little bit earlier to make time. Gradually make the transition in order to prioritize what's really important to you.