Waking Up Early Will Change Your Life (self.TheRedPill)

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[–]thewilyveterans 51 points52 points  (11 children)

"Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."

-Benjamin Franklin

[–]ReluctantPawn 48 points49 points  (8 children)

Early to rise and early to bed, makes a man healthy but socially dead. - Abraham Lincoln

[–]yaardi 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Gotta make time for theatre, you know.

[–]Officer_Dick_Johnson 3 points4 points  (1 child)

What? I don't get what you talking abooth?

[–]mummersfarce_is_done 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't believe everything you read on internet. -Friedrich Nietzche

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

if you live to be as social and successful as Benjamin Franklin I'd think you were lucky. I'm not a historian however so feel free to call bullshit. Barely made it halfway through his autobiography and dont remember shit.

[–]dum_dum_boy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And literally dead, in his case.

[–]Protonis -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Why not late to bed and get up early.

[–]TermsOfColors 78 points79 points  (8 children)

I've been getting up at 4:00 AM every morning for a week to crawl into a cold-ass deer stand.

[–]Drogan248 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I miss deer hunting, havnt been able to go the last couple years since moving to the city to go to school. You bow hunt or black powder?

[–]TermsOfColors 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Crossbow and repeating rifle.

I never got into the black powder.

[–]Dustin_Bromain 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Yeah but that's better than waking up for some shit minimum wage job

[–]TermsOfColors 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's better than waking up for a CEO job. IMO.

[–]Trash_Panda13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I lived in central for like 3 years and never went hunting. Major regrets.

[–][deleted] 26 points27 points  (26 children)

What time do you go to sleep in order to get up at 5/6?

[–]petrichordog 48 points49 points  (23 children)

10-12, if it's closer to 12 I squeeze in an nap in the afternoon after a big lunch and I'm good.

[–]666Evo 91 points92 points  (13 children)

I think I'd literally murder someone after a week of 5 hour nights...

[–]SmokyTheKoala 14 points15 points  (1 child)

This is what I did every single fucking day of high school. Every single weekday between 7am and 3:30pm I was in high school, I had barely enough time to wolf down a slice of pizza, worked from 5pm to 11pm at my min wage job, then crammed hw in until 12-1. I woke up at 5am sharp. It fucking sucked, but I still did it for four years straight. I'm still waiting to see if I notice any brain damage from getting basically no quality sleep during my heavy brain development years.

Conversely, college has been a blessing so far. I've been catching up on my massive fucking sleep debt and for the first time in my memory, I feel what it's like to NOT feel tired.

I do have to say though, the best part of getting no sleep is that you have the ability to fall asleep anywhere INSTANTLY.

[–]GrabHerByThePEPE 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wow. I did this first 3 years of college. Last year I did not. I totally forgot about the sleep debt. I looked back and saw I only got 4-5 hours of sleep a night before. I forgot about that. It's such a PRIVILEGE to get real sleep

[–]itsGucciGucci 6 points7 points  (9 children)

To be honest it's not bad at all. My body might have gotten used to it. I always have like one day where I sleep for like 12 hours to make up for the rest of the weeks 5 hours.

[–]StupidButSerious 7 points8 points  (7 children)

Not sure why people are downvoting you. Lack of perspective or cultural knowledge? Lots of asian cultures have people sleeping 5-6h everyday of their life and they live and are used to it.

[–]knightmeirl 6 points7 points  (0 children)


To be honest it's not bad at all.

is a generalization, which people whose experiences don't agree with will downvote. OP probably meant 'not bad at all for me'.

Personally, I can only do one day at a time of <6 hours of sleep. The next and previous night have to be >7 hours.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Just because cultures do that it are used to it doesn't mean it's optimal or free of negative effects.

[–]666Evo 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Probably more for the "I sleep for like 12 hours to make up for the rest" part. That simply doesn't work.

[–]itsGucciGucci 0 points1 point  (2 children)

It simply works for me. 4 days of light sleep and then after my 12 hour sleep I feel much more rejuvenated and relaxed.

[–]666Evo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you feel that it works for you, great. Empirically, plenty of studies have shown that, in general, you can't "catch up" on sleep.
You eventually get back into a pattern and your body returns to normal.

Like I said, if I only had 5 hours every night for a week, I'd be ready to kill. And 1 night of 12 hours wouldn't satiate my blood lust!

[–]adam_varg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Chronically sleeping less than optimal, which varies, cuts down your lifespan, makes you look older faster and is overall unhealthy plus having negative effect on your performance due to lower growth hormone levels, elevated and so on.

Cathing up sleep is far from sufficient to negate above effects whetever you feel it or not.

As for everythink human there are exceptions and outliers..

[–]cashmoney_x 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The idea of "making up" sleep is a myth bro. However, so is the eight hours requirement.

[–]feminists_are_dumb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Which not coincidentally is exactly what he was trying to do

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Horrible. If you're getting up at 5am you should be going to bed at 9-10. Lack of sleep is far worse for motivation and energy than sleeping in

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That'll change on a case-to-case basis.

[–]BENDERisGRREAT 28 points29 points  (10 children)

ive been trying to wake up at 6 to work out in the morning before work but all Ive managed to do so far is give myself more time for breakfast which I used to rush through. I guess baby steps. Weekends kill my progress tho

[–]petrichordog 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I reckon a 5 minute workout in the morning, then spend the rest of the time meditating/reading/taking your time/visualising, then workout later on in the afternoon/evening.

[–]YesIStick 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I straight up cant lift in the morning. There's no drive there. I struggled to do fasted cardio before my first show, but I'll say this, cardio is much easier when you're half awake to suffer through anyways. Might as well do it in a zombie state.

[–]ConfusedGuyNoMore 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Keep the same weekend morning and night schedule.

[–]BENDERisGRREAT 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I know thats the right answer, but I also know that if I want to have a social life thats not possible lol

[–]TplusK 4 points4 points [recovered]

Have her in bed by 10, home by 11.

[–]BENDERisGRREAT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

social life, not sex life. Im not saying youre wrong about keeping a sleep schedule through the weekends, just that most people like to have fun on Friday and Saturday night.

[–]OpiumPhrogg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Commit to a morning routine. If you aren't going to the gym then wake up 10 minutes earlier than you want (so for you 5:50) get your coffee or tea going then spend 5 minutes doing some light cardio like running in place for 30 seconds then doing 25 jumping jacks or look up the Sun Salutation yoga routine and go through that a few times. Then do a quick 6-10 minute ab routine followed by however many push ups you can or want to do or do like 15 push ups, then your ab routine then another 15 push ups. Check out the hasfit YouTube channel, he has a few short ~10 minute ab routines, sixpackfactory has a few quick routines as well.

Then you are done by 6:30 at the latest and can reward yourself with your coffee. It's like you said, baby steps, start with just getting the morning routine down then go from there.

[–]tallwheel -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

If you need to lose weight anyway, you could just skip breakfast and call it leangains intermittent fasting.

[–]BENDERisGRREAT 0 points1 point  (1 child)

trying to build the muscles first, then ill worry about weight. Got a desk job and moved away from my active hobby so I dont have a base to lose weight and uncover

[–][deleted] 47 points48 points  (4 children)

Waking up early doesn't give you more time if you have to go bed earlier to get the same amount of sleep, which you will. This is what confuses me about the get up early crowd. I get a lot of shit done between the hours of 11pm and 1am.

[–]Eyeswears 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Some people are more productive right when they get up but only if it isn't like noon. I know I'm one of those people, but I only wake up that early like once a year, so it's nil.

[–]Officer_Dick_Johnson 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, it's about your overall schedule. The most productive hours of a persons day are in the first half of waking up (I thinks that's facts).

I start work 11 am and after days work (even though it's not hard) I have no energy to work on my other shit, so basically I have no other choose, but to get up at 5 so I have enough time to work my side hustle and do gym.

[–]dum_dum_boy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As a former late sleeper who converted into being an early morning person, I can't really relate. I believe there is something to being awake and alert while the sun is still rising. It gives you this incredible energy and sense of optimism about the coming day.

Still, there must be some truth to the whole night owl/morning person phenomenon. I personally could never be productive after 5pm or so, I just get progressively more & more tired until it's time to eventaully sleep. For some people it's the other way around.

I think it's about optimizing for your lifestyle and what you do for work. Some lifestyles are better suited to the early morning thing, others the night owl thing. Whatever works for you.

[–][deleted] 18 points19 points  (4 children)

Is this meant to be "Waking up early" or "Waking up early than you need to" I get up at 520-530 for work at 6. Though I feel less shitty by getting 6-7 hours of sleep, i don't feel more productive in the morning and in fact feel more productive at work from 8-11.

[–]petrichordog 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I understand your point and I guess you are a more extreme example because your work starts so early, and at that point getting up earlier is just unnatural, so I understand. It is more directed at those you have hours to spare in the morning which they intentionally choose to spend late at night. Where this lifestyle can work as a disadvantage.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's what I figured. I assume that if I were to get up say at 4, then my most productive hours would shift down to 7-10. Something I should try out.

[–]Raggos 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Out of curiosity, why not try going to sleep earlier? It's much in the learning of letting go of thoughts to let the subconscious take you into the dream....if falling asleep sooner is your problem..

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's certainly another thing I need to try, and everyone should, to see what works best for me. Getting to sleep earlier and waking earlier. I mentioned that I was curious if it was my sleep schedule that made my most productive hours 8-11, but it could be work flow. If it were my sleep schedule, I was curious if my most productive hours would be moved down to 7-10.

As for sleeping earlier, I don't have a problem going to sleep. I'm working a pretty physically demanding job on top of lifting/bodybuilding. I think my maintenance calories are around 3500/day, but I need to check all that out. I'm usually out in 10 minutes after laying down. This is another big thing I've noticed. If you have trouble falling asleep, you need to be more physically exhausted. Your body is still ready to go if it's not and you end up staying awake for longer than you need to.

However, while I might not be as productive at 6, i'm still productive. I'm still in the process of getting going and getting into a flow at work. I work production so my work is easily quantifiable by my boss.

As for weekends, I'll usually get up at 8-9 and need a few hours before I'm ready to get going and am fully awake. If you're in the position of a bunch of free time, then based upon my experience, this advice will be a big benefit to you. I always need a few hours to get going when I'm not rushed to work. If I were to get up at 2pm on a weekend, my day would be fucked, as I wouldn't want to get going until 4pm, and then the day would be almost over.

In the overall scheme of things, I'm more worried about learning to track my finances and get my diet in check for my lifting. messing with my sleep schedule will come later.

[–]Temptationn 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Coming from someone who never woke up earlier than 11:30 for 5 years to waking up at 7am everyday I will completely vouch. I work everyday at 2 waking up at 7 allows me to prepare my meals for the day, run the park, hit the gym, wash my car/cut the grass, surf the web, etc with time to spare.

It's just something about being awake at sun rise thar gives me the fuel to do all of this in comparison to waking up mid afternoon

[–]petrichordog 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I agree, you're quite lucky to start work so late. What do you for a living just our of curiosity? That's awesome to hear thought. What made the transition from waking up past 11:30 everyday easier for you and what seemed to trigger that change?

[–]Temptationn 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I'm security on an army base for now before becoming a railroad conductor. The hours are a blessing and a curse haha. What made me change was when I realize I'm more fueled durning the early hours rather than late. I was sluggish at work, didn't hit the gym because I didn't have time etc

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[–]petrichordog 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It almost killed me. I was dizzy all day, though I wasn't sleepy or tired. I started to think I had a brain issue :-/

I understand, try to take a nap. Also how long did you try it for, because if it was for under 2 weeks you didn't give your brain a chance to adjust, also you can't change so drastically, from let's say 9am to 5am in a day, over time you need to slowly decrease it.

[–]BreathOfDick 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How early? I get up at 5:30 every day for work and if I'm asleep before 9:30 I feel exactly the same all day. Weird but true.

[–]marplaneit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Take melatonin ntill you ajust

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I like this version better, wake up at 4:30 every day: http://www.businessinsider.com/navy-seals-why-waking-up-early-matters-2016-9

It's really true. I've been working / waking up late lately, and waking up at 8am or later I feel like I'm behind the rest of the day. When I woke up really early I'd get my workout done early and be prepared for my day otherwise.

[–]jskmarcella 30 points30 points [recovered]

Waking up early is something I highly recommend. I do it, there are many benefits to it but in my situation:

I get up at 5:30, in the gym at 6 and at the office at 7:30. Having already lifted you have you just feel great, blood is flowing and you are physically ready. Also, in comparison to all the zombies showing up at 9-9:30 you are just winning the day right off the bat.

Additionally, being in the earliest in my situation just creates respect in the office. I work in the tech-startup scene and someone who is first in (also last out) has made me the most promoted and overpaid in terms of qualifications and age in our company. I do also make my time count.

Something I do when I am having issues getting up (usually Mondays after a long weekend of being up till 4-5am) is setting two alarms. One 30min before you would like to get up. Put the phone on the other side of the room, with a glass of water and a caffeine pill. Take the pill, drink the water, go back to bed. When the second alarm goes, you have effectively already had your morning coffee and are good to go.

I can't say if that's healthy or the right thing to do, but it works for me. I usually stay up till about 12-1 depending on if I am going out with a chick or have class.

[–]prozium_popper 9 points10 points  (7 children)

how do you get from the bed to the gym in 30 minutes, and how long is your work out?

[–]LiteraIIyJesus 5 points5 points [recovered]

This. Doing 30 minutes between bed and gym seems doable if you prepr your stuff the night before or if your gym is nearby, but 90 minutes between starting the gym and arriving at the office seems...rushed. A 1 hour workout with a 10 min bath/cleanup leaves you with 20 minutes to get to work. How do you pull it off?

[–]sir_shitfuck 3 points3 points [recovered]

Intermittent fasting (so no need to eat), 40 min workout, cold shower (that's 1 minute) then straight to work.

[–]jskmarcella 1 points1 points [recovered]

I am very lucky in that my gym is in my building and my office is 20min walk away. I realize I am very lucky and it is mostly only possible due to this.

I prep myself the night before, I literally roll out of bed, take a piss, put my clothes on and within 5min I am in the gym.

I only work out for 45 min. Then I shower quick, put my clothes on and walk to work. Mornings are my time, no interruptions or people to bother me so things run quick and on schedule.

Also helps that my only food is my protein shake in the gym and an apple on the walk to work. I don't eat until after work where I have my chicken breast pre cut and seasoned, ready to shove in the oven while I munch on rice cakes, salad, brown pita, brown rice etc.

[–]aDrunkenWhaler 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also helps that my only food is my protein shake in the gym and an apple on the walk to work. I don't eat until after work

Wait, so your first meal is after work? Like 5pm or later, considering you're the last to leave the office? So you sleep 5h per day or less, and eat one meal? How do you get gainz?

[–]tallwheel 3 points4 points  (1 child)

4.5-5.5 hours of sleep a night sounds awful. Also, coffee is delicious.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I actually started doing this a couple of months ago. All my life I've been a night owl. I really struggle to get up in the morning. I could easily sleep 10 hours every day. It takes real discipline every morning to get up. I have found no way around this, I just apply discipline.

When I just sleep for as long as I want my days actually become longer than 24 hours. When I was a student I just became completely nocturnal. It was awful. When I have a job I start being late for work and unable to sleep at night.

So I started to wake up at 6:30. At first I was walking for 30-60 minutes every morning. I stopped doing it because I went on holiday and never got back into the routine, plus it's colder now, and dark at 6:30. I should maybe revive this habit, though. Instead I've been getting to work an hour earlier and leaving earlier for the gym (makes more sense with current daylight hours).

I want at least 8 hours sleep because I'm getting stronger and bigger. So I go to sleep at 22:30. When I get up at 6:30 I can actually sleep at that time as well. No more lying awake until past midnight. I really like not rushing to work and actually getting there on time. It feels great to turn up knowing that you've already been awake for 2.5 hours.

I continued to wake up at 6:30 even when I was on holiday. I was travelling alone and staying with friends. I managed to do so much more this time than when I have travelled previously. It's amazing how many hours are in the day if you sleep at the right time.

Overall getting up early has been great for me, great for my gains, and really makes me feel like I have my life under control.

[–]ReluctantPawn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Good for you man. Thanks for sharing.

[–]brettfromtibet 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Staying up late and sleeping in late scrambles the circadian rhythm, the body's biological clock that has been programmed for millions of years to sync with sunrise and sunset. It has profound effects on hormones (testosterone), mood, digestion, etc. The night owl lifestyle has only been widespread for 100 years or so... since electric lighting and screens were invented.

Here is a great post that explains your circadian rhythm in detail: https://selfhacked.com/2015/09/06/what-it-means-to-keep-to-a-circadian-rhythm/

For several months I have gone to bed at 10pm every night, 7 nights a week, and wake up around 6. I fall asleep within 5 minutes and have incredibly deep, restful sleep every night. I lift before work and feel great. I do daygame. But there are huge social costs, since 90%+ of people go out late and sleep late. Most events are at night. It's a major social taboo to leave a party early in order to get a good night's sleep. I think the improved health and sleep quality is worth it, overall... and I will continue.

[–]FractalFactorial 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I disagree a bit, sleep should be tailored for you personally. I'd argue that:

1) You should wake up with the sun whenever possible - Don't draw your curtains and let the sun wake you up, it becomes almost impossible to sleep in. Add to this the fact that you get the MAXIMUM amount of daylight hours: its good for your psychology. Coming from a Northern climate, I know a lot of people that get seasonal depression because of the winter darkness: being able to make the most of daylight is valuable.

2) Waking up early i.e 6-8 aligns the most naturally with the human sleep cycle as I understand it.

3) Waking up early allows you to have ample time to have a relaxing schedule before work or school: i have 0 panic about getting anywhere on time because I've already cooked a big meal and read before leaving to anywhere.

4) Similarly to point one, complete darkness does not fall until a few hours after sunset: its fine to stay up for a while, but once "nautical dark" has come its probably time to go to sleep.

5) Also remember not to lights on, listen to music, watch videos, use your phone, or anything. Ideally, you should read or something else very leisurely that has no light or brain stimulation. When your body is in a dim environment it will begin to utilize it's melatonin to begin the sleep cycle.

[–]RoughTeddy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sadly, for some of us who live in cities, sleeping to the rhythm of the sun is difficult. I need to draw my curtains and shutters, or else the streetlights will keep me up all night.

It makes me miss my summers at my father's lakefront cottage when I was younger. I would be woken up at 6am and be perfectly content with it. It was a wonderful feeling to brew that first cup of tea and work through a few chapters while the sun was still rising over the water.

[–]basebool 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I dunno I've done both and I prefer to wake up around 8 and go straight to work starting at 9 and gym afterwords. It's not a labour job so I'm not physically exhausted and can easily have good weekend socially.

I would recommend everyone trying it and seeing for a week if it can work for them. But don't force it just because someone tells you.

[–]AlerioX 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Doing this since nearly a year.
I wake up at 5am and go to sleep at 9pm.
I start my day with two glasses of water and egg rice, followed by 8 hours of work, then I hit the gym, then I read a book, then I go to sleep.

[–]petrichordog 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Sounds great. I find i'm not hungry in the morning. Do you think it gives you energy, or is it just a hunger you experience?

[–]AlerioX 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm not hungry in the morning either, its just a habit. I keep most of the garlic/egg rice for the rest of the day. I only eat eggs, fish, rice, bananas, oat meal, all types of nuts all the day, btw. It's simple, cheap and healthy.

[–]troubledgeek 3 points3 points [recovered]

I always have trouble falling asleep. I'll lay there awake for 1-2 hours & my mind won't shut off. Always thinking about the future & past. Do any of you have any solutions to this?

[–]RedPillFreedom 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Create a proper nighttime ritual.

Pop a melatonin 1mg(nothing crazy you can micro dose). Put on sleep mask and some relaxing music. Turn off internet on phone if you are going to use phone hour before bed.

Example: nighttime journaling, habit tracker, audiobook. If you choose to use phone at night in bed then make sure it's with a bluelight filter if you don't have one then don't use any technology for at least 1 hour before bed.

Try to make bed only for sleeping and fucking. That way your brain associates those actions with that object.

[–]jallfairs[🍰] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You spelled quiet wrong twice.

[–]insertnames 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'd be able to catch that even on a day I woke up at 1 pm. Op is trying to trick is into a bad spelling stupor! Wake up late and spell gooder!

[–]SW9876 4 points5 points  (5 children)

I need at least 9 hours of sleep at night and about an hour to fall asleep, so waking up earlier than 7 isn't easily feasible. Over the summer I was waking up at 4:30 but went to bed at 6 pm. Would not recommend.

[–]sir_shitfuck 4 points4 points [recovered]

I'm going to sound like a hippy here but if you keep telling yourself that then it's a self fulfilling prophecy. I used to think similar, but with some force and meditation changed my sleep cycle

[–]SW9876 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am working on managing with less sleep. Hopefully things change positively.

[–]GeorgeBushIV 2 points3 points  (1 child)

is this a medical reason for needing 9 hrs?

[–]SW9876 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not that I know of. Just if I get less consistently than it starts to wear on me. Also I aim for 6 sleep cycles. Maybe I could work on getting less sleep but for now I want at least 8 hours a night.

[–]aewiggin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm in a similar position. Need 8+ hours or I start nodding off during the day.

I've been tracking my sleep for a month, and I now know that (with zero exercise) 8-8.5 hours before I need to get up is the latest I can go to bed and still feel good the next day.

So with that in mind, productivity is not gained by changing when I wake up, but by accomplishing more in the time that I'm awake.

[–]otterom 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wake up at 330a/5a during the week. It gets easier and you guys griping about only sleeping 5 hours/night will eventually get it.

I'm admittedly in grad school, but I really don't see the point of staying up late to watch TV, which is also a waste of time and boring to me.

[–]evilkenevil 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good words-never considered this except for the morning workout. By 5:00am I'm having coffee and reading the WSJ. Work out, stomach crunches, breakfast and showered by 7. The workout is crucial. You don't have to kill yourself just get the heart pumping for a half hour. I lift 4-6 times a week at night. In bed reading by 9 most nights.

Sure I go out but I try to maintain that schedule. My dad always said: "after midnight is nothing but trouble".

[–]Raggos 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Great post. Feel that this is a bit centered on the "bonus" effects of waking up early. I agree, they are fckin amazing. (woke up at 6 today and biked from my girl in 0 degree weather to start my day earlier).

Thing is, a wiser thing than simply waking up early is to prepare for sleep better.

-- no computer / white screens ---> install lux or other things that make screen more orange/sunset-y

-- heavy curtains in sleeping room for a DARK room. Better sleep

-- if noisy environment, specialized earplugs for sleeping --> poor quality sleep (micro-awakenings) can fck up the regeneration and recharge

-- AVOID Tv, Laptops and Mobile on the bed. Bed is for sleeping. And sex. And sleeping. Nothinging else.

-- Have a book on the nightstand / nearby

It really feels, after various explorations of what's best, that it's mostly about how you make "your bed". Prepare for the night and you'll sleep amazingly.

After we condition our mind enough (neuroplasticty), it (the mind) will know not to fck around and immediately go to sleep because YOU ARE waking up at 5am or 6am. This topic is very important, it's like YING and YANG. Sleep well and the Night will pull the Day. Do your day well, and it will pull the night.


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[–]uniquevoid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can confirm this.

I wake up at 6, come back home at 15hs and take a 1h nap and then go to the gym

I fall asleep at 23 on average, normally already in bed at 22

[–]chaosisaladdah8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wake up at 6 am and go to bed around 11pm. It does really maximize my time and I get just enough sleep to be productive. I used to really love sleeping in but now even when I am off from work I am up at 6 am enjoying my Earl Gray and relaxing.

[–]GeorgeBushIV 0 points1 point  (0 children)

spot on OP, its been a game changer for me.

to those struggling, get some caffeine in you. set the timer on your coffee maker and go straight for it when your alarm goes off.

edit: also a huge health benefit to be able to have time to eat breakfast or get something into your stomach takes some time to get it to become habit but it pays off.

[–]RIchardjCranium 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This works if you have a 9-5 lifestyle. I don't. I'm a musician and don't get to bed until 2-3 most nights. Nothing that doesn't involve the house on fire or needing to go to the emergency room is getting me up before 9.

[–]candyman420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Everyone has an inner voice that shouts at them to get back in bed when an alarm goes off. The first reason I urge you to become an early bird is because doing so enables you to defeat this inner voice. Defeating this obstacle reinforces the winner’s mindset.

Actually, it's only an "obstacle" when you are trying to re-adjust your sleeping patterns. After the adjustment, you don't need an alarm anymore and wake up early naturally.

Waking up at at 5 or 6am is going to provide you with so much more time than the rest of the world.

That isn't true either, if you wake up at 1pm but stay awake until 4am, then you still have the same amount of time as the rest of the world. Some people do prefer the quiet of nighttime to work.

[–]GOATmar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I take i a step beyond lol;

I convince myself that waking up early is good luck. If I wake up early, the universe will reward me. Everything will go fine. All my workouts and sales will succeed no matter what.

And lately life has never been better since switching from 1AM sleep to 11:30PM sleep!!!!!!

[–]1mr_nate_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks for the video format

[–]trippinallday 0 points1 point  (2 children)

When I'm up at 6/7 I feel like shit the entire day and have little to no energy.

Conversely, when I wake up at 10/11 I feel refreshed and relaxed and almost always have a pretty great day.

You can't really argue that getting less sleep is good for you, especially if you're a tall/big person.

[–]HoeDaddy 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What time are you going to bed on those days?

[–]trippinallday 0 points1 point  (0 children)

11-12 PM usually. So 6-8 hours on early days and 10-12 hours on late days. I'm busy as fuck as of late but I can sleep 14 hours on a good night if I don't have shit to do.

But my point here is that a goods nights rest makes me feel far better than watching the sun rise every morning.

[–]OpiumPhrogg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Points 2 and 3 remind me of a saying in the productivity-sphere called "Eating the Frog". Basically you tackle your biggest/most difficult task right away which will give you a feeling of accomplishment and put your day on easy mode.

Good post. I have been getting up at 5:30 to hit the gym by 6:15, finish my workout by 7:15 then showered and off to work by 7:30. When I get to work I am ready to get after my day, it's an awesome feeling, pretty addictive actually.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What is the best time for Workout session morning or evening? does working out in morning make you feel tired rest of the day?

[–]Warmckeever 0 points1 point  (0 children)

difficult for those working night shift :(

[–]untitled_redditor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Please learn to shave. Beard isn't even even.

[–]tallwheel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

*Our energy runs much like a battery.

So you should get up and run down the "battery's" energy reserves so that less is left remaining when you get to work?

Sorry, good post and all, but this analogy doesn't actually make sense. If we're talking about a cell phone battery, the cell phone doesn't actually run any better when the battery is at 100% than it does at 25%. The 25% just means the phone has less time left before it shuts off.

So if we follow the analogy the accurate way, it just means that getting up earlier means that your battery will run down sooner and you will have to go to bed earlier... which is exactly what happens in real life.

You can certainly argue, though, that many people feel more energized in the early morning hours, so maybe the battery analogy should have just been avoided in the first place.

[–]iamneptuno 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Everyone has an inner voice that shouts at them to get back in bed when an alarm goes off.

If you are using an alarm, you are doing it wrong. And if you don't want to wake up, you are doing it wrong, too. If you set up a reasonable schedule, your body will wake up on its own.

Also, I don't care how early you wake up, you'll have the same 24 hours in a day as everyone else. It's not about time management, it's about aligning your sleep as close to natural light as possible, since it's how it's supposed to work.

[–]Pierre-Marouille 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When I wake up before my alarm goes off and I go back to sleep for let say 30min~1h I wake up worse than anything. When I get out of bed after a natural wake I feel good the rest of the day no matter what time it is.
When I sleep in, I struggle to eventually get out of bed, then the rest of my body seems to shuffle. My digestion is impaired, I'm less hungry and I don't poop (or later in the day).
When I wake up naturally and early, I'm very hungry and go to the toilet within 5 min of getting up.
When I ejaculate I need more sleep, it's more difficult to get out of bed.
After giving Nofap a try I reduced my sleep needs by ~2h. I used to need ~7h, now I'm good with ~5h. And I'm generally less sleepy. I used to be able to fall asleep basically anywhere anytime in 5min, now I need to be in bed.

[–]nearshore 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Great post! And particular that one: "Defeating this obstacle reinforces the winner’s mindset. If within first minute of the day you successfully overcome this hurdle, you are more likely to do the same with your day."

[–]rep_movsd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

On the surface, this is very good advice, but sadly science tells us that night-owls and early-birds have different kinds of brains.


You should just learn to follow your bodies needs and listen to needs rather than wants - sleep when sleepy, eat when hungry

[–]rep_movsd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your point about working out in the morning is also not a universally good thing.

Some of us do intermittent fasting, so we don't eat anything dinner to dinner. Working out in the morning would mean you'd have to consume calories pre and post workout, or else feel like shit - working out in a fasted state is not a good idea.

Instead one can workout in the evening and consume a moderate amount of calories in the form of protein shakes during and after, and get the benefits of the 16 hour intermittent fasting window with no reduction in workout performance.

[–]mattizie 0 points1 point  (0 children)


Thanks for this, but really, mate? It's quiet. You can even sound the word out if you're not sure how to spell it.

Otherwise, I've tried doing this (a great way to quickly adjust your body clock is to stay up all Friday night, sleep sat, stay up all Saturday night until 6pm on Sunday), but it always gets fucked up by that one Midnight meeting with overseas teams, or a night out Friday/Saturday.

[–]grumpyfunny 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The problem is there is no sun to rise here.

[–]broskiatwork 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can confirm. I am one of those people that is up until midnight or 1 and wake up as late as possible before going to work (usually around 715, work is at 8 and I only have a 15 min drive to get there).

However I used to be on a far better schedule (for a few months in the summer) but I fell off the wagon. Wake up at 6/615, get dressed, interval jogging for 30 min, shower, off to work. Usually got there a few minutes early, too, unless I took my time or stopped somewhere first.

I have got to get back on that schedule, though winter really is taking the piss out of wanting to jog. But waking up early would still be beneficial. I always felt better (takes me a while to really wake up, mind and body just hate mornings).

[–]dum_dum_boy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pro tip: don't use an alarm clock.

I haven't used one in several months, and now wake up naturally every day between 5:15-5:45am. It still allows for some flexibility when I go to bed, usually anytime between 9-11pm and I will still wake up within that 5:15-5:45 window.

I almost always wake up refreshed and ready to go, without having that 'alarm going off regret' that I used to have when my body wasn't used to getting up that early. And I'm never tempted to sleep in.

Of course, you have to adjust your body to the new sleep schedule. This will take at least 2 weeks, so those first couple weeks will be rough, but trust me, it's worth the effort.

[–]cashmoney_x 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Some people are actually "wired" so to speak to sleep like 3am-11am (ish). Teenagers are like this, then most people revert back in their early 20's although some do not- those people have a circadian rhythm that differs from most. There are some evolutionary hypotheses as to why this may be the case but suffice it to say it's real and this will NOT work for everyone.

[–]TRP VanguardHumanSockPuppet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Testosterone naturally peaks in the morning, making that the best time in the day to lift.

If you're looking for a way to boost your motivation and improve discipline, get yourself into the habit of lifting early, preferably as your first major achievement of the day.

[–]hutzshoe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Since April, I've mastered the art of waking up around 6.30 Monday-Friday, going for a 20 min sprint or do Insanity or P90X or T25 and make it to work at 830am. (I live 10 min walk away from work). I've missed maybe 2 mornings in the last 7 months. Now it's just automatic. It's tough but one of the best habits I've formed. No New Years Resolutions needed, you can start anyday.

[–]yayogghost 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I cant work properly if I dont have 8 hours of sleep.

I am a STEM field student and I workout in addition to this. No chance for less then 8 hours of sleep average.

[–]dking168 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Part of TRP is that we have to work on our game with women. I live in Las Vegas and I often go out to practice at the clubs. How can I manage practicing my game plus getting up early? It's the internal battle I have. I do want to practice getting up early but at the same time, I need to practice my game

[–]Exactly_what_I_think 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Vegas is a 24h city. Is it not?

[–]GeorgeBushIV 1 point2 points  (0 children)

dont practice your game at the clubs and pic a different venue?

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[–]petrichordog 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's great that you disagree, I understand your points. I made it clear that it's subjective to the individual, so I appreciate yours input.

I guess one of the underlying benefits is that my belief in sleeping late was so ingrained into my mind that at all costs I avoided trying to opposite out of my own stubbornness.

The overall message is to try it out if you never have before if your aim is to better yourself.

New experiences = new insights.

Cheers again for the well thought out comment.

[–]2comment 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think most people feel better waking up early is cause they're catching more sunlight, especially in the winter, effects of which can't be replicated in a vitamin d3 pill.

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I'm also a night owl - when I wake up early I like to train in the morning but only cardio, then go back in the evening to crush a strength workout. The cardio helps wake me up and get into my zone quicker, and I still get the benefit of consuming 2 or3 full meals before lifting.