I once came across this quote that said: “Whilst most of us are sleeping and dreaming of success, others wake up and work for it,” and this quote has been in my mind ever since.


I always used to sleep in and wake up at 8 a.m.; however, I thought to myself that if I were to get up at 6 a.m., then what difference would it make to my life? Let me tell you, it made a significant difference which I never imagined!

The amount of work that I can get done in the morning I would never get done during the day. I feel more energetic and hence making me more productive. I like to wake up at 5:30 am and, first of all, drink a glass of water, as overnight we tend to get dehydrated.


A lot of people always ask me how I actually wake up and put my alarm on snooze. The secret to this is to place your phone on the opposite side of the room so you have to physically get yourself out of bed to turn the alarm off. Then, I go to the bathroom to wash my face and brush my teeth, as that helps me to wake up and feel fresh and ready for the day. At this point, I like to say affirmations to build my confidence, and this makes me feel a lot more positive about life in general.


Next, it’s time to hit the gym and do some strength training, as I enjoy doing cardio in the afternoon.

After the gym, I shower, pray, and then have some breakfast. I normally have around an hour before university starts, so I find it useful to go over work for the day or get ahead and do some work for next week. This puts me in a good position regarding exams, as I’m well prepared.


Overall, it’s a productive morning and can sometimes seem hectic, however, when I reflect on my mornings I realise how much work I can get done and how that will help me in the future. Why don’t you try this out for yourself and let me know how it goes?


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