I started waking up earlier, kept my mouth shut and watched a cascade of positive effects roll through my house.
I got the idea after calling myself out about my self-prescribed sleep “aids” and from Jocko’s book.
The hook in Jocko’s book was his observation that 4:55am is more than ten minutes better than 5:05am.
I began to wake up in the “4s” in February. After two weeks my body adjusted and I don’t need an alarm to do it.
Monica asked me “why” => “All I was doing was scrolling social media for 90 minutes after the kids went to sleep.”
I was wasting a key advantage => I need less sleep than my kids.
The game is “do whatever before 5am then one useful task.”
As the family wakes up… it’s on and I’m drawn back to the family (sometimes from the middle of a workout).
Jocko’s point –predawn is the only time we truly own.
If you want to go to sleep then wake up – same time every_single_day – with travel, I stay on my home time zone.
I always have a cushion of sleep available by going to sleep at the same time as my kids and waking up at the same time as usual.
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