The 5 AM Club (2018) written by Robin Sharma, shows how embracing a revolutionary morning routine can deliver epic results in every endeavour. This book is a captivating story of an entrepreneur, an artist, and their eccentric billionaire mentor explaining how you can use the first hour of your day to drive personal growth and get the most out of every area in your life.
While there is no proven scientific research or proof that if you wake up every day by 5 AM you will automatically be more productive, There is enough reason to see why this is a good strategy to achieve more in all areas of your life.
Writers who experienced a creative block and decided to go sleep early just to wake up early by 5 AM and start at this creative process again always reported a high success rate in conquering this creative block.
WHAT IS A CREATIVE BLOCK:
Creative blocks, or barriers to inspiration, can be described as the inability to access one’s internal creativity.
These blocks can also be found in programming and handling Data Science projects. These technical tasks sometimes become monotonous and uninspiring making your programming codes full of errors that immediate debugging might not be able to resolve because there might be errors that tired eyes won’t be able to spot. After programming for hours, running the program, and getting a run time or syntax error is the worse feeling and it takes a certain level of resilience to pick up yourself and start the debugging process at a time when you are supposed to be getting the reward of seeing your program complete its set out tasks or actions.
The best way to conquer these creative blocks is to give the brain a much-needed rest, this is usually a standard seven-hour sleep. Preliminary results from the world’s largest sleep study have shown that people who sleep on average between seven to eight hours per night performed better cognitively than those who slept less – or more – than this amount. Western neuroscientists at the Brain and Mind Institute released their findings Monday in the high-impact journal, SLEEP.
Quite interestingly, over-sleeping does the opposite. It comes with a host of problems that range from mild headaches, dull minds to chronic heart disease.
To take full advantage of this early hours brain function, time management is very key. You can not sleep by 2 AM and expect to be a high performer just because you work up by 5 AM. You will most likely wake dull and sleepy. It gets worse when you stifle this sleep by taking in a caffeinated drink to ward off sleep. This always leads to you being in an awake state but easily led to confusion by a little task that should have been handled without much effort. Sleeping early is the first stage of time management, Knowing the task you will be handling as soon as you wake up in the morning, is a very important aspect of this planning. You don’t want to wake up and spend 30 minutes out of your “power time” as I like to call it, thinking of what you should be doing at this time. Making sure the task for the next day is outlined clearly, makes it easy to hit the ground running.
Try this technique of starting your projects very early in the morning and write us in the comment section about how it is going. We will be happy to hear from you.