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Tip #45. Sometimes it doesn’t work

Haven’t seen any posts here for a while? It’s because waking up early sometimes, well, doesn’t work . I had to work late on pretty much every day over last couple of months and this completely screwed up my wake up schedule. And since I was mostly writing my posts early in the morning, this schedule change has put my blogging on hold for a while.

Work schedule is one common reason why you may never become an early riser, and there are others. Some people are simply born to never become an early riser. If you struggle to wake up early, if you do not enjoy it – then let’s face the truth – it might be not for you. And if you keep struggling, it may even be harmful. There is a great post on this subject by Clay on his The Growing Life blog - Healthy, Wealthy, and DEAD?: 5 Reasons Why Getting Up Early Might be Harmful. I really appreciate Clay showing the other side of the coin. I do realize though, that many will gladly use it as an excuse to quit early rising. Well, I never said it’s going to be an easy journey ...

So here is my tip. If waking up early doesn't work for you, don't worry. Take a break. There were many times in my life when I didn't feel like getting up early and I took a break from it. Listen to you body. Try it at some other time. Try it using some different techniques. And remember - you, your mind, your body should enjoy it. If it doesn't feel that way now - find something else which does, and come back to this site at some time in the future. Good luck!

Added: 2/20/2008 9:45:12 PM

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