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6 life-changing lessons I learned from waking up early

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6 life-changing lessons I learned from waking up early

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Vu Minh Tien
·Aug 10, 2022·

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Table of contents

  • 1. My story
  • 2. My life-changing lessons
  • 3. My recommendation for everyone
  • Summary

1. My story

I have been waking up early at 5:30-6:00 AM for more than four years, since 2018 when I wanted to finish the Half Marathon race in the Long Bien tournament. Before that time, I used to stay up late at midnight. Even though I took 2 cups of coffee in next day, I couldn't stay awake. That is why I realized that I needed to change my daily routine.

There are some lessons I learned from waking up early. This is my opinion and experience, everyone has their views, anyway, I hope that it can work for you.

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2. My life-changing lessons

  1. Waking up earlier helps me build discipline: I'm 24 now, and I started this routine when I was 20. My grandfather was a former soldier, and I learned from his discipline. Because you know, "Discipline is the power of the defense force."

  2. I wake up early to do exercise and learn new things with a refreshed mind: If you're living in a big city right now, I bet that you also feel excellent if you take a little exercise in the morning. Because in the afternoon, after working long hours, we are exhausted and don't want to do anything, right? Do you agree breathing in the morning is the best? Oh, perhaps, it's only working for me, hehe.

  3. Waking up earlier also helps me build new good habits and eradicate bad habits: I'm not a big fan of social media(I mean using social media many hours per day). However, in my outlook, many young people surf social networking sites to catch up on the latest drama before going to bed. It's not my life; my life is in the present. I don't want to do this because it can affect my productivity the next day. Not to mention, using electronic gadgets can be affected your sleep quality.

  4. The most important thing I feel great about after waking up earlier is that "sense of achievement": After waking up, I tell myself that "Oh, I just finished my first task today, next task….come on".

  5. Furthermore, I will have more time if I wake up early: I usually wake up at 5:30-6:00. In remote work months, I don't need to go to the office; from 6:00-8:30, I spend all my time learning English and prepare breakfast. Many people know the importance of having breakfast, but numerous people skip this meal. If you are one of them, I guess you wake up late and don't have time to prepare or buy breakfast. Am I right?

  6. Make a plan: I used to use Bullet Journal and Google Calendar to manage my time. If you don't have one, you can try it because it motivates you to wake up early to finish everything in the morning.

In the Atomic Habits of James Clear. I love the point in this book: "If you improve by 1% better every day, you will be better 37 times after a year".

3. My recommendation for everyone

I was surprised because my comment had more than 400 likes(10/8/2022) and became the most liked comment in the video "Wake up 5.30 am continuously after 6 months: What did I learn?" by Duy Thanh Nguyen channel. You can watch the original video at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6VVAZDFI7c&lc=Ugw9_9uDxJ8dt3lYZaF4AaABAg.9bnIi646SpL9eIelL4qJIs

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Summary

There are the six key lessons from waking up early I learned. I hope that it can be helpful for you and motivate you to build up good habits.


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