I know, it’s hard… The bed is soft, warm and cozy while the reality outside of your queen sized cocoon is not. I get it, but I am here to convince you to wake up early anyway. Before you roll your eyes and think that I am just like every other (crazy) morning person who you can’t relate to, let me tell you that I used to struggle with this enormously. During my college years, getting up before 9 seemed like a completely absurd exercise, much like running a marathon or bungee jumping.
While I have been waking up at 6AM on autopilot for the better part of the last 4 years, I didn’t realize the value of waking up early until an unusually warm September morning last year. That Tuesday began like any other. In total darkness, I rubbed my eyes and reached out to grab my phone that gingerly rested on the nightstand. Time-check, 6.15AM… I panic and leap out of bed.