This is a very interesting article. I agree with you on some points and disagree on others.
I have always been a night owl. I used to tell myself that I worked best between 9PM and 3AM. That was in my late teens and 20s.
I have used the 5AM routine for almost a year now and I think there are some key elements you need to take into consideration.
- Why are you doing it? If you’re just doing it because Musk has done it and you don’t know why, you’re just a confused person. Go back to bed.
- If you have clear goals and a plan, 5AM — 7 AM is a goldmine in creativity and work. Noone is awake to bother you and traffic hasn’t really started yet. It is all about you.
- As I mentioned, if you don’t know what to do, you’re lost. I found that I needed a clear plan for the next day.
- To me, it is easier to focus in the morning. Reading research papers at night when the head was filled with a full day and traveling thoughts took longer. It was also hard to digest the material.
I’m not bothered by the dark, but I do find it soothing when the sun rises. It’s the morning aaaaaahhhh moment :)
Here’s my story on why 5am works for me :)
The research and data on the claim that women who don’t sunbathe are twice likely to die, I’d like to see. That sounds completely crazy and can’t be true. It sounds like a classic an action is not linked to the cause.