Mircea Dinoiu

How I managed to wake up in the morning

August 15, 2017

I usually get into the office at 10:30 which is the latest I can get by the company policy. There’s also a standup meeting at that time, so it’s not a choice to arrive later + stay late.

So why I wake up in the morning? To get to the office. If that wouldn’t be the case, I would probably wake up at 11:00-12:00.

I always wanted to be a morning person. There wouldn’t be that hurry when you wake up at 10:00, then make it to the daily call at 10:30. I tried waking up early so I could drink my coffee, read some news, maybe play some video games? But after 1 or 2 days, I was like what’s the point, I can do these in the evening, sleeping feels better.

Until recently when I read this book: The Miracle Morning (by Hal Elrod). The author provides some techniques that will help you achieve waking up for yourself instead waking up for some job you would get to as late as possible. We need discipline and time for ourselves to focus on long term goals. We don’t have to sleep 12 hours, we only need to sleep as much as we tell ourselves.

Afterwards, I started waking up at 8:00 and do my Miracle Morning before going to the office. Results (like increased positivity, energy) started showing up after few days of practicing. I don’t even need alarm anymore as my body clock already got used to waking up around 8:00.

Have a good read! ʘ‿ʘ

Kyle Mathews
Front End Dev living in Bay Area. I love video games and snowboarding.