This morning I smoked a Principle Accomplice Classic Robusto for review while I worked in the garage. I love the Accomplice lineup, and this cigar in particular. If you want to know more of my thoughts you can check out the full review here.
As for today’s topic - I’m a morning person. I have always had a distaste for sleeping in. I am a busy body, I like to keep moving, and I like to make the most of my day. I have always found that when I sleep in I feel that I lost a great portion of my day.
As I have gotten older and honed in on my routine and assessed my life, tendencies, and practices, I have realized that the reason I have always felt that way is because I seem to have the most mental clarity first thing in the morning. This allows me to operate at my highest level, both physically and mentally.
I do enjoy sleep, however, I truly enjoy the act of rising early, doing a few things to prepare, get ready and the blood flowing, and then getting into something productive and thought provoking. Through the week that something is typically working on whatever I am building in the garage. I wake up at 4:30 so I am able to get 30 to 40 minutes of work in, and I accomplish much more in a week of mornings doing that than I do with a 2 to 3 hour block of time, midday, on a weekend. My mind is fresh and focused, my actions are more methodical and accurate, and my creativity seems to be at its peak.
If it is cold like it has been recently, sometimes I elect to sit and read for that time in place of working in the garage. However, I will opt to read something advantageous to my growth because, again, I have the most mental clarity and get the largest benefit from it. On the weekends, I do typically sleep in till 6-6:30ish, but ALWAYS allow myself some time to get moving and do some reading before I get my daughter up.
Are you a morning, afternoon, or evening person? There is no right or wrong answer, no better or worse preference. I believe sayings like “the early bird gets the worm” are damaging. They’re called “nightcrawlers” for a reason…