These 6 Things Will Happen If You Start Your Day at 5 AM 282

why get up at 5 am

If you’re not that productive, don’t have enough time to work on your personal projects and see no progress, here’s the solution: start getting up at 5 am and wonderful things will start happening in your life.

Getting up insanely early is the first habit of highly successful people all popular sites write about. Obviously it’s what CEOs and everyone that achieves a lot do.

Why Start Your Day at 5 AM?

Here’s what will change once you start doing this:

1. You’ll have more hours for productive work.

One of the reasons the high achievers I mentioned get results in such a short time is because they get up much earlier than others.

And even if you have a job you’re trying to quit and move forward in life, you can still create 2 more hours just to focus on the things you’re working on that will eventually help you get there.

2. It’s the ultimate willpower exercise.

No one actually wants to get out of bed that early. It’s just not in our nature, plus we’re used to doing what feels good and avoid any discomfort.

But opening your eyes at 5 am and immediately waking up to start your day and do what you know you should be doing, is one of the greatest habits you can build.

3. You can make the most of the morning.

We’ve all heard about the miracle morning, the peace that can be felt in the early hours of the day when most people haven’t even started it, and the inspiration that can be found then.

But have you really experienced it?

You haven’t, if you never leave bed before 7 am. Because the real magic is before dawn.

It’s when you have everything just for yourself, the silence, the nature waking up together with you, the creative flow, the peace.
It’s a blessing you can appreciate only if you give it a try.

Here’s a book on how to create the ideal morning routine that might be useful. It goes together with another one on 101 morning rituals of famous and average people (selected ones).

4. You’ll start going to bed early.

I think it’s worth being sleep deprived for a few days and still get up at 5 just to develop the habit.

Soon you’ll be so exhausted in the evening that you’ll go to bed quite early too. And you’ll finally have a fixed sleep schedule which is exactly how purpose-driven and productive people are living.

5. You can find laser-sharp focus.

The absolute focus requires no people around, no notifications, no noise, no others tasks that you should be doing at the same time, no need to hurry.
And the only time you can find that is the early morning.

It’s worth leaving bed at 5 am, as you can start a business from scratch and start making money and quit your job just because of the 2 hours of focused work you’ll be dedicating every single day.

That’s 700 per year. Just enough to offer value and deserve to get paid for your hard work and persistence, without other people in your life even noticing.

6. It’s your me time.

Only then can you do whatever you want to do without being judged, without others even knowing about it.

Be it writing a book, working out, meditating, reading, learning a foreign language, or doing other creative and pleasant work.

It’s the only part of the day that offers you so much peace, silence, solitude and inspiration. So make the best of it.

Give waking up at 5 am a try. In the first month it will be hard. But in the long-term, the changes you’ll experience are unbelievable.

What time do you wake up? Do you think you can start your day even earlier?
And what will you do with an hour or two extra?

See also:

21 tips to wake up early
What time do top CEOs wake up?
29 successful people who wake up really early

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5 Smart Ways to Incorporate Technology into Your Home 18

5 Smart Ways to Incorporate Technology into Your Home

A smart home was something we could only see in sci-fi movies just a few years ago. Today, smart technology is becoming more available in terms of prices and offers. Therefore, it’s not so surprising that many homeowners are choosing to introduce technology into their homes and make their lives more convenient, safe, cost-efficient and fun.

In fact, a recent report predicted that a global smart home platform revenue will increase from $4.2 billion (2017) to $39.5 billion (2026).

There is no doubt that the concept of a smart home will revolutionize our interaction with our interior, and impact various other aspects, such as the potential resale value of our properties. Knowing all this, it seems wise to start thinking about the ways to incorporate new technology into your home, today. Here are our top five.

Be smart – save energy

If there are two trends that have marked the previous year when it comes to home design, those are energy-efficiency and new technologies.

So, why not combine them and make smart technology work for you and help you save money on your electricity and heating bills? Your first step towards doing that is installing smart lighting. This change will enable you to remotely manage all the light bulbs in your home by using an app, so you won’t have to wonder whether you left your lights on ever again. The best way to use this technology is to pair it with LED bulbs and thus maximize your savings.

Another popular upgrade that helps you save money and automate your home is a smart thermostat. This device connects to your home Wi-Fi and allows you to set the desired temperature no matter where you are. Some models can even remember your habits and adjust the temperature accordingly.

An important safety upgrade

The times we are living in may be new and exciting, but they are still dangerous. That’s why you should do everything you can to make sure that your household is protected both from the unwanted guest as well as various hazards.

Smart home security takes care of that by offering state-of-the-art locks, high-resolution cameras, smoke detectors and motion-triggered alarms. Compared to the traditional security systems, smart security systems will not only alert everybody with a loud alarm but can also send an alert to your phone in case of emergency.

Comfort and convenience with smart furniture

Smart furniture is not being discussed enough, and we’re here to change that. It is set to completely change the way we live our lives.

Let’s start with a smart table or side table. These pieces can feature LED lights, Bluetooth speakers and wireless phone chargers.

The innovative smart sofas offer similar perks but with more coziness. Besides LED lights and speakers, they provide you with a convenient place to charge your phone, allowing you to have everything you need at your fingertips.

Other innovative pieces include color-changing wardrobes and TVs that can be “masked” into artwork, when turned off.

Make everything work together – smart hubs

You might find it difficult to control all your smart gadgets individually. A smart hub allows you to create a centralized system where all your devices are connected to the cloud, and you don’t need more than one app to manage all of them.

Additionally, smart hubs enable you to automate your devices. For example, this would mean that as soon as you unlock the door (using a smart lock, of course), the light in your entryway will be turned on and the thermostat will set the optimal temperature.

The only problem with smart hubs is that this new technology is still in its infancy, and there are too many manufacturers who do not collaborate. This makes pairing up devices from different manufacturers into one hub impossible. Until that changes, to avoid any problems, you should buy the products from the same brand.

A helping hand voice

If you are among those people who remember the Halloween special episode of the Simpsons on the mention of a smart home assistant, don’t be afraid. The assistants of the real world are nothing like Ultrahouse 3000 voiced by Pierce Brosnan. In fact, this technology can make your life a lot easier by helping you make the home automation run smoothly.

Just like Cortana and Siri are improving the smartphone user experience, smart home assistants will make your life easier.

They can be set to react to voice commands, which allows you to control various smart home features without having to use any app. Also, if you have a camera above your entrance and a smart lock, your assistant can unlock the door when they recognize your face.

It’s an exciting time to be alive, and we are sure that there are plenty other surprising smart home innovations on the horizon. Until then, try out these five, and see for yourself how they can change your life.

About The Author

Emma is a writer and a home décor enthusiast. She believes that good design can be found at the intersection between beautiful and functional. Her inspiration comes from traveling and exposing herself to new experiences.

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