How waking up at 5am changed my life

How waking up at 5am changed my life

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Not enough hours in the day? 

You might want to give this Dr Diamonds approved schedule a go.  

Some background before I explain how waking up before most of the world changed my life. 

My first year of medical school was, to my surprise, not as time demanding as I would have imagined, and this was no better time to get my body in shape.

I turned to YouTube, more specifically Gymshark athletes on YouTube, to learn how to get into the best shape of my life. 

This is what inspired me to start my YouTube channel. 

Fast forward 5 years and a lot has changed. 

Medical school has never been so demanding, I’ve been a Gymshark athlete for the past two years, started multiple businesses, while running a YouTube channel approaching 300,000 subscribers. 

I found myself having no time.

My usual schedule just wasn’t cutting it.

 As most of us do these days, I turned to the internet for my answers. And what did I find? Testimonials from CEO’s such as Sir. Richard Branson (Virgin), Tim Cook (Apple), Bob Iger (Disney) preaching waking up at 5am. 

My first thought? That is insane, why wake up so early? 

Then I started to think… 

The arguments were compelling to wake up at 5am - no distractions (phone’s, computers and people), better concentration levels, uninterrupted workouts, being on time to classes, saving time with shorter commutes. 

So, I decided to do it.

Yes, the first week was tough, but I was seeing results already. 

I was on the ball in class because I had read before, the gym was out the way because I was in and out of the gym before everyone else. 

After a month, there was an improved performance in my grades, my diet and training were on point, and going to the movies for some down-time had never been so guilt free.

 Waking up at 5am was also forcing me to sleep by 10pm. By default, this was helping me not waste time watching series and scrolling through social media. 

My focus with this routine was laser sharp.

Have you ever not wanted to do something because it was too hard not too? 

You end up doing it and thank yourself that you did (like going to the gym for example) - the same applied to waking up at 5am. 

I’ve been feeling like a machine lately. 

Give it a try. 

Would you give 5am starts a go? Let us know in the comments below. 

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