People who wake up at 4/5 am, what’s your typical day like? I’ve been doing that for a couple of months and am exhausted by 4 pm and in bed by 8/9. Am I just not a morning person? How does your energy levels fluctuate through the day?

Edit: is there any way I could stay productive upto 10 pm? Anything that has worked for you?

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Assuming you mean 8/9 pm, this would be a normal, 8-hour sleeping schedule for someone up at 4/5

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It makes me sad too. 😂
My job is usually just 8-10 hours, but I’ve a couple of other stuff going on as well till the end of this year unfortunately and the emotional exhaustion is killing me. :(

Alarm at 5:30. coffee. walk the dog. maybe a bar.
Gym 6:30-8.
Home by 8ish. Shower. breakfast. quick 2nd walk for the dog [he needs a lot of exercise].
8:45ish, log on for first call at 9.
work until about 6. walk the dog.
dinner. tv/netflix
unwind around 9:30 for lights off by 10.

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I wake up at 4:30 am most days. Work out from 5-7 am and take my kids to school by 8:30 am. Work from 8:30-5:30 ish and usually in bed by 9 pm. It can be tiring, but it’s the only way I can get a solid workout in, etc.

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Yeah, this is exactly how I feel. :(

What I do everyday:

Up at 4:30-4:40
Pre workout snack and coffee- 4:45-4:50
Workout from 5-6:30
Clean up/dishes/ feed the cat 6:30-7
Shower at 7
Eat breakfast and clock in at 8
Snack at 10/11
Lunch by 12:30/1
Clock out and have a snack at 3:30/4
Dinner at 5:30/6
Downtime 7-8:30
Prep for next day 8:30-9
In bed going to sleep by 9:15

Eating every two to three hours really helps keep my energy levels stable throughout the day, my snacks are usually things like green yogurt w/berries or a protein shake

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Glad I could help!!

Me reading all these comments from bed at 8 am😳

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Mostly my circumstances. 😂
Me as a person still suck. Lol

Here are some tricks I use:
Going to bed early helps.
I keep the blinds open on one of my windows so I naturally wake up with the sun atleast.
I keep a mug warmer on my night stand and drink warm water once I wake up.
I increase the heating in my room when I don’t have the motivation to get out of bed.
Sometimes it takes me upto an hour to get out of bed though. :(

There’s nothing wrong with being a night owl if you can make it work for you. Good luck!

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Assuming you mean 8/9am, pay attention to what you’re doing/eating in those first few hours, as that matters a lot. Complex carbs in the morning help me stay energetic longer. and I do some cardio help me start my day.

Are you getting enough sleep as well? If you meant you get tired by 8/9 pm that’s normal, please sleep 😂

I also take vitamin D supplements!

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What do you usually have in those first few hours?

I sleep around 6 hours as per my Fitbit. I’m in bed by 9, but I guess my sleep quality is not that great which makes me extra exhausted and affects my focus through the day.

Already taking vitamin D supplements too!

I get up at 5:30 to workout like others here. I’m just too tired at the end of the work day. I don’t have kids, its just best for me. I go to bed by ten at the latest

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