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Getting Up at 5 a.m. Will Change Your Life

What do think about this guy Jeff Sanders and other "productivity" gurus?

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by Anonymousreply 178Last Saturday at 7:31 PM

He will kill himself at 50.

by Anonymousreply 112/13/2019

He looks very clean, all over.

by Anonymousreply 212/13/2019

Waking up at 5 am gets annoying eventually.

by Anonymousreply 312/13/2019

It did change my life, I was exhausted from dawn til dusk and got nothing done. Getting up at 7 a.m. is much better.

by Anonymousreply 412/13/2019

It will change you into a nasty person like Meghan Markle.

by Anonymousreply 512/13/2019

I prefer to wake up around 10:30 whenever possible.

by Anonymousreply 612/13/2019

Getting up at 5:00 AM is fine, if you you are in bed by 9:00 PM. It will change your life, but not in the way he thinks.

by Anonymousreply 712/13/2019

R7 I agree, it's fine and all. When I was in college I worked at a grocery store part time and my shift hours were 6:30 to 11:30 am and then I took classes in the afternoon. It wasn't really life changing and I lived walking distance to the store.

by Anonymousreply 812/13/2019

R7 I agree, it's fine and all. When I was in college I worked at a grocery store part time and my shift hours were 6:30 to 11:30 am and then I took classes in the afternoon. It wasn't really life changing and I lived walking distance to the store.

by Anonymousreply 912/13/2019

I'm with R4. I'd rather get up at a time more in line with my body clock a couple hours later and keep up the pace all day than get up at 5 and spend 11am to 11pm in a stupor.

by Anonymousreply 1012/13/2019

I bet this guy probably lifts ideas from other productivity gurus.

by Anonymousreply 1112/13/2019

I work 2nd shift. I sometimes go to bed at 5am.

by Anonymousreply 1212/13/2019

So will sticking knitting needles in your eyes, but that doesn't mean I'm gonna be trying THAT any time soon, either.

by Anonymousreply 1312/13/2019

This dude is just another "influencer" trying to act like he has discovered the fountain of youth. Nevermind that loads of people have said many variations of this same thing over and over again. But he'll get millions of "views" for sure.

by Anonymousreply 1412/13/2019

[quote] I bet this guy probably lifts ideas from other productivity gurus.

They all do that. There's not much original substance to any of their programs. And they're always cross-promoting each other, interviewing eachother on their podcasts and YouTube channels.

They all want to be the next Tim Robbins or Jack Canfield.

by Anonymousreply 1512/13/2019

They're frauds.

by Anonymousreply 1612/13/2019

Getting up at 5 am every day will teach you that most stores aren’t open until 10 at the earliest.

by Anonymousreply 1712/13/2019

[quote]But I do make my bed everyday

The guy I knew who bragged about making his bed every day went to graduate school, couldn't get work, became a male prostitute, and died of natural causes or killed himself.

by Anonymousreply 1812/13/2019

Yes, but I’ll bet he died with a made bed.

by Anonymousreply 1912/13/2019

How many bullshit life coaches does this world need?

I cannot go to a chamber of commerce event in my town without having to talk to at least 4 or 5 of them who are buzzing around. Then they're on TV. Then they're on the internet following you around in ads.

It's awful.

by Anonymousreply 2012/13/2019

R15 Why would anyone want to be Tim Robbins?

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by Anonymousreply 2112/13/2019

Although it IS a good picture of him.^^

by Anonymousreply 2212/13/2019

Tony Robbins had the sense to get in early.

Oh, and now they all self-publish some 25-page booklet, and call themselves best-selling authors.

by Anonymousreply 2312/13/2019

lol r21!

I meant Tony Robbins.

by Anonymousreply 2412/13/2019

[quote] Getting up at 5:00 AM is fine, if you you are in bed by 9:00 PM. It will change your life, but not in the way he thinks.

How, then?

Sincere question.

by Anonymousreply 2512/13/2019

Waking up at 5 am will change your life by changing you from a 24 year old to a 44 year old eventually. Yay for change!

by Anonymousreply 2612/13/2019

It’s much better to wake up at noon.

by Anonymousreply 2712/13/2019

No, getting up and getting your shit done every day will change your life. It doesn't matter what time you wake up.

by Anonymousreply 2812/13/2019

R28 Hear, hear!

by Anonymousreply 2912/13/2019

Casey Niedstat (sp?) does this as well. I think he gets up at 4 am though. Goes to bed at 11 pm based off some Navy Seal guy's routine. Supposed to be more productive with all that extra time.

by Anonymousreply 3012/13/2019

that's crazy, r30. People need more than 5 hours of sleep. I have trouble sleeping so I know that I am not as productive when I get less than six hours of sleep, and over a prolonged time, I really see a diminished quality of life.

by Anonymousreply 3112/13/2019

No it won't. It'll make you go to bed at 8am like an old person. Sigh, tiring, stale advice.

by Anonymousreply 3212/13/2019

I had to do this for an insane job for 5 years. It nearly destroyed me physically and mentally. Some people are just wired differently and can function on less sleep. And they don’t have severe insomnia like I have. Those people are more successful in most jobs - they just have more energy and a biological advantage in the capitalism game.

In fact I know very few successful people in my field who get 8 hours sleep - and most do get up at 5AM. But it’s a cause/effect confusion that implies by getting up at 5, you will be more successful. Physically and mentally, I can’t.

by Anonymousreply 3312/13/2019

I hate people who are oddly righteous about being early birds. I'd rather be smacked upside the head with a cast iron pan than attend anything between 7-830am timeframe on any given morning.

by Anonymousreply 3412/13/2019

Tangent: my Mom used to say, if you want something done, give it to a busy man.

It’s not intuitive, because you might think a busy man couldn’t fit in another task, but a busy man, one who might get up at 5 am, gets things done, not like some sleepyhead.

I used to be a busy man, but now I’m a sleepyhead. I am less stressed, that’s for sure.

by Anonymousreply 3512/13/2019

The reason some of us feel like shit being forced to get up early is because we are natural night owls. Our brains are literally different than those of early risers. It's not a character defect, it's science.

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by Anonymousreply 3612/13/2019

This really depends on the person, as many posters have stated. It took me 6 years, but I’ve finally figured out that I am much more productive in the morning. So the analytical audits that I’m required to complete for work start first thing in the morning. I might even work remote for an hour or two starting at 6:30am because I have so much clarity in the morning.

Whatever I do, I know that I am the most productive between 6-11am. When I’m forced to stay late on a big project my focus is shot and mistakes are more likely to occur.

Additinally, when I have a complicated major life decision or work issue, that doesn’t require immediate action, I will review all my options but sleep on it before making a decision. I’ve accepted the fact that I am not a highly intelligent person, so I need time for my brain to process the information.

A 5am start time has been wonderful for my daily objectives. I don’t do anything worth while late at night so I’ve started making sleep a priority. But each their own.

by Anonymousreply 3712/13/2019

If could pick my own workday hours it would be 11 am - 7 pm or noon - 8 pm. I would stay up until 2 am and sleep until 9 am, go to the gym and then head to work.

by Anonymousreply 3812/13/2019

“I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Psychology from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. My wife Tessa and I live in Nashville, Tennessee with our daughter, Maisie, and pug, Benny.”

Mmmmm Kay.

by Anonymousreply 3912/13/2019

A lot of these people are liars. How many times have you gone on a diet or started a regimen of any kind and been all evangelical about it for week or a month, and then the bottom falls out.

Trump always said he got just 4 or so hours of sleep a night. My naive, workaholic immigrant husband read this in a book nearly two decades before the current hellscape was even imaginable and would tut-tut me for saying I needed a solid 9 hours a night back then. "That's more sleep than Donald Trump gets in three days!" Well , we all know his daily routine now-- that was either not true or at least not sustainable, not once they stopped selling mini-thins at the gas station, anyway.

I get by on 6-7 a night now. I use 4 scoops of coffee to make a pot and got threw a few of those a day. You do what you have to do. But fuck getting up at 5.

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by Anonymousreply 4112/13/2019

I wake up naturally by 0500 if not earlier, like it or not. I get a shit ton of stuff done by 0900, even including my morning commute, and on the rare morning I sleep later I get stressed out because I’m used to having so much done by the time my coworkers start to wander in.

Mr. Sanders could coach his dick in my mouth but only if he promises to shut up – I fail to see what qualifies him to improve the plans or plight of any random stranger in his proffered 1-hour window.

by Anonymousreply 4212/13/2019

Not all of us are 18 year old marines.

by Anonymousreply 4312/13/2019

When I worked I had to be up by 4:30 and trust me, it didn't change my life. However since I have retired about 10 years ago, I have set an alarm clock maybe 5 times and being able to sleep until I woke up and say in bed until I felt like getting up has changed my life and enjoyment a great deal.

by Anonymousreply 4412/13/2019

I get up at 5 am to pee; then I go back to sleep. I am a happy, congenial friend to all.

by Anonymousreply 4512/13/2019

I don’t want to be productive - I want to be happy. Slaving away for a sociopathic corporation is the exact opposite of happiness. I finally learned to love life after stopping being “productive”, sleeping when and how long my body dictates and finding joy in being in the moment doing nothing.

by Anonymousreply 4612/13/2019

He gets up at 5:00 am to quietly slink out of his Grindr date’s apartment and head back home.

by Anonymousreply 4712/13/2019

Night owl here. I can attest to every day at work, getting mostly nothing done until after lunch. I sit there like a zombie in the mornings and try to work, but my best work is done after noon.

I have a friend who keeps insisting I need to wake up at 5am and go work out with her. I keep telling her to kindly fuck off. Right now, I'm lucky if I get 6 hours of sleep a night. I'm 50 and even as a kid, I would sneak out of my room and listen to my parents watch the Tonight Show because I couldn't sleep.

by Anonymousreply 4812/13/2019

R48, does coffee do anything for you? Coffee makes me feel good in the morning but it doesn't really help me focus. I feel like no matter what time I wake up, I always focus better when I have 8-10 hours of sleep.

by Anonymousreply 4912/13/2019

I think the real secret is whatever works for you as long as you work out. Getting that healthy, strength building excercise in and enough sleep in is more important. How ever makes sense to you.

by Anonymousreply 5012/13/2019

I get up at 5am. Life still sucks. Fuck that asshole.

by Anonymousreply 5112/13/2019

He acts like he invented the wheel Every "self help" guru is spouting off about getting up early now

by Anonymousreply 5212/13/2019

It's all a trade-off. If you get up super early, then you'll have more productive mornings, but start dragging by early afternoon. And if you wake-up later, then your afternoons tend to be more productive and you tend to have a more active social life after work. It's whatever works for you.

by Anonymousreply 5312/13/2019

All these insta types just rip each other off and recycle each other’s “inspirational” crap.

by Anonymousreply 5412/13/2019

r49, I love coffee. It helps a little. For the most part though, even after my third cup, I will find myself almost dozing off at my desk. And then when I get home, I'm so tired from lack of sleep in the mornings that working out seems like the last thing I want to do.

And yes, I am fat. I often wonder how many other obsese people are night owls forced to conform to a 9-6 world.

by Anonymousreply 5512/13/2019

If you get up at 5:00 am, then you'll miss Dancing With The Stars, that Viola Davis show where she teaches people to murder and Law & Order: Child Abduction.

There is no good tv on until late night.

by Anonymousreply 5612/13/2019

WHET the nurse that plugged some sporting outfit in the midst of telling the death of one of his patient? Those "influencers" are really something.

by Anonymousreply 5712/13/2019

What a doofus. Not everybody's internal clock (circadian rhythm) is the same.

by Anonymousreply 5812/13/2019

R46 Well put! BTDT with the sociopathic corporation. Getting up at 6 am is early enough. I can work out and get to the office in plenty of time to get a head start on the day. No, I'm not a morning person, but this routine keeps me out of trouble.

by Anonymousreply 5912/13/2019

[quote]I hate people who are oddly righteous about being early birds. I'd rather be smacked upside the head with a cast iron pan than attend anything between 7-830am timeframe on any given morning.

I know the type that you're talking about. I do know a few people who do enjoy waking up early, but they don't make a big deal about it.

by Anonymousreply 6012/13/2019

R55, what you're saying makes so much sense. I feel very hungry until the weekend which is where I get my best sleep.

by Anonymousreply 6112/13/2019

I get u p at 4 or 5 every day. I love getting up at that hour.

by Anonymousreply 6212/13/2019

We're up at the crack of noon every day whether we need to or not!

by Anonymousreply 6312/13/2019

R62 It's just the opposite for me. Best work schedule I've ever had is 2pm to 10pm. Usually work out, exercise around midnight, then eat-relax and take care of stuff, and go to bed around 4-5am. Up around noon.

by Anonymousreply 6412/13/2019

R40, I had college roommates who regularly got just 4 hours of sleep nightly and never took any special meds or drank more than a couple of cups of coffee daily. They said that even on weekends and vacations they were very energetic, and had been like that since they were very young children.

by Anonymousreply 6512/13/2019

I'm not even an early afternoon person, never mind a morning person.

by Anonymousreply 6612/13/2019

I have tried to force myself to wake up at 5am to test the claims of supposedly having more clarity and enjoying the quiet “me” time and as far as I’m concerned, it’s depressing and pointless waking up that early. All I can do is countdown the remaining time until I have to go to work which is depressing. I’d rather not face a workday until I absolutely have to and that means not waking up until I absolutely have to. Even on the weekend when I don’t have to work, there is nothing to do that early. I don’t care about the sunrise and only Walmart and a few fast food restaurants are open that early. And don’t suggest going to the gym because I’ve tried that early in the morning and that was miserable too.

Some people are simply not morning people. In fact, I’m a night owl. What’s really strange is that my energy seems to increase and I have more clarity after 10pm.

by Anonymousreply 6712/13/2019

R67, you just explained perfectly why I see no point to waking up that early. Going to work is something I dread, so the longer I am asleep before it, the less I have to think about it. Then, I get up and go and all day long I look forward to being home again where my life belongs to me. I live alone and on weekends, there isn't much to do but maybe clean and, if I'm lucky, have dinner with a friend. So no point to waking up early on the weekend either. In fact, just writing that makes me realize my life is pretty empty. Maybe I need a cat.

by Anonymousreply 6812/13/2019

[quote]What do think about this guy Jeff Sanders

He looks insufferable.

by Anonymousreply 6912/13/2019

I tried it and I was ready for a nap by 3 pm.

by Anonymousreply 7012/13/2019

I like to wake up around 5 am and turn on Morning Joe to see what the morning news is, but then I fall back to sleep for a couple more hours.

by Anonymousreply 7112/13/2019

Okay, if you get up at 5 a.m., does that mean cocktail hour starts around 10 or a 11 am? Too bright, I think. Could be scary.

by Anonymousreply 7212/13/2019

If I had to be up that early, I would probably react the way Vera Charles did.

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by Anonymousreply 7312/13/2019

I only get up that early if I have to catch a flight.

by Anonymousreply 7412/13/2019

I'm going to watch Bell, Book & Candle as I drift off to sleep tonight, which I'm about to do. That's my "go to sleep" movie that I watch during the holidays when I'm ready to go to sleep. I rotate the movies/shows as the seasons change. Or maybe I'll watch "The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane" tonight. That's a very relaxing movie, too.

by Anonymousreply 7512/13/2019

R75 Don’t forget your set your alarm for 5am!

by Anonymousreply 7612/13/2019

[quote]I'm going to watch Bell, Book & Candle as I drift off to sleep

Good plan. Jimmy Stewart puts me to sleep instantly.

by Anonymousreply 7712/14/2019

[quote] He looks insufferable.

I had to listen to his podcast to get to that conclusion. He sounds overcaffeinated, too.

by Anonymousreply 7812/14/2019

Yes, I am getting up at 5 am because of the general strike and it has changed me into grumpy, jumpy, tired and with a general lack of patience.

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by Anonymousreply 7912/14/2019

Love it

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by Anonymousreply 8012/14/2019

[quote]My wife Tessa and I live in Nashville, Tennessee with our daughter, Maisie, and pug, Benny.

That queen is married?

by Anonymousreply 8112/14/2019

Bullshit. I've been waking up at 5am for the last 6 months due to work and at 5pm i'm crashing so hard that I have to take a 2 hour nap.

by Anonymousreply 8212/14/2019

[quote]That queen is married?

Gayface for days.

by Anonymousreply 8312/14/2019

Don't people usually start getting up earlier, going to sleep earlier as they get older and their lives change?

Friends of mine who have kids are now much more on the kids schedules, which means going to sleep by 9 or 10 and waking up at 5:30 or 6

by Anonymousreply 8412/14/2019

I much prefer 5 pm.

by Anonymousreply 8512/14/2019

I've been waking up at 3.30 am most mornings the past 6 months. This has been because of my health regime. I had let myself go a bit the past 18 months, and because I live in a sporty (but safe at night) area and was too embarrassed to jog during the day or visit a gym during regular hours, so I would jog a mile at night and visit the deserted gym for stealth visits for a couple of hours in the very early AM. It's slow going, and I really regret letting myself have to get to this point, but am now feeling better about facing people in those situations. It IS really great having that time to myself in the morning, it's so energizing.

by Anonymousreply 8612/14/2019

[quote] This has been because of my health regime.

As opposed to your health regimen?

by Anonymousreply 8712/14/2019

If Jeff Sanders were lying in my bed, I would gladly awake each morning at 5:00 AM.

by Anonymousreply 8812/14/2019

B. A. from Truman State? Well, why didn't you say that in the beginning? Color me IMPRESSED!

And I put a little of this snake oil on my temples each night you say?

by Anonymousreply 8912/14/2019

He's in that "productivity" branch of the self improvement industry.

by Anonymousreply 9012/14/2019

This clown's earth-shaking "secret" is at least as old as Benjamin Franklin.

You know: "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise."

by Anonymousreply 9112/14/2019

No matter what time you wake up, you should get as drunk as you can, as fast as you can.

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by Anonymousreply 9212/15/2019

Getting up at 5am tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, I'll let you know OP.

by Anonymousreply 9312/16/2019

I get up around 5 am weekdays to go to this job I have now. I have no choice but I don’t really mind . Of course I would gladly stay in the warmth of my bed instead.

Did it change my life? Yeah, I now have to wake up earlier.

by Anonymousreply 9412/16/2019

[quote]I've been waking up at 3.30 am most mornings the past 6 months.

3:30 am??! WTF time do you go to bed? 8pm?

by Anonymousreply 9512/16/2019

I'm going to bed now. I will put on Bell, Book & Candle and probably drift off to sleep by the time Jimmy Stewart and Janice Rule make it to the Zodiac Club.

by Anonymousreply 9612/16/2019

Yeah right. I get yo at 5:30 am 5 days a week and that’s enough. Sleeping in when you can is the secret to happiness.

by Anonymousreply 9712/16/2019

For all of you getting up at 5 a.m. just so you can commute to your 6 a.m. job, Jeff Sanders and his ilk might advise you to get up at 3 a.m. so you'll have time to meditate, drink a green smoothie, go for a run, and brainstorm ideas for that million-dollar business you want to start up.

by Anonymousreply 9812/17/2019

His target audience seems to be self employed (and wannabe) types, not people who have to clock in somewhere.

by Anonymousreply 9912/17/2019

My ex was a goddamn 5 am-er and would be dead asleep by 9 pm. Morally uppity, judgmental, uptight.

You're born a morning or night person. Evolutionarily, we're meant to be different. The early birds keep the morning watch and the night owls keep guard in the late hours.

by Anonymousreply 10012/17/2019

Same here R100 - but fortunately he is not a judgy person. But there are days where I feel like we are ships passing in the....daylight. I get up at 11 and go to bed around 1-2. He is up at 5 and in bed by 8. Works fine.

by Anonymousreply 10112/17/2019

That's true of all these people. I swear their biggest clients are other life coaches who are further down on the chain.

by Anonymousreply 10212/17/2019

Has anyone else listened to his podcast?

At least listen to the intro! It's hilarious.

Report back.

by Anonymousreply 10312/17/2019

R55 - another middle-aged, overweight night owl here. There were a couple of times in my career where I took off a few months between jobs and both times I lost weight without trying. Both times, eventually I fell into my night owl habits, which weren’t a problem in my twenties like they are now. Both times I stopped using an alarm clock and always slept 7.5 hours. Unfortunately now that I’m back to the 8-6 work life, on the weekends I still wake up early, without an alarm, sometimes after staying up to 2am indulging my restless brain.

by Anonymousreply 10412/17/2019

Exactly my experience R104 . Not fighting my body clock to keep up with the corporate hellscape resulted in lost weight, elimination of GI issues, end of depression, rebound in energy. Amazing. The early risers are lucky - they fit in with corporate culture. But I’ve accepted now I’m different.

by Anonymousreply 10512/17/2019

I used to have to wake up at 3:30, sometimes I would just stay up all night because I felt worse if I went to bed for a short time and then had to wake up. It was for 6 months, since it was for a finite amount of time I did it but if I had to live that way I would be suicidal. Unless I was getting paid millions like the morning show people to get up that early.

by Anonymousreply 10612/18/2019

I used to get up a 0442. My life was changed. *Next*

by Anonymousreply 10712/18/2019

I used to get up at 5:00, make a small, beautifully formed bm, have some tea, pick my nose, and then get back into my Barcalounger with my sweet little cat Miss Sissyboodles

by Anonymousreply 10812/19/2019

The only thing forcing myself to wake up at 5am will do is make me more of a bitch than I already am.

by Anonymousreply 10912/19/2019

How is Jeff Sanders faring during the COVID-19 panic? Does he have enough toilet paper?

by Anonymousreply 11003/19/2020

oh goody, more hours to be a tiresome huckster.

by Anonymousreply 11103/19/2020

He looks like he's on drugs, which wouldn't be surprising considering 99% of these "life coaches" and "motivational speakers" can't go a day without at least blow.

by Anonymousreply 11203/19/2020

He looks like he's on drugs, which wouldn't be surprising considering 99% of these "life coaches" and "motivational speakers" can't go a day without at least blow.

by Anonymousreply 11303/19/2020

Here's the intro to his podcast.

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by Anonymousreply 11405/25/2020

Da ba dee da ba daa, Da ba dee da ba daa, da ba dee da ba daa, da ba dee da ba daa

by Anonymousreply 11505/25/2020

Are we smelling snickerdoodles or scotcheroos?

by Anonymousreply 11605/25/2020

I got up at 4:30 AM for the majority of 25 years, the only way it changed my life was making me go to bed at 9 PM unless it was what caused my brain tumor. Retired now and I say up until midnight and get up between 8-9 AM no alarm and I much prefer that.

by Anonymousreply 11705/25/2020

That's my safer at home/WFH pandemic sleep schedule. During this period, you really can have it all. Go to be later, wake up at 7:30/8am, and still have time for your "magical morning" of quiet reflection, journaling, and getting stamped on weed/coffee while listening to a podcast.

by Anonymousreply 11805/25/2020

^ What does "stamped on weed/coffee" mean?

by Anonymousreply 11905/26/2020

r118 probably meant "stoned" and he sure types like it.

by Anonymousreply 12006/15/2020

WTF? There's nothing to do at 5 am. No reason to get up then.

by Anonymousreply 12106/15/2020

It'll change your life ... for the worse.

by Anonymousreply 12206/15/2020

He probably sleeps till noon.

Let’s be real. Everything on that cesspool of an app is FAKE!

by Anonymousreply 12306/15/2020

I live on the east coast and always say that my internal clock is “on pacific time” because my natural inclination would be to do everything three hours later (eg a noon-8pm work day would be infinitely better than 9-5).

by Anonymousreply 12406/15/2020

Sometimes I randomly wake up at 5 but then I'll rub one out then go back to sleep.

by Anonymousreply 12506/15/2020

I bet he thinks Yahoo mail is a joke.

by Anonymousreply 12606/16/2020

[quote]Let’s be real. Everything on that cesspool of an app is FAKE!

What app are you talking about?

by Anonymousreply 12706/21/2020

If you have the discipline to meditate and reflect, 5 AM is e perfect time usually

by Anonymousreply 12807/05/2020

Never! I have to force myself out of bed at 7am before/9am now. Very bad mood until after a huge cup of coffee/lunchtime. At least I don't have to fake happy/nice now.

by Anonymousreply 12907/05/2020

I'm up generally at 4:30 (and I've been retired for 13 years). Early morning is my favorite time of day. I love watching the sun come up. But it hasn't changed my life, because I've been doing it for the last 45 years.

by Anonymousreply 13007/05/2020

Getting up at 5AM will ensure that I return to bed by 8AM.

by Anonymousreply 13107/05/2020

If these productivity gurus were actually productive they wouldn't be productivity gurus.

by Anonymousreply 13207/05/2020

Anny Wintour gets up at 5 a.m. to eat a hard-boiled egg and play tennis.

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by Anonymousreply 13308/16/2020

If you had a partner, wouldn’t your schedules have to be in synch?

Anyone walking around my bedroom at 5:00 a.m. would immediately get a bedside lamp to the head.

by Anonymousreply 13408/16/2020

Early Bird Gets The Worm!

Except, worms are gross, I hate worms, knock yourself out grandma!

by Anonymousreply 13508/16/2020

I go to bead around 4am, get up about 11am so 7 hours usually. I work at home so I set my own hours. The thing is, I am amazingly productive between midnight and 4am. No distractions, no phone calls, no excuses to run errands etc. Plus my neighborhood is nice and quite without sirens screeching down the main blvd. The thing is everyone seems to feel obligated to chastise me for those hours even though I actually get more done and less sleep than most of them who crap out by 8pm like senior citizens.

by Anonymousreply 13608/16/2020

Men with big jawlines think they're God's Gift to America.

by Anonymousreply 13708/16/2020

Oh, Christ. Leave me the fuck alone all you gurus, coaches, and EXPERTS!

They are sound like bots and tell you to triple your prices whatever you're selling because fools will pay it ad you'll only need a few of them!

by Anonymousreply 13808/16/2020

Another annoying distinctly American trait, assigning “virtue” to those who are early risers and go to bed early.

It’s bullshit, and now with WFH the norm, is almost completely irrelevant. Whatever hours you are the most productive and works best with your internal clock is what you should be doing.

Everything in the states (restaurants included) closes too early is the only problem. We need to have a more European attitude about keeping late hours in this country.

by Anonymousreply 13908/16/2020

I'm puzzled by so many "productivity coaches", I actually have a friend who dabbles in this, it is a true passion for him. Frankly, everything I feel like I need to get done in a day I get done, and it's not all that much. My life is not a fucking contest and an overscheduled week, or life is my idea of hell!

I generally get out of bed whenever I feel like getting up. I've never had a 9-5 existance, it sounds awful!

by Anonymousreply 14008/16/2020

R75 The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane? Really??

by Anonymousreply 14108/16/2020

I get up at 5 AM. I feel better at 5 than at 7 AM.

by Anonymousreply 14208/16/2020

I'm just going to bed at 5am

by Anonymousreply 14308/17/2020

I am naturally a night owl, but for two years, two years ago, I had to get up at 4.30 am. I noticed that I was a LOT more productive in those years than I am now. In fact there were days that I had most of my work done by 10 and the rest of the day was spent wondering what to do. It was actually relaxing and I even got to watch a lot more T.V in those days. Weirdly enough I never needed an afternoon nap - which I can’t do without when I stay up late at night. I usually went to bed around 10.30-11.

These days it’s back to staying awake till 2am, working from 9 to 3, and then nap - and I feel tired all the time except late at night, which makes it difficult to fall asleep. I think I am going to go back to early waking.

by Anonymousreply 14408/17/2020

Some people are natural night owls. When I used to work for other people, I always opted for the night shift because it was always quiet, less bullshit, less people, no traffic and no time wasted in uneventful company meetings. Best of all I could sleep in till noon if I wanted, never needed a disruptive alarm clock.

by Anonymousreply 14508/17/2020

It is a rip off of the Navy Seal who preaches 4 am. You get up at 4 am bed by 11. The Casey guy - the you tuber who has a hot bod but fug face does it - swears by it.

by Anonymousreply 14608/17/2020

Old middle class women have done all of this. I used to house sit for friends in a better suburb of Chicago and every old woman was out doing yard work in full makeup with bad tracksuits at 5:30am.

by Anonymousreply 14708/17/2020

My dad used to get up at 5:00am too. He owned a restaurant in Manhattan and had to commute from Queens and have the store ready for customers by 7:00am. It's not fun waking up at 5:00 unless you get to sleep extra early.

by Anonymousreply 14808/17/2020

[quote] What do think about this guy Jeff Sanders

He's smelling an entire bakery of cookies.

by Anonymousreply 14908/17/2020

It's bedtime, girls!

by Anonymousreply 15008/19/2020

It depends on in whose bed you wake up in at 5am.

by Anonymousreply 15108/19/2020

5 a.m.? Pfft- You know what I discovered is a REALLY great time to wake up and be super-productive? Anytime you wake up and take 10 mg of Adderall to start your day! I fucking GUARANTEE you will get everything on your "To do" list done!

by Anonymousreply 15208/19/2020

Jeff Sanders at r152.

by Anonymousreply 15308/20/2020

So that's why my cat keeps insisting on my getting up at 5 AM. It's NOT about being fed. It's about making sure that I'm being my best self.

by Anonymousreply 15408/20/2020

Literally 99% of us need to get 7-8 hours of sleep. And, no, you can't adjust if you sleep less. So almost everyone getting up at 5am will have to go to bed at 9pm.

by Anonymousreply 15508/20/2020

Life Coaches [italic] have [/italic] to have [italic] something [/italic] novel to tell you. It goes for most salesmen. They can’t just say [italic] “Well, everything you’re already doing seems just fine. Keep at it! That’ll be $500, btw.” [/italic] So, [italic] “Get up at 5 am and make your damn bed.“ [/italic]

by Anonymousreply 15608/20/2020

It's a new year, bitches!

Resolve to experience the 5 am Miracle!

by Anonymousreply 15701/08/2021

Will Jeff be there at 5:00 to light my first cigarette of the day?

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by Anonymousreply 15801/08/2021

[quote] Waking up at 5 am gets annoying eventually.

Not if you get things started with an 8-ball!

by Anonymousreply 15901/08/2021

I can't even sleep until 3-4 am...

by Anonymousreply 16001/08/2021

He looks very much like a bossy bottom

by Anonymousreply 16101/08/2021

I don't need them. If I haven't figured out how to manage my time by now, I never will.

by Anonymousreply 16201/08/2021

I am not a morning person. I can stay up all night and sleep all day. I would make a great vampire. But I will say that for a brief time, when I was on this health kick, I was getting up at 5:00 am to get to the gym by 6 and it is amazing how much you get done when you get up early and start your day while it's still dark out. I applaud you morning people.

by Anonymousreply 16301/08/2021

Is he Mormon and/or smelling cookies?

by Anonymousreply 16401/08/2021

Jeff has the most slappable face I’ve encountered in a while.

by Anonymousreply 16501/08/2021

Life Coaching is nothing but Multi-Level Marketing. There are endless coaches who only coach coaches, and they ALL speak the exact same "Coach-bot" gibberish...and people love it.

Most people are very conventional and just want you to tell them how they're supposed to live and tell them the right way to be happy. It's so strange to see people line up and pay thousands for these "secrets"!

They all are into yoga, reiki, organic produce and essential oils, of course...Oh, and they love "Dr." Joe Dispenza!

by Anonymousreply 16601/08/2021

[quote]I can't even sleep until 3-4 am...

You and I need to get married - I’m the same way.

by Anonymousreply 16701/08/2021

Okay, I tried rising at 5a.m. for a week straight and never felt so damn tired in my life. I ended up sleeping from about 2-4 every day.

by Anonymousreply 16801/13/2021

I usually go to bed about 5am- am I going to die?

by Anonymousreply 16901/13/2021

I always wished I were a morning person.

Instead I get most of my energy in the late afternoon and keep going until late.

I don't think it's easy to switch that cycle because I've tried for a lifetime.

by Anonymousreply 17001/13/2021

The Richard Hudnut DuBarry Success School recommends this after getting up at 5 a.m.

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by Anonymousreply 17101/13/2021

I usually am up by 4:30 at the latest, and I've been retired for 13+ years. I've always loved the early morning hours best of all. I love getting up and starting my day. Sleep is for the birds.

by Anonymousreply 17201/13/2021

Up until my mid thirties, 5 hours sleep overnight was rare. When I became a corporate slave, I woke up around five and got the emails rolling. Racquetball at 6/630 and in my office around 830. Lunch was usually about an hour and a half working out or shooting hoops. After work was drinks or links (only 9 holes and usually with drinks). I was an IT guy, so sometimes there was work later on that night (or I had lined up a trick to come by).

This was before everybody had the ability to put work email on their phone. That made it look like I was working around the clock sometimes, so I came and went as I pleased during normal hours. While I didn't sleep a lot at night, I would often catch a nap on my couch.

Then I made the mistake of getting promoted. The new job required a lot more face time and a lot less flexibility. That was about the time I started needing more sleep during the night.

Oh well.

by Anonymousreply 17301/13/2021

Check out sales/productivity guru Chuck Bauer, Dallas. HOO BOY.

by Anonymousreply 17401/13/2021

More like "Going down at 5am" will change your life.

by Anonymousreply 17501/13/2021

Post a pic of Chuck Bauer please.

by Anonymousreply 176Last Saturday at 7:27 PM

JESUS! How many dozens of cookies did Jeff smell?

by Anonymousreply 177Last Saturday at 7:29 PM

Recently from Jeff:

jeffsanderstv I don’t always sew curtains on Friday evenings, but when I do, I’m grateful for majoring in Theater and getting an A in my costuming class. 😄

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