Every other month I get to travel on business. I have a choice to take 7am flight or 9am flight or even
12pm flight. Yet I always choose 7am, and some of you may have already guessed why. Answer is very simple.
It helps me support my early rising habit. It helps because I know I do not want to miss my flight. And I know
I will get off the bed no matter what as soon as alarm fires up. Travel is that
important reason which
pushes me out of my warm bed regardless of what is the weather outside.
Few times in the past I slacked to give myself a break from early rising, yet every time I need
to travel I plan to leave early and this puts me back on my “normal” schedule. If you cannot
seem to do that first step and wake up early – plan to start your next trip early in the
morning. This will trick you into committing and this commitment is usually hard to break
once you have paid for tickets and got all your plans aligned around your travel time.
Traveling early works good not just for occasional business trips I refer to, but
for every day commute as well. If you commute early you can save yourself tremendous amount of
time (and save some money, too). Put
that saved time to good use – get your stuff done sooner and go to bed earlier.
P.S. Michael Hyatt
recently recorded a great podcast on how to establish early morning rituals
and how they can set you up to be more productive. If you want to join the club of happier people
- check it out!