21st Early Day

20 days ago i challenged myself to start waking up early at 4:30 a.m for the next 21 days. There was no reasoning for this. And i did not know what to expect at the end of it all. But i started nevertheless and i sit here on the 21st day having woken up every day for the past 21 morning at 4:30 am, sometimes even before.

Was it tough? Yes, it was. The waking up was easy. It was really the staying awake that was tough. The fact that it was winter did nit help as leaving the warm cozy bed was a different challenge all together. But it was do able. To first wake up and stay awake for the next one hour upon which i went for a run outside.

Would i continue waking at 4:30? The idea of the challenge was that it took 21 days of doing the same thing at the same time to form a habit. So, if it has become a habit i think i should be auto-tuned to do it. We’ll see though what happens.

Finally, the reason i think now when i look back i set forth on this challenge was because i just wanted to. There was no comparative analysis or anything. I just felt it would add some value and so i set forth. I am glad i did.

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3 days to go

Like yesterday once again it was a struggle to stay awake. Today even more so the mind was so preoccupied with a lot of stuffs. Thoughts and memories from deep down under surfaced. Some of these thoughts i did not even know existed but they did. And with the mind occupied with ramblings it was constantly telling me sleep and you no longer need to think these things. The chilly weather isn’t helping me either and staying out of the bed is another challenge all together. But i am doing good and now 3 more days to go. Got to hang in there.

4 days to go

As the 21 days come closer i find myself toiling that much harder to stay awake after i am up at 4:30 a.m. Today was a real struggle to keep myself awake. There was a constant battle raging inside the head one telling me to go sleep because it was so cold and there was no point in staying awake the other telling me to see this challenge through. I really want to see this challenge through so instead i chose to stay awake and read. Soon after i made a decision to go run earlier than previous days.

Day 12

It felt good to beat the alarm again and shut down that annoying sound before it rang. The alarm has been real helpful even though it is super annoying.  One other thought i am now closer to the finish than i am to the starting day. Some achievement that, pat and on the back and need to get the head down again and play a longer innings.