It is 4 am in the morning, and I could not go back to sleep. Maybe because I was too excited to start my day, which means I was already waking up 1 hour earlier than expected. I tried my calming app and played some soothing music to get me back into deep sleep, but my body was already screaming for me to get out of bed to jump-start my morning ritual. Some of you may already know my morning ritual but here is another explanation for those who don't.
The ritual consists of me waking up at 5 am to perform my daily exercise routines on the run or bike, read 20 pages from a book of my choice, and write my heart out. It is a little extreme for most people. Most of my friends think that I am 'nuts', and my wife witnessed my struggles to wake up consistently at 5 am for years now. She knows I am not going to give up as it takes grit to earn the entry into this private club. The trick is sleep early, drink lots of water, eat well and take rest during the day. It is not for the faint-hearted, especially when you have kids.