Waking Up at 4:30 a.m. is Stupid

We all owe Filipe Castro Matos a big “thank you” for highlighting the absurdity of groupthink.

Take a good idea, wake up earlier to get more done, and then keep extending it, because if some is good, more must be better, right?

Why 4:30a.m. FCM, why not 3:30a.m.? Imagine how much more you could get done with that extra hour.

Few will stop to think about what’s given up by having to go to sleep right between dinner and desert. Even fewer will ask why “being more productive” is so important.

What about waking up just early enough to enjoy some solitude, stillness, silence? What about determining that time yourself, and then once awake, marching to the beat of your own drummer? What about freezing out anyone that uses the term “life hack”.

One thought on “Waking Up at 4:30 a.m. is Stupid

  1. My circadian rhythm has changed over the last few years – since retiring in 2009 – where getting up at 5am has become the norm. If I sleep well (with the aid of zolpidem) my first few hours are productive mentally. But much after that is an effort. I miss staying up late and being able to attend events after 6pm but turning 67 (in December) is the price we pay I suppose.

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