I never seem to find time to work on my artist projects, be it creative writing, songwriting, or more general musical composition. A lot of the more successful people from my music undergraduate have extolled the value of getting up earlier than they need to, and setting aside an hour a day or so to working on their various projects.
I like this idea. I’m usually to exhausted mentally and physically to do anything at 10, 11PM at night, or whenever it is that I get home from school/work. And it’s only going to get worse when I graduate this year and start working FT.
A website I found by googling suggested forcing myself awake with an alarm clock at say, 7AM, and that eventually, my body clock would “adjust itself,” and I’d be unbearably exhausted by 11pm, and the problem would take care of itself.
This didn’t work in January. Instead, I just slept 4.5 hours a night for about two weeks, and felt SHIT all day. Has anyone found a better system to train their bodies to wake up earlier, feeling rested? Light therapy? 12 glasses of water?
TLDR: how do I get up earlier without feeling like a turd in the morning?