At various points in my adult life I’ve been committed to getting up early (ah, the 5AM Club…). I know this is good for productivity. I get that successful people have morning routines. But in particular seasons of life, mornings can be tougher to navigate. Often, in my experience, this has more to do with my perspective than with my circumstances.
This is where the value of Andy Traub’s e-book The Early To Rise Experience for Moms: Start Waking Up to a New Life proves helpful. I know, it’s a little off-putting that a guy decided to write a book on how to help moms get up early. But since Traub mostly encapsulates his main arguments from an earlier book (The Early To Rise Experience) and the turns the pen over to a large group of women writing essays from their varied perspectives, it works.
The format of essays in different voices proved motivational for me, as I was able to glean different encouragement and reminders and ideas from different sections. Because being the “On” parent is one of my three major jobs (the other two being homeschooling and my paying work), the reality is that my role as a mother has significant bearing on my mornings–both in what I need to get done before the kids wake up and in the sorts of things I need to structure the night before to make sure that the day goes smoothly. I appreciated the way the essayists approached those concerns, and the insights they had in overcoming them.
While The Early To Rise Experience for Moms is more expensive than What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and I think if you only have time or money for one e-book on the subject the latter would be a better bet, the primary parent perspective of the former may make it more relevant or helpful for some readers.
Do you do the Early to Rise thing? If so, what do you use that time for, and how do you make it work?
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I was given a free copy of this e-book for review, but the opinions contained in this post are my own.