i am part of 5 am club before knowing that this concept existed, which is now being talked about so much by the work and grace of a leadership expert Robin Sharma -who turned his method into a book in 2018- and is practiced by, among others, Anna Wintour, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim Cook or Michelle Obama. During my student days I used to get up early in the morning to study, almost at the same time as most of my classmates went to bed as they preferred to do it at night. Then came work and later motherhood, with the logical and mental Tetris that it implies. And in practically all of these phases of my life, getting up between 5 and 6 a.m.—closer to 5 a.m. most of the time—allows me to start the day off right, manage stress, take care of my mental health, and maximize my productivity. helps to maintain. , take advantage of the (blissfully silent) time the rest of my family is asleep to practice barre square, ducharme Build up slowly (but without stopping) a breakfast With toast and coffee, it helps me face the day in another way, without resorting to a quick dessert.
It works for me (but not for everyone)
I won’t deny it when I speak my mind morning ritual Most people in public are surprised that I set my alarm so early when my work day starts so late. But the reality is that for me it is the best time of day to do what other people do in the afternoon. But just because it works for me and other celebrity devotees of the method, doesn’t mean the trend is now partially viral on TikTok. claims like these: Spend a productive morning with me- Be beneficial to everyone. In my case, avail my morning energy rush It helps me meet my goals – I’m not just talking about productivity, but above all about emotional well-being as I balance work with exercise self care, But I won’t deny that at 9 pm that energy has completely faded and all I’m thinking about is going to bed so I can be a part of the club again the next day. Because no, it’s not about cutting away sleeping hours, but distributing them differently to take advantage of my rhythm.
importance of chronology
It’s important not to shy away from this event — getting up at 5 a.m. may not be for you — and take into account your type of chronotype. “people work within 24 hours of the day in the power cycle, During these cycles we have moments of peak capacity and moments of relaxation. It depends on each person. This natural tendency for energy throughout the day is called chronotype and is related to circadian rhythms.“, Understand manuel fernandezprofessor of economics and business Open University of Catalonia, Therefore, it’s important to know what time of day our bodies are more prone to doing the things we consider important — we’re not just talking about work, but doing those other things as well. that give us mental health – join the union before you decide. And that would depend on our prime chronology. yes it is Morning you have more energy in the morning; yes it is afternoon The peak of energy and potential is in the evening (and bedtime is around 3 a.m.), and if this intermediate – 50% of the population is found there – The hours of greatest energy are usually intermediate and the need to go to the white hair is at 12 in the night. Clearly, only people with morning chronotypes can benefit from belonging to that club. And not only because we have enough energy at that time of day to do important tasks, but because we’ll enjoy (silence) enjoy doing it first thing in the morning,
Productivity Isn’t Everything
It is true that this method is closely related to the idea of essence. productivityBut the reality is that the event’s creator, Robin Sharma, ties much of it to another idea that has even more value: improving mood and mental health, It’s about taking advantage of those hours of silence do things that promote our personal growth And that means making self-care a priority and not leaving it for the end of our to-do list (with the risk of needing to postpone it indefinitely). Sure, taking advantage of those peak energy hours keeps us productive, but as a self-proclaimed member of this club, I can and do promise that in my case it’s a bit much. linked more to emotional well-being, Getting some exercise, applying makeup with some calmness (and technique) and not just with a brush, and enjoying my first coffee in the morning are all ways to prioritize my self-care before the hectic pace of everyday takes me away. is the way. And then another way to be productive. In fact, psychological Xavier Savin emphasizes the importance of Do not improve at the time of self-care -Scheduling them earlier in the day is an option- and experts in conscious Ursula Calvo Remember the importance of these other enjoyable activities in increasing productivity because they are essential for balance and health. In addition, it is important to reflect on the present productivity myth Because being productive doesn’t mean doing more, but do less and better, And above all, Understand that there is no productivity without mental health, And that goes for this club too (at least for me).