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The 4:40 am Alarm

March 22nd, 2010 · 5 Comments

One of my New Year Resolutions was to re-start my daily walk. It had stopped since last August – and I always found reasons to not wake up early in the morning to go for the walk. As so often happens, a New Year offers the chance for a New Beginning – even though logically speaking, it is just another day of another month.

Since Abhishek wakes up at 6 am, I have to finish my walk and be back home by then. So, I worked it backwards and figured I’d have to walk up at 4:40 am. For the most few days, it was tough — it just seemed an unearthly time to wake up. Now, nearly three months on, I have gotten used to it. One change I’ve had to make is to ensure that I go to sleep by about 10 pm.

I like the morning walks in near darkness. No people or no distractions. So, it gives the mind a free run. That kind of uninterruped time is hard to get nowadays!

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Swaroop C H // Mar 22, 2010 at 7:43 am

    +1. Reminds me of my old presentation on running where I asked “Where do you go to think?” 🙂 [1]

    [1] http://www.swaroopch.com/blog/why-you-should-run/

  • 2 shrimpy // Mar 22, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Maximum city indeed – if an undisturbed wander needs to happen at 4.40am 😉

  • 3 pravesh // Mar 22, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Wow,

    That is tough. I read somewhere that successful people wake up early. I have tried to change my routine and the best I could do is to wake up at 7:00.

    Let me motivate myself again.

    But I feel bad for the poor kid. I wish he is allowed to sleep as much as he can.


    Pravesh

  • 4 kasi // Mar 22, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    4:40 am. …hmmm…
    Rajesh you are making me feel “Laziest” of myself.

    Kasi

  • 5 Praveen // Mar 23, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Rajesh, personally i feel fresh if I wake up before 5 and after 6, I still feel like I could do with bit of sleep.
    but whenever I wake up before 5, mentally I feel that I havent had enough sleep, even though physically my body is ok.

    I will take cue from you and see if I can manage to get up before 5 🙂

    wish me luck,
    Praveen

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