Try getting up early at 3:45 am like the Apple CEO, this is what I got back after 1 week of “experimenting”

Tram Ho

Apple CEO Tim Cook is known to be one of the exemplary leaders, regardless of his working style and lifestyle. One of the habits that admires so many people is to wake up at 3:45 am every day, almost without discouragement or change of mind.

Tim Cook is not the only name when there are still many talented people and have “other cheeks” in the billionaire village that make the same decision every day. Is that the secret to achieving extraordinary success that only a very small percentage of the world’s population achieves?

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Apple CEO Tim Cook.

To answer that question, Dave Johnson from Business Insider tried to follow the same changes to follow the changes, simulating Tim Cook’s lifestyle. He is a full-time freelance employee, so such a quick change of time does not affect his work too much. Usually, he gets up at 6:30, exercises and then eats, starts working around 8am.

After a full week of trying to follow a secret from Apple CEO, this is what Dave found in himself.

Sunday: Starting with starting to go to bed at … 8:30 pm, his earliest sleep record ever. So, Dave just got up at 3:45 am the next morning to try a new lifestyle.

Sleep has always been one of the factors emphasized by many great people, that you have to make sure that it is prioritized to be able to accomplish many great things in your life. With just a few small mathematical operations, Dave realized that to get enough 8 hours of sleep / night as usual, he needed to go to bed at 7:45 pm in order to get up at 3:45 am the next morning.

Of course, the first try day was never easy. Dave was pulled into many cluttered thoughts, so time went by and was not ready to go to sleep. After a while of calming himself down, he finally set the pattern of being sure to go to bed at 8:30 pm that night. It’s just that problem, but it seems like it’s quite a lot …

Monday: Wake up at 3:45 am, refreshing and energetic

Thought difficult but turned out to have had a sufficiently calculated sleep before, getting up from 3:45 am not as arduous as you think. After 30 minutes of exercise and personal preparation, I went to work from 5:30 am and by 9.30 am done predetermined. Usually with that weight, I had to sit until noon late.

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What does that mean? When a lot of people were still on their way to work or just finished breakfast, I finished my work for the whole session. Since then, I have saved a few hours for other odd jobs or any arising plans. By the end of the day, I finished everything as planned at 6pm, rest was just right. Admittedly, in the morning I was going to lie still for a while, only to find out later that getting up early actually has tremendous benefits.

Tuesday: Productivity increases a lot and … eats a lot more

Unlike Sunday night, I struggled to sleep until 10 pm on Monday night. Thus, I will only have 6 hours to sleep if I wake up at 3:45 am, I am getting used to it anyway because I used to make many “night owls”. Everything continued to be done properly the next morning, I was no longer feeling the stagnation of harassment anymore because I had been mentally winding up before.

To this day, a significant change has occurred: My eating habits have adjusted itself. When you wake up at 3:45 am, your lunch will have to wait up to 8 hours then at least. Therefore, my body emits the “demand” signals evenly, usually between 7am and 10am. In the past, there were days when I didn’t need breakfast and it didn’t make much difference, I could make a big lunch at noon.

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In addition, waking up at 3h45 has an unexpected benefit related to the time zone of our planet. I am settling on the US West Coast, 3 hours early from the East Coast. If I keep up the habit of 8am, I work like before, then my East Coast partners have taken a lunch break and are no longer suitable to contact, send and receive emails. But when it came to the habit of getting up early at 3:45 am, that inadvertently created a pattern that coincided with the average waking time of most people over there – around 6-7am – making my job given. much more convenient exchange.

Wednesday: Pay dearly for lack of sleep and no exercise

I have to say that Wednesday is the day I miss my breath a lot. The time I slept was only about 4 hours when I went to bed nearly 12 o’clock the night before. When I got up at 3:45 am, I was so tired that I did not have the will to wake up to practice, and sat on the bed for another 30 minutes just to read the newspaper and check social networks.

It is so unlucky that my mailbox is empty, did the partners on the East Coast not get up too, is it because I woke up too early unnecessarily? I don’t know what the reason is, I just know that many unhealthy signals continue to be stretched all day long, making my body unable to keep up and tired. My mental energy level dropped significantly because I wasn’t fully prepared from the night before. Every postponed job made me work all night after I finished eating. I finished work at 10am tonight and got up and rested.

Thursday: Continuing not getting enough sleep, productivity is affected

The alarm still rang at 3:45 am, of course, all the time up to that time could not make an ideal sleep, but I got used to it and didn’t find it difficult to get out of bed. This time, I decided not to exercise because I realized I had quite a lot of deadlines ahead, even though I had more time to get up early but I still wanted to rush to work for sure.

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But it turned out to be an extremely false calculation. Apple CEO Tim Cook has always acknowledged that he gets up early and doesn’t skip gym, and he doesn’t do it for fun. It helps the body become more flexible and alert from the beginning of the day.

As for me, I pay the price right after the exhaustion comes to take over my mind, affecting my morale and the quality of my mind. Even in the afternoon, I had a headache and could not concentrate on sitting down to do what I needed to do.

Friday: Return to style, feel right and energetic

I continued to go to bed at 10pm the night before and was definitely not getting enough sleep when I woke up at 3:45 am but I was revived and had a much better morning than the last few days. After preparing everything, I went to my desk, attended about 2 hours to concentrate because the sun was not up yet, the outside was still dark. That quiet environment helps me to be more calm and get work done at a high productivity.

Of course, I did not make the same mistake as before, having completed all steps such as gym, bathing, division of work reasonably. In the afternoon, I applied the 25 minute interval method so I didn’t get too tired.

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In conclusion, I realized one thing after experimenting with the whole week of early morning work like Tim Cook: You have to get yourself a strong determination as well as the tough purpose of getting up early to do something, help. be yourself more like. Finally, I think I will change the time to wake up to 4:30 instead of 3h45 as before to suit the needs and personal calendar more.

Yes, the 100% imitation of the way the billionaires or good leaders may not necessarily fit completely with them to promote efficiency as they. We imitate the formalism of the way they do it, but not the motivation and reason, the purpose they set each day. Don’t be in a hurry to hear that a CEO gets up at 3-4am, works like a god all day long and rushes to do the same.

As for Tim Cook, he got up early because there was a lot to prepare for in a working day as Apple CEO. Every minute of meeting his partner, meeting and being creative is valuable, and getting up early gives him more time to care about other things in his life. As for us, not everyone is willing to have a highly effective lifestyle when getting up at 3:45 am.

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