How do you achieve your dreams? While you may not be able to do so during social distancing, caused by COVID-19, you can still work towards them. And one thing that I suggest, which really seems to help, is waking up early.
Many individuals have dreams that they want to reach in life. However, out of those individuals, only a few are willing to put in the effort needed to reach these achievements. Almost all of us are all victims of procrastination, and with the current situation, change can seem daunting. Mandated to stay indoors, we are given an excuse to wake up and go to bed late and eat all the junk food we desire. In the process, many of us have lost ourselves, and who we want to be in the future. However, with the second wave of coronavirus cases slowly mounting, we now have more time to work on achieving our dreams.
During quarantine, I trained myself to wake up early. Instead of sleeping at 1 AM, as many of my fellow students do, and waking up at 10 PM, I decided to go to bed at 10 PM and wake up at 5 AM. I was hoping that, by doing this, that I would have more time in my day, leading me to achieving my goals. The first week was rough, I was tired and felt very out of it, making it hard to focus on certain tasks. However, gradually I noticed myself changing. When I woke up early, I felt less stressed with things in my everyday life. I knew that I had more time to prepare myself for the day and that motivated me to get right to work. I started each day by creating a planner. Inside of my planner, I wrote my daily objectives and a schedule of what needed to be done. I would follow my planner and noticed that I was finishing all my objectives in a faster manner. Getting up early was a big influence to how I spent my time on tasks and how I was able to manage my day. It was because of this, that at the end of the day, I could go to bed without stress, knowing that everything that needed to be done had been completed.
It may be exhausting trying to change for the better, but if you really have a dream, I suggest you protect it and work towards chasing it. Waking up early granted me a lot of advantages and opportunities; more so than just accomplishing my daily goals. Success is a long and hard road, and there will be sacrifice, pain, and a lot of roadblocks. However, the award you obtain in the end is worth it. I have a lot more to do to reach my dreams, but I believe I made a sturdy first step.