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How I Became an Early Riser

How I Became an Early Riser
By Leo Babauta I’ve found that waking early has been one of the best things I’ve done as I’ve changed my life recently, and I thought I’d share my tips. I just posted about my morning routine, and thought you might like to know how I get up at 4:30 a.m. For many years, I was a late riser. I loved to sleep in. Then things changed, because I had to wake up between 6-6:30 a.m. to fix my kids’ lunches and get them ready for school. So, I set out to make waking up early a habit. Here are my tips for becoming an early riser: Don’t make drastic changes.

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