Is it really that hard to wake up early?

I like waking up early because it gives me a real boost knowing that I can accomplish my objectives whilst the rest of the world is still sleeping.

I know it’s not easy getting out of bed first thing in the morning, especially when it’s still cold and dark outside. So here’s two really simple things that you can do to combat morning fatigue and have more energy each day.

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Who am I to be writing about this?

Last night I was reading an article on the reasons we must keep blogging, and it got me thinking about why I do it.

I like blogging because it’s a good way to clarify my thoughts, motivate myself and share parts of my life. Sometimes though – actually all the time – I ask myself “Who am I to be writing about this?” Continue reading

How to outwork your competition

If you were to wake up a few hours earlier than usual, over the long run you could easily outwork any competition that might stand in your way.

Usually I wake up at 6am so let’s say I get up at 4am instead. Those extra hours in the morning would allow me to invest more in my craft as well as my personal development, which is something I know the vast majority of aspiring and working actors don’t do. Continue reading

Being Proactive

I’ve established a new morning routine to increase my productivity and organise my day. I’d say over the last month or so I wasn’t implementing much of a routine because I was on holiday and I was performing too, so everything was a bit up in the air. But now I’m back on it and I’m feeling better than ever.

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A new perspective

I took me some weeks to finally write this post because the experience has been both frustrating and embarrassing.

April had been quite a tough month because I was struggling with my work at school and I felt like i just wasn’t getting anything right. In my acting classes we’ve been working on classical french plays (by Racine and Corneille) and we’re having public performances towards the end of June.

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Waking up at 5:30am

For the last 7 days I’ve been getting up at 5:30am. Yes, that’s right. Half five in the morning. As soon as my alarm rings I get up, switch on the light and shake off any sleepiness.

It hasn’t been easy, that’s for sure, and I know it sounds quite extreme, but I did it because I wanted to see how beneficial it would be and if it could make me more productive. In short, it has. And I would definitely encourage you to give it a try!

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Video of the month

I just wanted to share a clip that kept me motivated throughout January. I watched this video a few times each week and generally had it playing in the background as I ate my breakfast or got ready in the morning. Best of all it’s only 6 minutes long. Enjoy!