The 5:00 a.m. Writers’ Club

There are only so many hours in the day.

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Day 1

I let myself wake naturally, and the clock said exactly 5:00 a.m. I immediately looked at my phone, per routine. Checked email and deleted those I wouldn’t read from various mailing lists. A friend had sent me a late-night text of a TedTalk to watch, but upon realizing it was 16 minutes long, I decided to save it for later.

  • No checking my phone. No emails, no messages, no looking at Timehop, no reading articles. These can happen at other times in the day. I may even put my phone into Downtime mode.
  • Move journal writing to the evening. I always recap my day as a bullet point list, and this could easily be done as my day winds down, rather than in the morning.

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