Want to Wake Up Early? Don’t Make It a Habit

Habit-formation can be self-defeating if you don’t address why you find it difficult

Nir Eyal
Forge
Published in
7 min readAug 5, 2021

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Do you envy early risers — people who wake up at 5:00am, hit the gym, and finish a day’s work before breakfast?

“If only I could make rising early a habit,” you moan. You’ve likely seen countless books extolling the virtues…

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Nir Eyal
Forge
Writer for

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