Getting up early
Do you often get up early in the morning? What kinds of people usually get up early? What are the benefits of getting up early?
  • The break of day - literary the time early in the morning when it starts getting light.
  • Static (adj.) - staying in one place without moving, or not changing for a long time.
  • Sleep in (phrasal verb) - to sleep until later in the morning than you usually do.
  • At the crack - very early in the morning, especially at the time when the sun first appears.
  • Industrious (adj.) - an industrious person works hard.
  • Schedule (noun) - a list of planned activities or things to be done showing the times or dates when they are intended to happen or be done.
  • Shiftwork (noun) - a system in which different groups of workers work somewhere at different times of the day and night.
  • Cater to (verb) - to provide what someone or something wants or needs.
  • Distraction (noun) - something that prevents someone from giving their attention to something else.
  • Disruption (noun) - the action of preventing something, especially a system, process, or event, from continuing as usual or as expected.
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Questions and answers
M: Do you often get up early in the morning?

R: Yeah. Um, 05:30 is my regular wake up time during the week and even on days, it's not required. I still wake up at seven or eight o'clock in the morning, just as day breaks. It means I have enough time to do everything I have planned.

M: What do you usually do when you get up early?

R: Well, I think we discussed this before and not much has changed since then. It's a pretty fixed routine. I work out for about 45 minutes, breakfast, which is always tuna and protein shake and sirniki. And I'll go for a shower, get dressed and then head out to get the metro. And then after that, it's the bus to school. I think that's good, though. I get more done that way.

M: Is breakfast important to you?

R: Um, it didn't used to be, but it is now. If I didn't have breakfast I wouldn't have the fuel I need to get through the day and get everything doto provide what someone or something wants or provide what someone or something wants or that I wanted to get done. That's why it's pretty static. Though I still enjoy it despite that.

M: Do you get up early on the weekends?

R: I try to sleep in usually, but sometimes I have to be up at the crack to do things for work. I don't mind it, though, since it's usually pretty easy stuff. It still needs to be done, though.

M: What kinds of people usually get up early?

R: Oh, highly industrious people or people with busy schedules. And you have to get a lot done by day's end. Those would be the main groups, but there are shift workers and people who work across multiple time zones who might have to get up to cater to their schedules and the needs of their clients, respectively. Some people do it out of a personal belief it's just better for you. There's this book called "The Five am Club" that describes this process of early rising and how it benefits. Well the benefits thereof, I suppose.
M: What are the benefits of getting up early?

R: I could see the sunrise. That's always nice. And there are probably fewer distractions and disruptions because there are fewer people connected to that is the lack of noise. My streets are always pretty peaceful at that time in the morning, for example.
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