Never Let the Sun Catch You Sleeping: Why and How to Become an Early Riser | The Art of Manliness

by BRETT & KATE MCKAY on SEPTEMBER 7, 2010 · 66 COMMENTS

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” – Benjamin Franklin

As a boy, waking up early was something I associated with being a man. I figured once you became a man, it was a rule that you had to wake up before sunrise. My dad would be up at 5:30 drinking his coffee and reading the paper. During hunting season, he was often out the door at 5AM to patrol for hunters. When we visited my grandpa in New Mexico, I remember the scent of coffee wafting into the guest room at pitch-black o’clock and the sound of the screen door shutting as my grandpa headed out to take care of the chores on his small ranch.

It seemed like all the men around me as a boy never let the sun catch them in bed. They were men of action who had things to do and people to see. They couldn’t dilly dally under the covers.  Continue reading…

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