Getting up early is a game-changer. It’s time to put aside your excuses and try it.

Getting up early is the cornerstone of my work life balance strategy, and with Spring on the horizon here in the UK it’s the perfect time to share my tips on how to get up early so you can feel happier, calmer and more in control of your life.


If you see yourself as a night owl, I know this will sound like an impossible task. Likewise, if you’re a lawyer who works long hours, you’ll probably want to write this off as another work life balance tool that just doesn’t apply to your industry. In this episode of the Babyproof Your Career Podcast, I challenge both these views.


Coming up:


  • A night owl or an early bird? It’s up to you to decide
  • The 3 rules of getting up early
  • Why getting up early doesn’t have to mean getting less sleep
  • Why working long hours isn’t always a good excuse


Mentioned in this podcast:

  • The Babyproof Breakfast, a monthly event at the Gherkin, exclusively for lawyers
  • On the Babyproof Blog: 4 excuses for not getting up early, and why you should ignore them
  • Failure as a stepping stone to success: Episode 4
  • The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
  • The Miracle Morning routine:
    • S – Script: Write something. Anything. Your thoughts, dreams, goals, problems, the things you are grateful for
    • A – Affirmation: Pick one of your goals and declare it aloud as if it were already true
    • V – Visualisation: Now visualise yourself achieving your goal. Put yourself in the picture.
    • E – Exercise: Wake your body up with stretching, yoga, a run, or any exercise of your choice
    • R – Reading: read something inspiring, uplifting or motivating. Or just read your favourite book!
    • S – Silence: spend some time in quiet mediation


If lying in bed until the last possible minute is working for you, then I’m not here to force you to change. But if you’re looking for a way to invite more focus, inspiration, calm and control in your life, or a way to level up, it’s time to give up the snooze button and put getting up early to the test. This podcast shows you how.


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