Does the early bird catch the worm? Morning routine rant.

There is this common theme in the self-help community that you have to start your day early in order to be successful in life. Only a early bird will catch the worm. Why go to the gym over lunch when you can do it at 4 am? You have to win the day by owning the night, otherwise you will be miserable and stuck in your cubicle for life. Getting up earlier to work on your passion projects before a hectic day starts makes sense. But is it worth sacrificing half your night? My own experience To be honest I also jumped on the bandwagon two years ago. I had several morning routines in place that sounded quite good on paper. Especially the night before, mostly on a Sunday, I imagined it will be an awesome way to start my next morning/week. But then the next morning came. I got…