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15 Reasons It's Ok To Be Up At 5am

Whether you’re a sleep deprived parent, working shifts, commuting to work or an insomniac, 5am can feel like it’s far too early to be up. But actually, there are some advantages…

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6. Green smoothies

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You’ll have time to whip up a super healthy green smoothie using all the kale and celery from your veg box. And then dash it in the bin and make yourself a proper breakfast with eggs, bacon and white bread.

7. Early morning boozing / Via

The rule is that as soon as it’s dark, it’s totally fine to be boozing. At 5am, it’s basically still night-time - so feel free to kickstart your day with a crisp glass of white wine.

8. Time to clean / Via

You can blitz the whole house and go to work feeling smug, knowing that you’ll be returning to a sparkling palace. Or just move the dirt around with a mop knowing that at least you’ve made an effort.

9. Get creative / Via

There’s time to pursue creative endeavours, like learning to play guitar. You’ll do this for approximately three minutes before remembering you have sausages for fingers and turning on the telly instead.

10. Drink copious amounts of coffee / Via

The first one will perk you up, the second one - even more so, the third you’ll feel jittery, the fourth… this is panic attack territory. Five is just ridiculous. But you’ll do it anyway.

11. Watch the sun rise / Via

Every morning, you can gaze out the window and watch as the sun rises up into a glowing pink sky. Or not - because you live in London, where smog hides the sunrise and most days the sun doesn’t even come out anyway.

13. Have a boogie / Via

You might not feel like it first thing in the morning - when your eyes are glued together with sleep and your limbs ache - but if you whack on some tunes, gather your troupe (kids, housemates, literally anyone you can find) and have a little wiggle, you'll start the day feeling A-ok.

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