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The 30-Day Early to Rise Challenge Begins on Friday (grab your ebook for just $4.99!)

As I mentioned a few days ago, beginning Friday morning (March 1, 2013), I’ll be hosting an Early to Rise Challenge right here on

Here’s how the Early to Rise Challenge will work:

1. I’m encouraging everyone who would like to participate to commit to a specific time they’ll be getting up every week day morning in March. You can choose whatever time is best for you, but please remember to be realistic. This is not a contest to see who can get up the earliest or who can survive on the least amount of sleep. On the contrary, this is about making the most of your mornings — whether you get up at 4 a.m. or 9 a.m.

2. Every week day in March at 9 a.m. EST, I’ll post a short Early to Rise post. I’ll share a few of my thoughts on the day’s passage from Early to Rise, tell you what time I got up that morning, and encourage you to leave a comment to tell us what time you got up and how you’re doing on the challenge.

3. Want to blog about this challenge? I’ll have a link-up at the bottom of each post if you want to blog about the challenge each day. Plus, if you’d like to post your daily posts to the Early to Rise Group Board on my Pinterest page, just shoot me an email (moneysavingmom @ gmail dot com) and I’ll invite you.

4. Want to follow along on Twitter or Instagram? Each week day morning on my Facebook Page, my Twitter account, and my Instagram account (still getting this set up!), I’ll be posting a picture of my alarm clock as public accountability. I’d love to have you do the same or join in the discussion on Twitter and Instagram. Just follow hashtag #EarlytoRiseChallenge to see what others are tweeting and Instagramming about this challenge!

I think this public accountability is going to be fantastic! Who’s with me?


1. If you’re joining in the challenge, please leave a comment and tell us what time you are committing to get up every weekday in March. Remember: be realistic!

2. Also, you’ll want to grab a copy of Early to Rise by Andy Traub if you haven’t already done so. He’s offering it at the discounted price of just $4.99 through Friday. You can read my review of Early to Rise here.

If you prefer to receive the daily chapters via email, you can sign up for those using the link in the book after you purchase it. In addition, Andy has recorded all of the chapters so you can listen to them, if you’re more of an audiobook person rather than a reader.

Other posts in the Early to Rise Challenge series

  1. The 30-Day Early to Rise Challenge Begins on Friday (grab your ebook for just $4.99!)
  2. Early to Rise Challenge: Day 1 (Your Mindset Matters)
  3. Early to Rise Challenge: Wake Up With a Plan for Your Day
  4. Early to Rise Challenge: It's Not Always Easy (and am I the only one who thinks drinking coffee black is crazy??)
  5. 15 Things You Can Do Each Morning to Make Your Day More Successful
  6. Early to Rise Challenge: Adjust Your Attitude
  7. 11 Things to Do Tonight to Set You Up for Success Tomorrow
  8. Early to Rise Challenge: Change Your Life By Taking One Small Step at a Time
  9. Early to Rise Challenge: Find the Artist in You
  10. Early to Rise Challenge: "It's Your World, So Change It"
  11. Early to Rise Challenge: Swim Upstream
  12. Early to Rise Challenge: Focus on Other People
  13. 5 Steps to Start Your Day With a Better Attitude
  14. Early to Rise Challenge: Find What Motivates You
  15. Early to Rise Challenge: The Halfway Mark!
  16. Early to Rise Challenge: Choose Who You Will Be Today
  17. Free printable: 17 Ways to Set Your Morning Up for Success
  18. Early to Rise Challenge: Don't Live Today on Accident
  19. Early to Rise Challenge: Be Quiet
  20. Early to Rise Challenge: Face Your Day With a Smile
  21. Early to Rise Challenge: Find an Accountability Partner
  22. Early to Rise: Share Your Success (and why I have a new crazy-early wake-up time!)
  23. 11 Things You Can Do Tonight to Set You Up for Success Tomorrow (free printable)
  24. Early to Rise Challenge: You're Not Alone
  25. 5 Ways to Keep Your Sanity with a Newborn
  26. Early to Rise Challenge: Begin Your Day With Prayer
  27. Early to Rise Challenge: Don't Settle for Average!

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  • Janice Croskey says:

    I think this is a great idea. I commit to waking up at 5:30 am on weekdays and by 7:00 am on weekends. I will be using the extra time to meditate and plan out my day. I’m very excited to see how this improves, not only my morning, but my entire day! 🙂

  • Abbi says:

    I am committing to wake up by 5:30!

  • kriswithmany says:

    My goal is 6am. My current time is usually 6:45 on weekdays, and later on weekends. I want to do a little bit of scripture study and eat breakfast before the kids are up.

  • Jen C says:

    I am starting late…but really want to revamp my mornings! I want to be out of bed by 6:00am.

  • Miranda says:

    Ok, I’m a little late to start, but I just committed myself and bought the book. Something in my life has to change. I’m not a morning person at all and it is reflecting very poorly in my life right now bc by the time I’m getting my kids to school, the bell is ringing and they are late. I feel so awful. I’m committing to waking up at 6 a.m.

  • Linda says:

    I am late to join, but I am still joining! I am going with 6 am. Eventually I would like to make it earlier, but if I am consistent with this for the rest of the month, that would be huge!

  • Joyce says:

    Starting this late but I’m in. I need a change desperately. Shooting for 4:45am.

  • Hmmm…I missed the sale. Any chance this will go on sale again this month? I do need help with getting up earlier! I’m enjoying the posts, too, so thank you!

  • Karen says:

    I’m going to start getting up at 6:00 am instead of my usual 7:00 am! Finally a good motivator to get my fanny moving! Thanks for holding me accountable!!

  • Marygail says:

    Late to the party but count me in. I’ll be up at 6am every morning.

  • Jess says:

    Uh Yeah! I need this! Can we do it like year round… haha. My goal time would be 6:30-7:00. I am starting late but better late than never! Here it goes…

  • suzanne says:

    7am but ultimate goal is 6am.

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