Enock Peter LauwoExperienced Tour Guide and Safari organizer in TanzaniaSome time ago
Serengeti National Park is a Tanzanian national park in the Serengeti ecosystem in the Mara and Simiyu regions.
The word Serengeti derived from the Maasai language (tribe) ’Siringeti’ means an endless plain.
This is the first National Park to be established in Tanzania in 1951. Its largest and iconic place in Africa for wildlife viewing.
With an area of 14763 sq. km (5700 sq. miles), Serengeti is well known for its large concentration of animals and unique wildebeest migration.
Wildebeest migration in the Serengeti ecosystem is older than the modern man. They use Serengeti plain as the season breeding and feeding ground more than a million years ago.
The main animals that migrate are wildebeest and zebra. There are about 2.5 million wildebeest & 1 million zebras migrate every year.
WHY ANIMALS MIGRATE?
There is a combination of factors that cause the animals to migrate. The main reason, however, is to ensure enough food and water throughout the year. The whole migration cycle is 1000 km every year
The video below shows wildebeest crossing the mara river heading to Maasai mara on the Kenyan side. This is the leading river in Africa by having the largest & biggest number of crocodiles.
Stress is simply inevitable in the lives of CxOs, entrepreneurs, and people who want to achieve a lot in any activity. Here I'm speaking from my personal experience first and foremost.
Managed stress allows you to achieve high productivity, but if unmanaged - it leads to burnout and a whole bunch of other problems. Again, personal experience.
Since I am constantly striving for the highest possible productivity, and would not want to burn-out again, I pay a lot of attention to the topic of stress management. At the same time, I think this is very relevant for many others as well.
Dealing with stress is hard. Cannot deny that.
On the other hand, the main principles are fairly simple - sports, sleep, nutrition, and recreation.
Anyone can (and should) become better at dealing with stress. I can't help but emphasize the analogy with sports that I like so much:
In sports, the main progress does not occur during hard workouts, but rather because of proper recovery. Well - rest, sleep, nutrition. Then proper recovery can lead to even better results. And so the cycle repeats.
Isn’t it the same with stress? I would say YES!
Why do you even wake up @5AM?
Early mornings for me used to be :
A. Stressful trips to the airports, while haven’t got enough sleep.
B. Going fishing with my dad (these were awesome but still I would wake up all triggered and exhausted.)
C. Trips to the hospital.
So far you should have already got the point that early mornings for me = no fun.
What my early mornings are now?
I take my time slowly, because everybody else is still sleeping. I make myself a cup of coffee, cook some light breakfast and listen to some audiobooks or podcasts, depending on the situation. Before I got my knee injured, I also used to jog in the morning.(The views would be even better than in the photo, trust me;))
As simple as it gets. I hate to rush somewhere, for example: school, work, whatever the case might be. I choose to enjoy my time, because good morning sets a tone for the day. Main pros:
A. You feel motivated. It’s an awesome feeling to have already done much more than your friends or other companies.
B. You learn much more about discipline. Discipline might be a huge factor in your success. F.e: you won’t be amused by that sweet donut at the coffee shop, might save some extra $ or kilos;) There is a quote by Jocko Willink(ex navy seal) - “ Discipline equals freedom.”
C. Productivity level. For some, it might be a huge game changer. Personaly, when I started rising early, it became much easier to finish the tasks in shorter amount of time. However, you should test it and then make conclusions. I just love the idea of testing and learning. Don’t be afraid to sacrifice one week;)
When not to get up early?
PRIORITISE SLEEP HOURS. Some people need 6 hours, others can’t live without 8. Basicaly, don’t sacrifice your sleep hours, so you can rise early. Hell no.
That’s the only situation that I don’t find benefits of waking up early.
As the saying goes : early bird gets the worm.
Thanks for your time❤️