I started waking myself up at 5am in December. The company I work for relocated nearly all of its employees to a location that is farther from my home and in a busy area. I wanted to set my hours such that I never got stuck in rush hour traffic, and so that I was able to make the reliable car available to my wife before all businesses closed. A few weeks ago, as I was finally starting to get the hang of my stupid hours, we bought a new car and I promptly overhauled my schedule.
So, out with the old routine, in with something that is hopefully more beneficial to me!
I'm getting up at 7am, but instead of rushing out the door immediately, I'm writing, meditating, and practicing guitar. I leave around 9am, get home around 7:30 or 8pm, and stay up late. So far, I like it. We'll see how it goes for the next few weeks.