The easy way to do things… is not always the best.
Like water and electricity, humans naturally seek the path of least resistance. We are wired to conserve energy wherever possible (and this includes having to think). Unfortunately this can be a recipe for disaster in the long term.
In prehistoric times, conserving energy meant surviving. Nowadays, however, energy (food and drink) is abundant. Conserving energy is no longer necessary.
So get up early and exercise. Spend more time working on your financial future. Put the effort in to complete your side project.
What part of your life could you afford to spend a bit more energy on?