I am not a morning person. Actually, to be more accurate, I’m not at a functional level until a few hours after I’ve been awake regardless of what time it is (in the past few months, I have tested being awake at 4 AM versus 10 AM versus 7 PM). However, I do realize the importance of making the most of the few hours of the morning that you have before lunch time comes around and you’re realizing there’s only 4 more hours in the day left for you to complete your work before traffic becomes a true nightmare.
So when I found this article regarding how to be the most productive as you can in the morning, it really intrigued me:
The entire article is full of simple things that you can do to slowly change your morning into full-on productivity. Sure, I (mostly) prep the night before, but know what I can and can’t do well during the morning? I’ve never thought of it before, but I do know I am quite horrible at holding conversations with people and I don’t quite care for replying to emails in the morning. Instead, I’m good at absorbing information and reading articles, so it now has me thinking… Maybe I should invest more of my morning time doing that?
(And let’s not even mention the whole “Let’s work out in the morning” thing…)
Also, using food as a reward for myself? I will be the first person to admit that I am a fatty on the inside and am very easily motivated by food. Even altering my perception that morning equals the time I wake up until noon (I usually think mornings end after 10 AM…), it just provides me with that many more hours to be productive.
The idea that I can cram so much into the morning actually seems pretty exciting, as I always hit a 2 PM “wall” that really removes all productive cells from my body.
Now if only I can convince my bosses that I don’t have to answer emails until after noon…