How to Make the Most of Your Mornings

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 way you start your day is often the way that you finish it.

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…

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