So far this morning, I’ve been a hairstylist, a garbage (wo)man, a pharmacist, a taxi service, and a waitress. Welcome to mornings at Chez Ivy. I can’t even tell you what I would give for kids who knew how to straighten their own darn hair.
This all got me to thinking, however. When I get up early, I get more done during the day. If I sleep in, I slack. I don’t know why this is, but I find it’s true with many people. Think about the people you know that work third shift- now, there are people who have been working third shift for years who have gotten good at it, but most third shifters I know basically just work and sleep. Even though it seems like there shouldn’t be any difference, there is.
My mom always said that the earlier you get up, the more you’ll get done. I figured these were just words of a steenkin’ morning person, but the older I get, the more I see she was right. Everyone has their natural circadian rhythm and some people are, indeed, morning people while others are definitely night people. But I find getting up even an hour earlier than my normal wake time causes me to get things done.
So, if you’re unhappy with your productivity, try getting up earlier. You might be surprised with the results!