“It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.”
Aristotle was on to something quite brilliant when he uttered this statement. When it comes to your work and productivity habits, you can fall into one of two categories: early bird or night owl.
With the night owl, as WorkAwesome puts it,
Many people have had the day to allow ideas and strategies to percolate throughout the day and spend the wee hours making those ideas happen. In essence, they’re getting a head start as well – just really late the night (or early morning) beforehand.
As for early birds, The 99% had an interesting article to back-up the “get the worm” method called “The 1-step Plan for Super Productivity“.
If you’re getting up early, you probably already have a good idea of what you want to accomplish that day – otherwise it would be hard to motivate to get up in the first place. Being an early riser also indicates a natural affinity for ritual and discipline – both key traits of especially productive people.
Which one are you?
If you’re a night owl looking to make a switch and get on a new rhythm, that same 99% article has some great tips, such as:
Get out of bed immediately! No snooze button! Expose yourself to sunlight and develop a routine.
Most creative professionals work during “normal” business hours, 9-5, with other productive members of society. Are you using the best of your productivity?
Drempt wants to know!