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Getting Up Earlier May Increase Your Productivity

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We’re all used to being terribly busy and not having enough time in a day. We trudge through our day so we can finally make it home to get some sweet relief. But what if the end of the day isn’t the best time for you to be you?

BetaBeat released an article that is right up our alley. They discuss how it is that some people manage to juggle commitments, families and work every day. Their solution? You’re not getting up early enough. In fact, studies have proven that early risers are generally happier and more well-rounded than night owls.

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Why? Maybe because we are at our most creative in the mornings. Because people who go to bed at a decent time get a full night’s sleep and wake up earlier than others; providing time in the mornings just for themselves. You’re recharged and can take on the world. You have more willpower. You can go to the gym like you promised yourself you would do, respond to social media and emails, or perhaps get a head start on some fantastic recipe for dinner that night. These are all things most of us wait to do until after work because we view that as our free time. But at night, we’re drained; exhausted from those meetings all day, tired from staring at a computer screen, and maybe a bit grumpy too.

Going for a jog or opening up your computer again after work may make you groan a little. In fact, our consultants really don’t recommend it at all. So why not get up earlier and save a chunk of time for just you in the morning? Sure, that means going to bed a bit earlier every night. But in all honesty, what good are you accomplishing during those extra couple of hours in the evening anyway? Most of us are useless blobs on the couch by then, so why not be in bed, charging yourself up for a morning of pure, uninterrupted, productive bliss?

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Alyssa Shea

Alyssa Shea

Alyssa Shea transplanted from Illinois to South Carolina. She loves to write, read, and spend time with her dog and her family. Alyssa is very active on social media. She has been part of the AccelaWork team since 2013.
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