You Don’t Need to Wake Up Early to Be Productive

It’s no mystery that the majority of voices claim you need to wake up early to be productive. However, this claim is FALSE.

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It’s no mystery that the majority of voices claim you need to wake up early to be productive. However, this claim is FALSE. The truth of the matter is that productivity comes down to one thing: time management. How productive you are boils down to what you are doing with the time you have available to you. Some people wake up early daily, and yet, they don’t get any of their shit down. Some people wake up later in the day on the regular, and they also don’t get shit done. But if you took a massive poll, you would find that there are outliers out there that somehow get a tremendous amount of work done, and they wake up later in the morning or (early afternoon) than your early birds. There are even people who are on opposite schedules that wake up in the evening or late afternoon and sleep in the morning. The point is, what works for you? So many of us are always looking to see what everyone else is doing that we forget to figure out what the hell will work best for us. If you manage your time correctly, you will be extremely productive — especially if you avoid context switching, which many of us do in such a distracted and digital world. So here we come to the final questions:

  • At what time of day do you work best?

  • What activities can you eliminate from your day that are not providing much value?

  • In what location do you do your best work?

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Steps to take from here:

  • Answer these questions

  • Wake up at a time that works for you

  • Avoid context switching & focus on one activity at a time

  • Implement self-discipline into your daily life

  • Exercise expert time management skills

  • Maximize every moment of your day

  • Never waste a minute — every second counts