You can have all the productivity tools you can get your hands on, it will not make you more efficient when you don’t have the time to implement them. When you’re behind at your work few productivity tools can get you where you want to be.
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There is however one ‘trick’ to be more efficient: getting up earlier. This gives you more time in the day when you feel energetic and motivated. Why? Let’s face it. Answer this question: can you get more done past 9pm, or before 9am? Right. Case closed, point made.
Your mind focuses more intently in the mornings. And because every decision you make tires the brain, the mornings are better for ‘brain work’ and efficiency.
In the morning your brain is charged and ready to work hard, just like a fresh battery. You are at your best and will get things done quicker and better. Do the hardest tasks when you’re at your mental peak for the day.
But it’s not only your mind that works better, it is also because there are fewer distractions:
most of the world is either still asleep or just stirring. A typical day can get crazy, fast. So waking up early means no phone interruptions, no collegues popping by with questions or requests, no dramas and meltdowns (yet) to be taking care of; the world is still silent (well, the birds are singing), it’s just you and your big hairy audacious goal(s).
When you wake up early, you have more time for planning, strategic thinking, and getting organized. Of course you preferrably plan the day before, but the morning is great for that too 🙂 You have the time to do the necessary prep work, you want to avoid snafus. So no rushing into things unplanned and without thinking! You are well prepared.
Summing it up: getting up earlier lowers your stress and worries, it gives you more energy, clarity and focus. You’ll feel happier, driven and inspired. You can set goals more easily, have clarity, be more efficient and motivated.
You’ll experience so much growth, you’ll be on fire!
Are you interested in being an early bird? Find out here how you can be an early bird too!by