Waking Up Early: Is It Worth It If You’re Not A Morning Person
As much as I wish I was a morning person, I have always been someone who struggles with waking up really early. I’ve tried resetting my natural clock many times, and although I do wake up way earlier than I used to, I still wouldn’t consider it to be really early. I thought I would share my thoughts on if waking up early is worth it as a non-morning person, + some tips on finding the best sleep schedule for you!
Waking Up Early As A Non-Morning Person: My Personal Experience
As someone who is not naturally a morning person, I wanted to see if changing my natural clock would make a difference in my daily productivity levels. I tried waking up at 6:30 AM every day for a month to see if it would really make a difference. It was lovely to get up with the sun but I found, in the long run, it didn’t do too much for my productivity levels. I did have more time in the morning to relax, read, and get ready, which was great. But since I was still tired I ended up doing my best work at the same time as I did getting up later. My natural clock gets me up anywhere between 7:30 to 8:30, which I’ve realized that for me personally, this is perfectly fine.
My Thoughts + Tips
Here are some of the things I’ve come to the conclusion about having to be a “morning person”:
You can force yourself to wake up earlier than your body’s natural clock, but if you’re too tired to focus properly it might not be worth it.
There is nothing wrong with resetting your clock to wake up a little earlier, but you don’t have to be up before the sun to be productive. It really just comes down to how well you work throughout the day, not when you wake up.
Everyone has those hours of the day where they do their best work, so figure out what they are for you. Plan your sleep around this.
You don’t want to sleep for too long and waste away the day, but figure out a system that works best for you. For me personally, I do my best work in the afternoon to evening. I personally prefer staying up later doing work than getting up early and doing it.
All that matters is you get enough sleep for your body. If that means waking up at 6 AM or 10 AM, do what’s best for you, your body, and your schedule.
Just work hard but listen to your body. Having good mental and physical health will help more with productivity than anything else.
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And those are my thoughts and tips of if waking up early as a non-morning person is worth it! Are you a morning person or a night owl?