The more we think, the more we are able to get clarity on the problem to come up with the appropriate solution. For the longest time I have been struggling with the concept of becoming a “morning person” to be productive. And today I realised something; I don’t care to be a ‘morning person’ I just care to make the most of the 24 hours I get. You see labels can mess with our brain, but we can unclutter it with the right label.
I want to be smart, a smart person wakes up as early as possible in the morning, and accomplishes a lot of work that could and has to be done before the humanity wakes up. In the digital world it is possible for us to do plenty work that is not time bound as per our convenience, this could be writing and responding to e-mails, scheduling social media content, writing blog posts, preparing content for messages to send later in the day. In the home front, much of your self-care, cooking, laundry, and all that jazz could be managed while the rest of the people of the house are asleep. Because some tasks get stretched just due to interruptions. I know I have that issue a lot.
Now this waking up could be 5 AM for some, it could 9 AM for some, based on their work and life routines. I am so done with the “5am club” and starting your day at 6am, the pressure is unreal. In my smart routine, the day you have more work, you get up at 5am and days you don’t you can get up at 10! The pressure to follow some rule, even though self-inflicted is just not making me productive. The guilt is unreal. So I am no longer wishing to connect with the “morning person” in me , which basically doesn’t exist, and instead be a “smart person” who does what’s needed.
Without a doubt, the early hours of the morning can provide a great sense of calm, quiet and accomplishment, and so do the late hours of night. A well thought after to-do list can ensure the remaining working hours of the day are spent getting all the tasks pre-planned and prepped for sorted.
In my life, I have enjoyed nothing more dearly than being busy, and juggling multiple projects, this takes away from any monotony that may strike, and keeps the energy levels productive. What is this life we live, only 24 hours in a day, and I know I want to spend a majority of them preparing for the real life (after death). There’s not point in anything else. Really, what is the point?
So if you are like me, trying to get productive by an early start to the day, don’t try to identify yourself with the “morning person” clan, just be you, and tell yourself, you’re going to be smart, and waking up whatever hour of the day helps you achieve your daily goals, do that. It’s better than guilt trips, and labeling that’s not getting you anywhere!