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Are You An Early Riser? Debunking The Productivity Myth

It seems everyone is telling people to get up early for a better life.

The 5 am club trend is growing in popularity and we don’t mean staying out to the early hours, we mean waking at dawn to a perfect routine, probably including yoga and a smoothie.

But what if that’s just not for you?

If you are fed up with hearing comments like “I swear I’m productive in the mornings” and, “it’s impossible to do anything once you start working late,” find out about what we are calling the productivity myth. Maybe a lie-in could actually do you and your business the world of good!

What is the Productivity Myth?

The productivity myth is the belief that getting up early in the morning and working hard all day long is the key to success. This belief is based on two false assumptions. The first is that the morning is somehow better than the evening to get things done. The second is that more hours equals more productivity. The truth is, there is no proof for either of these statements. In fact, studies have shown that people who start their day later are just as productive as those who start their day early. And, science proves over and over again we cannot be productive if overworked.

So if you’re not a morning person, don’t worry! You can still be successful.

Why you Should Sleep in

We’ve all heard the saying “the early bird gets the worm”. And while there is some truth to this, recent studies have shown that sleep may actually be more important for productivity than getting an early start to the day.

A study from the University of Toronto found that people who slept in on weekends (defined as sleeping until at least 8am) had lower levels of stress and better mental health than those who got up early. Sleep researcher Chris Idzikowski also found that people who identify as “night owls” tend to be more creative and have higher IQs than those who are “early birds”.

So if you’re struggling to get out of bed in the morning, don’t worry – you may just be destined for greatness!

Addictive and Stressful Mornings are not Worth it

If you’re an early riser, chances are you’re also a productivity junkie. The idea of getting a head start on the day and getting things done before everyone else is appealing. But is it really worth it?

The answer is a resounding no. Addictive and stressful mornings are most certainly not worth it. Here’s why:

  1. You’re setting yourself up for failure. If you’re not used to waking up early, chances are you’re going to be grumpy and sleepy. This will make it harder to get things done, and you’ll probably end up taking more naps during the day.
  2. You’re not getting enough sleep. Most people need around eight hours of sleep per night, but if you’re waking up at the crack of dawn, you’re probably not getting that much rest. This can lead to fatigue and make it difficult to concentrate during the day.
  3. You’re missing out on valuable time with loved ones. If you’re spending your mornings alone, you’re missing out on valuable time with family and friends. Waking up early to get things done can be isolating, and it’s not worth sacrificing your relationships for.

In short, waking up early can be beneficial for some people, but for those who are just not morning people, don’t let yourself be fooled, you can still be productive!

Whether you do or don’t get up early, you can work from Centro House from 9 am to 8pm!

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