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Most articles about productivity tell us to wake up early, have a morning ritual, get moving, etc. Don’t get me wrong. It’s great to get up early before everyone wakes up and get things done.
But is that the right time for you?
Getting up early every morning will do nothing for you if that isn’t the time when your energy is at its highest.
Some people work better at 2 pm. Some people can’t have a coherent thought until 10 am. Others can’t get into a groove until after midnight.
It’s about finding where your energy level is at its highest and optimizing your day to do your best work during your best time.
I am a morning person and know that I can do my best work between 7:30 am-noon. I can be productive in the afternoons, but it takes more energy.
This distinction is even more important as a side hustler since our time is limited. If you are a morning person, can you wake up a little earlier and spend an hour before your job working on your business?
Can you dedicate your lunch break to your biz? Or sometime at night when everyone is asleep? Try to use some of your high-energy time to work on your side gig.