I'm a very organized person, everything needs to be neat and in it's place. I'm also the type of person who makes lists. A lot of lists. Every Monday morning I make a to-do list for the week, and then every morning I make another list of what needs to be done that day. I always feel a sense of accomplishment as I scratch things off my to-do lists.
I stumbled upon this article while I was on LinkedIn a little while ago, and thought it was quite interesting! According to this article, "The best workers check these thinkgs off their to-do lists before lunch".
I try to do almost everything on the list...but I admit I struggle with some (I can't remember the last time I got a good nights sleep).
"A recent study published in an American Psychological Association journal, Emotion, suggests that early birds are generally happier than night owls.
More than 700 respondents, ranging from ages 17 to 79, were surveyed and asked about their emotional state, health, and preferred time of day.
Self-professed "morning people" reported feeling happier and healthier than night owls. Researchers hypothesize that one of the reasons could be because society caters to a morning person's schedule.
It's certainly true that the working world does. Working "9-to-5" is more than an expression, but a standard shift for many Americans. It also stands to reason that those who like rising with the sun are also the most productive employees in the office.
Do you want to be more like them? Then take note of the tasks these high-functioning, productive, and more awake employees have completed before lunch...."
You can read the full article HERE.
Are you a morning person? Or are you more of a night owl who dreads getting up in the morning?