I’ve always wanted to be a morning person, but if I had to choose between snoozing my alarm for an extra 15 minutes and basically anything else, you’d find me with my eye mask on and curtains drawn, fighting for a few extra minutes of REM sleep.
When I first began working from home, rolling out of bed minutes before my first meeting became even more tempting. But I quickly realized that waking up earlier, just as I would if I needed to commute, is uniquely beneficial because it gives me some time for myself and the opportunity to tackle some small tasks that get my brain going. The result? I feel more energized and focused and better equipped to get through the workday. Here are the habits I’m putting into practice every morning, and why you should do the same.