How can you be more productive?
It’s a loaded question, I know. Everybody and their mother has an answer to this question. And like most things that everybody thinks they already know, the answers you’ll get will vary wildly in quality and applicability.
Myth: Get An Early Start
Some people will tell you “You just need to wake up earlier- Wake up early, get to the office before anybody else, and you’ll be able to get some real work done! It’s always worked for me, and if you don’t do it, it must indicate some character flaw or laziness.”
Of course, that advice works for them because they have a chronotype that puts them into the group of “Morning People.” (A chronotype is basically the preference for waking and sleep times, as determined by your circadian rhythm. Contrary to popular belief, it is not something that you can ‘will away’).