If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you or someone you love is a night owl with (perhaps?) the desire (or need?) to become more of a morning person. Everyone’s body clock—or circadian rhythm—is set to roughly a 24-hour cycle based on sunlight. But whether you’re an early bird or night owl seems to be partially genetic. Biologist Christoph Randler’s research has shown that early risers tend to be more proactive, and successful in business. He told the Harvard Business Review, “Though evening people do have some advantages—other studies reveal they tend to be smarter and more creative than morning types, have a better sense of humor, and are more outgoing—they’re out of sync with the typical corporate schedule. When it comes to business success, morning people hold the important cards.”
Convinced? We were, especially since surveys have shown that CEOs and successful entrepreneurs tend to wake up very early. The good news is, even if you’re a natural night person, you can adjust your habits to wake up earlier. Here are 10 surprising tips on how to become a morning person. Fingers crossed it helps your productivity!
1. Eat a high-protein breakfast.
It’s not always easy to know how to be a morning person. A healthy, high-protein breakfast will jumpstart your day revving up your metabolism and delivering a boost of energy without a blood sugar crash later.
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