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Morning People.

In this world there are generally two types of people, 'morning' or 'night' people. I fall into the former because I've learned that in order to be productive an early start is essential. Which is not to suggest that I get up at the crack of sunrise and get straight into my day.

In fact I get up at the slightly more respectable time of 8:30am because then I avoid my partner and the kids getting ready for work and school. I like to relax into my day with an unhurried breakfast followed by an equally unhurried shower. My actual productive day starts around 10am.

Night people bemoan the very idea of getting up at 8:30am even though this would be considered sleeping in by die hard morning people who wake up with the sun. Night people generally start to stir at around 10:00am - at least the 'early risers' of night people do.

I've noticed that night people are some what less productive than morning people in how they organise their day. Generally they seem to be always a little behind in what they wanted to achieve before the end of their day. Not that I'm trying to imply morning people always keep their schedules either but I think morning people generally try to cram more tasks into their day.

Night people think they can't be morning people because they feel like crap when they have gotten out of bed early. However the reason they feel this way is because they probably went to bed in the wee small hours of the morning. They're night people after all.

To become a morning person you have to think like a morning person and train yourself to go to bed at a suitable time. Most people need about 8 hours sleep so going to bed at around 11pm should give you a good start at 8am (yes I know that's nine hours but getting up at 7am is really not necessary unless you are employed by someone who expects you to be at work at 9am).

It takes a bit of practice to become a morning person. On the other hand to become a night person is some what easier. Morning people can always find something more to do in a day. A bit of a caffine fix will keep a morning person going. Before you know it you can easily be going to bed in the early hours of the following day.

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