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 workers. 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:
- Make a “TO-DO List” the day before
- Full night’s rest
- Avoid hitting the snooze button
- Exercise daily or every second day
- Have a morning ritual
- Eat breakfast
For the full 12 see 12 Tasks That Killer Employees Always Finish Before Noon