Sunday, May 20, 2007

Jumpstarting Productivity


I don't know about you, but I find that my days are most productive when I start my day early. I remember the most productive time in my life included a schedule of exercising, cleaning and reading all before 8 am. I had never been a morning person (still not) - still at that time in my life I had committed myself to that routine and eventually it was automatic. My productivity was high and I felt a strong sense of accomplishment. So, now I have been trying to get myself back into that routine so as to capture that high level of productivity and I just can't seem to get my behind out of bed in the morning.


I am the classic "snoozer." I always start with good intentions - I go to bed at a reasonable hour, I set my alarm clock for 6am..... and then 1-2 hours later after hitting snooze over and over I finally get going with my day.


I was starting to wonder if I would ever be able to get back into that routine and here I come across an article. Steve Pavlina produces a very successful blog and his How to Become an Early Riser definitely caught my attention.


He draws attention to the correlation between early rising and high productivity. Along with his observations around how much time you gain by rising early, he shares an interesting system for becoming a habitual morning person.


So, if you are like me and wish you were a morning person - check out his article and try it out. Let's see what success we have in our new commitment to ourselves. I'll keep you updated!


Until next time...




3 comments:

Margaret Ropp said...

What an awesome post! I've been thinking that I need to get up earlier - then I'm more alert to get things done, plus easier to focus when everyone else is sleeping!

I'm off to read more on Steve's blog!

Rebekah said...

I am like you Suzy- always good intentions to get up and get moving, but I am not too good at it... how I ever taught elementary school I will never know! Maybe if I did not stay up so late looking at blogs???

Suzy Strempke said...

Maybe if I didn't stay up so late writing them *wink* And here comes another post...