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Are you a morning or evening person?

Are you a morning or evening person?

Are you a morning or evening person?

Jesse Meester being a vampire for Halloween and being “active” when the sun sets inspired to write a new blog post on jessemeester.com. 

While most people are at their most productive between 9 and 11 am, some people are simply night people. It doesn’t mean you’re any worse or any better than others, but it’s definitely good to notice this and to save your most cognitively-tasking to-dos until the night time, because you’ll be more efficient that way.

There’s been lots of research about how some people are biologically more likely to feel more alert in the morning, while others are at their best at night. You might be more alert and have better cognitive ability in the evening, for instance.  

Researcher say over 350 genetic factors that could influence whether people feel more naturally energized either in the morning or in the evening.
 
So, if you don’t naturally feel alert in the morning but decide to wake up early anyway, you might be sabotaging your actual peak performance times.

“People say: ‘Oh, this CEO is doing his 05:00 regimen, I’m going to hop on and do this on Mondays and Fridays,’”

But what should you really do? 

Experts say to experiment. Don’t listen to vocal thought-leaders or LinkedIn influencers – figure out what works best for you. And, hey, maybe that does mean waking up super early after all.  

Pay attention to when you feel most tired and most awake. When on holiday, make a note of the times you fall asleep and wake up naturally. Try to sync your schedule to those times, as that’s how you’ll tap into most of your natural energy for the day ahead.

All Halloween Pictures on instagram.com/jessemeester