Five Ways To Get Going In The Morning

June 2017Words by Mr Ahmed Zambarakji

Illustration by Mr Adam Nickel

It is a well-documented fact that the world’s most successful entrepreneurs rise early enough to catch the proverbial worm. Apple’s Mr Tim Cook allegedly tells Siri to wake him up at 3.45am so that he can get an uninterrupted head-start on drowsy East Coasters. Twitter CEO Mr Jack Dorsey, on the other hand, gets up at 5.30am to meditate and then go jogging. The quiet solitude of the early morning allows these people to create a meaningful routine that prepares them psychologically, physically and emotionally for the day ahead.

The catch is: not all of us are particularly motivated first thing in the morning. Science has validated the existence of chronotypes,­ meaning that certain people have a genetic propensity to operate optimally only during certain hours of the day. A night owl cannot suddenly become a shiny morning person and vice versa. Having said that, there are ways to maximise your mornings ensuring greater productivity, health and emotional balance throughout the day. Here are a few of them.