Immediately Following Sleep
Immediately Following Sleep
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The Answer to Life’s Productivity is When You Wake Up:

You can maximized your productivity by focusing all your energy in three hours of your day. The moment right when you wake up is proven to be the most productive at getting stuff done and getting stuff done right! Ron Friedman who is a leading researcher in this field states:


“Typically, we have a window of about three hours where we’re really, really focused. We’re able to have some strong contributions in terms of planning, in terms of thinking, in terms of speaking well” (via Harvard Business Review).


The brain has shown to to be the most ready and active after it has had an average night of sleep. Creativity is improved, alertness and even efficiency is best following waking up. Reasons for this may be linked to our subconscious minds, which is free to wonder during sleep in a way that helps make connections about things we’ve learned, ideas about how to accomplish what’s on our to-do lists and clarity about prioritizing tasks.




In a way, sleep makes us more mindful because we have had all night to be calm and detached from stress. Interestingly enough, sleep also improves our ability to feel motivated by giving us a jolt of energy that isn’t otherwise ready accessible at other times of the day. So, the first things you focus on when you wake up are going to have the most attention and fuel. Conversely, what some of us do is immediately rush to our phones, look at Instagram, Twitter, Facebook etc… What we should be doing instead, as these studies suggest, is tackle the hardest part of our day first to maximize productivity and make the rest of the day easier.


A good way to make sure you’re taking full advantage of these productive hours is to make it a habit to have the first thing you do when you wake up as a time to write down notes, journal or plan the main objectives you need to accomplish in the that particular day. This will allow for a more focused energy and a sense of clarity throughout all of your daily tasks. I wouldn’t be writing this unless I didn’t believe it in. I’ve been noticing huge benefits from implementing this type of a focused and productive morning schedule and I highly recommend it! Feel free to keep me posted on ways in which you’re able to maximize your morning routine by commenting on this post below. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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