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Should You Get Up Earlier?

You may hear time management gurus insist that getting up at 5 a.m. amounts to secret sauce for increasing personal productivity. Proponents of morning solitude argue that this time of day allows you to focus better on key issues, take advantage of your best mental state, and achieve more as you make key decisions before the distractions of the day begin.

Author Robin Sharma, a productivity coach, calls this “the 5 a.m. club.” Launching yourself before the rest of world awakens may have advantages, but here’s a tip—experiment first with getting up 15 minutes earlier than usual. You may discover magic in that small amount of time and get all the benefits of an early riser. If desired, add more time. Decide what you will do with these golden minutes or hours; otherwise, you may find yourself heading back to bed.

Keith Stein | 5/10/2018

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