(This post was written yesterday and posted today. There was only so much productivity I could handle.:))
Today I tried being a morning person.
It’s a big deal for me as I can barely function before 10 AM (although if I’ve slept well and you take me to a coffee shop I love, I can start writing/working at 10AM).
But this morning I had to take a meeting whose scheduling didn’t depend just on me, so I had to wake up at 7 looking and feeling like a zombie. Of course instead of brains, I was craving for coffee.
After a glass of black tea, 2 mugs of coffee, a tall Starbucks green tea, I’m getting closer to more Walking Dead than Liv Moore at 4.20 PM. But up to now, I’ve:
- attended a very useful meeting
- studied some awesome copywriting tips by Ramit Sethi
- checked out SYS’s forum on screenwriting and studied topics that appealed to me
- answered some questions on Quora. (Read Imran Esmail’s post on Boost Blog Traffic why Quora is an essential platform for writers and how to get the most from it)
- started writing this post
- shared helpful stuff on Twitter that wasn’t written by me
- followed some filmmakers I admired on twitter
- finally got around to use Instagram
- kept studying the e-book how to sell your screenplay in 30 days (note: most probably, it will take more than 30 days, but that’s not why it’s an awesome book.)
- improved my Blogger skills (and by Blogger, I mean Google’s platform; I’m mainly a WordPress person.)
- walked a total of 4 kms (…. miles, calculated thanks to my WalkLogger app)
- practiced Norwegian for 15 minutes
- socialized with a friend
While I’m ready to go to bed at 10 PM, all in all this was a very productive day.
However, I don’t think I’d be very happy if I had to do this every day. So tomorrow, I’ll get up at a more reasonable hour tomorrow and get the same amount or more done.
Wish me luck.
Are you a morning person? What changes are you trying to implement in your life?