Just like every other creature on earth, we humans have an internal body clock which determines our 24-hour rhythms. Clinically called a chronotype, and often referred to as our circadian rhythm, each of us possess a different natural rhythm to our sleeping patterns.
Rising early to make the most of the coming day is often touted as the one thing many successful people have in common. Oprah, Richard Branson, Michelle Obama and Apple’s Tim Cook are all reported early risers. And for good reason: those who are up well before the hum of the day descends upon are often reported to be more productive, are likely to have more willpower at this time, and are better able to plan their day.
It can be difficult to fight your own DNA (though not impossible). If you’re willing to embrace a few new habits, you’ve got a good chance of winning the battle. Here are a few tips to get you started on your journey to morning glory: