I've never been a morning person. Or rather, I've never been a waking up person. I've recently been trying to work my schedule forward because I've discovered firsthand how immensely more productive I can be when I take advantage of those early hours.
Jack Archer of Airows recently post these great tips and I'm working on taking them to heart. One thing that his list implies which I never seriously considered until now is getting an actual alarm clock. Most guys I know use their phones as their morning wake-up device which naturally leads us to check out Facebook, email, Instagram, and/or Twitter before even getting out of bed. Not only does this inevitably waste time, but then my precious, recently-cleared headspace is immediately filled up with the impressions, thoughts, demands, and general noise of the people around me.
I'll be purchasing a simple alarm clock this week and charging my phone outside of my bedroom just to see where that gets me. I'll keep you posted.