Just like our current catastrophic political system, there seems to be a divide amongst people who are either early risers or night owls. For instance, morning people prefer to wake up with the sun to jumpstart their day and night owls desire to stay up late to burn the midnight oil. While there's no right or wrong way of living, most people tend to strive to change their everyday habits so they can wake up a few hours earlier to be more productive... or, you know, so they can enjoy a few drinks once happy hour arrives.
But what exactly makes a morning person more productive? Well, according to clinical psychologist Dr. Carla Marie Manly, morning people have very unique routines.
"Morning people are often very task-oriented. As a result, morning people often have unique routines scheduled to accommodate their personal needs. For example, a 'morning person' father might tailor his first hour of the day to meet his exercise needs, read the newspaper, and then prepare his 'to-do' list before heading off to work. A 'morning person' mother may rise early to enjoy the first hour with her spouse before the children awake; before leaving for work, her routine may involve breakfast with her husband, quiet meditation time, and a brief yoga routine," continues Dr.Manly in an interview with Bustle over email.
So if you want to become a morning person to be more productive, there are a few habits you can adapt to help. Here are nine surprising habits morning people have in common.