Most of us have a pretty underwhelming relationship with mornings. As soon as our circadian rhythms kick in we deploy the snooze button to act as hostage negotiator between us and our precious sleep.
But while it makes sense on paper that more shut eye would make us feel better, the tendency to think our days start at our desk could be doing us more harm than good.
When you read profiles of successful people the one thing they have in common is a morning routine. But nowhere in the details will you find the words “I regularly skip breakfast,” “I race around the house like it’s on fire” or “I jump on the train with wet hair because who has time to dry it? Am I right?” Instead they approach the hours before 9am as an opportunity rather than an inconvenience.