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The Key To Better Focus and Higher Productivity: Work Early In The Morning (4 Reasons Why)

Jari Roomer
Peak Productivity
Published in
5 min readNov 5, 2018


I never really considered myself a ‘morning person’. In fact, I used to love sleeping in and start my day easy and slowly. I loved to make every morning a ‘Sunday morning’. However, at that point in my life, I was also stuck. I was producing and creating at a slow pace, and I didn’t see the results in my business that I was hoping for.

I knew that I had to stop labelling myself as ‘not a morning person’ and that I needed to change my destructive habit of sleeping in. So I started reading The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod and Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy. Only then did I fully understand how I was destroying my productivity, focus and essentially my life by not waking up earlier.

Fast-forward a few years later and I’ve been able to transform my life (and business) by waking up early and crushing it from the moment I wake up.

Morning = Peak Performance Time

I like to use my mornings for one primary thing: To crush my most valuable task(s) for that particular day. This task is the one that has the biggest potential upside if I complete it and the biggest potential downside if I don’t. Usually, this task is also the most challenging one, so I need my full mental resources available to do it of the highest possible quality. Furthermore, because it’s the most challenging task, it’s also the most likely task to procrastinate on.

However, by completing it early in the morning, this never really happens anymore. Besides, I’m able to complete my most valuable tasks faster and of higher quality due to better focus. But I’ll explain all of that in the following sections, where I share the 4 reasons why working early in the morning is the secret to better focus and higher productivity!

Reason 1: Less Mental Clutter

As you’re working early in the day, you won’t have many experiences to process yet. Aka, you’ll have less mental ‘clutter’. This means that more of your mental resources will be available to focus completely on your task at hand. You can compare this to your phone or computer running smoother when it has enough space left on its hard-disk.