We've all heard that successful people get up early. But you probably didn't think it was this early. Apparently, the most productive time of the day is 4 a.m.
Apple CEO Tim Cook supposedly sets his alarm for 3:45 a.m. to get a jump on the day, while Wall Street vet Sallie Krawcheck has written, “I’m never more productive than at 4 a.m.”
Mix 104.9's early riser, Greg Vincent (Wake Up with Greg & Ali) is always the first person at Mix by 4am. With this time being reported as the most productive time of the day, Greg is busy filling beans into the coffee machine, checking the Oz Lotto results, watching the overnight News reports, making sure the Photocopier is turned on. Greg is at his most productive at this time of the day. Unfortunately by 5am he's ready for a rest.
Why is this? While some experts say our bodies are meant to be active early in the day, and others suggest our minds are most alert in the early hours, psychologist Josh Davis, who wrote the book Two Awesome Hours, says the main reason for the productivity is that no one else is around. As he tells the Wall Street Journal, "No one is expecting you to email or answer the phone at 4 a.m. No one will be posting on Facebook.