The Power of When | Book Notes #6

The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype--and the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More by Michael Breus

The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype–and the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More by Michael Breus

What if you could be more productive not by doing more or changing how you do things but just by changing when you do things?

What if there’s a right timing for doing things, and finding the optimal time to them, you can, not only make you more productive but happier as well?

Nice thought isn’t it?

As it turns out, there is a right timing for just about everything we do.

I’m an early riser, I’ve been one since I was a kid. I thought that was the norm because I grew up in a home where everybody woke up early too. Not until I went to college and lived with three other roommates, did I find out that it’s not actually common.

You would think that waking up early is always a good thing. That’s not really the case though when you’re a college student who, aside from wanting to study also wants to have an active social life. One that involved staying up late to do the said socializing. I tried changing my natural sleeping patterns to solve the problem, but I found it so difficult.

I thought back then that  being able to wake up early was just a force habit but after reading the Power of When, I learned that it is actually genetic. Continue reading →