I feel like a zombie in the morning
August 25, 2010 9:17 PM Subscribe
I've started a new, earlier work schedule now that I'm carpooling with my fianceé. I don't have issues waking up, but I do tend to feel "slower" when I'm trying to work at earlier hours in the morning. Any suggestions for how to feel clearer and more focused earlier in the day?
posted by Allenthar to Work & Money (13 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Before I moved to this new schedule, my prime work period tended to be around 4-6PM. Now I'm leaving for home at 5PM, so I need to make sure I make up those productive hours earlier in the day. Any suggestions for getting in the "zone" early in the day? I get into the office around 7:45AM, and as a software engineer, I'm basically the only one there for at least an hour. I don't drink coffee, and even if I did, I've read that habitual caffeine use stops being effective after a couple weeks.
I can potentially stop carpooling if that seems like the best thing, but we both enjoy it and it saves us money and time commuting. I'd prefer to keep carpooling, yet be just as productive as when I went in later.