For the majority of my child and adult life, I never considered myself a “morning person.” I was a night owl. During my culinary art school career I worked late through the night and slept in the mornings. When I started working in the restaurants , I conformed to getting up at 7 a.m… but I didn’t enjoy it. I would get up as late as possible, skip breakfast, rush to work, and then feel like I was trying to catch up the rest of the day.This type of routine will take its toll on your physical and mental well-being and majorly impact your productivity.Now, I work from home for myself on various businesses, and I happily wake up around 5:30 a.m. each day. Even on weekends, I’m usually up by 7 a.m. It could be that I’m enjoying the work I’m doing so much and am accountable to only myself; however, I think it has more to do with the fact that I’ve learned so much about how creating good habits and a morning routine are critical for lifetime success.