This is by far my preferred method. If you’re at your sharpest during the early morning hours, then use that time for maximum impact. Working 7am to 2pm is a great way to maximize productivity and make the most of your workday.
In the Marine Corps, we had a saying that went something like “we accomplish more by 9am than the rest of the world accomplishes in an entire day.”
While the rest of the world is still sleeping or just waking up, you’ll have the quiet time you need to focus and get a head start on the day’s tasks without interruptions from demanding clients or Zoom meetings.
According to researchers from the University of Washington, managers often display a bias toward early-bird workers. Even when total worked hours were the same, employees who began earlier were consistently rated as better performers.
Working a modified schedule also gives you more time to spend with your family or to just give you more time to do the things you love doing.