Working shift hours, you will find that “shifting” your clock to your waking hours will help.
Example, Swing Shift, 3:00 P Start:
2:00 P Wake, Shower, “Breakfast”, Travel, Clock-in
7:00 P Lunch
6:00 A Bedtime
Graveyard-Night Shift-Dog Watch, 12 A Start:
11 P Wake, Shower, “Breakfast”, Travel, Clock-in
4:00 A Lunch
3:00 P Bedtime
Does this help?
The term, “Breakfast” is a cultural label that signifies the first meal after waking.
You, as an individual, are capable of naming your first meal as “George” or “Jim” or whatever you fancy at that moment.
The name says it all, it's the first meal you eat "break fast".
So I would say yes. 🙂
But for me, the breakfast must be at 9 at maximum, so at 12 I'm having the lunch.
I would say breakfast is the first meal you eat in the day so if that’s after 12 then yea it would be. But there are some caveats. First, you should be making sure that you eat breakfast decently close to when you wake up. With some exception such as maybe you do a fasted cardio workout first thing in the morning or maybe you practice intermittent fasting. But regularly try to eat it within the first two hours of being awake. For those reasons I would say the only time you should eat “breakfast” after 12 would be if you are waking up after 11. Now that brings up another issue, maybe that’s the schedule your daily routine falls into due to work or maybe your internal clock makes you the most productive this way. If it’s not a necessity to maintain that routine, I would recommend to avoid it. There are a lot of scientific studies conducted around sleep patterns that say differing results but it is hard to argue against one thing. If you look at most of the successful people in the world, as fabulous points out, they almost all have great morning routines. This includes waking up earlier in the day.
In my option this is due to the fact our brains are the most ready for cognitive function about 2 hours after we wake up. This in the time you should schedule the most difficult/complex topic you will face in a day; because your brain is fully rested, has received the breakfast fuel you need and has not been impacted by other hard decisions made in the day.
In the end your daily routine is whatever will work best for you, be something you can stick to and beneficial to your future success.
Best wishes in your future endeavors.
More seriously, the importance is that your first meal of the day gives you energy to accomplish your goals and won’t make you crash. As long as it’s one of the first things you do when you start your day, that’s what matters.
Everyone is on different schedules due to work or other life demands.
It is important to start your day with a good meal no matter what time or what you call it.
The habit is important not the terminologies.
And then of course, why not have breakfast any time.
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