Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Early Bird or Night Owl??

I've got issues. Anyone who knows me has figured that out pretty quickly. One of the things that have always baffled me about myself is that I go through phases where I stay up into the wee hours of the morning and other times, I wake up in those same wee hours. And I love both. Kind of crazy.

I love staying up late, after everybody has gone to bed. It’s the perfect time to read and/or catch up on all my dvr’d shows. It’s also when I typically get creative and can really dream about work stuff.

I also love getting up early—before everyone else is awake. It’s the perfect time to sit with my Bible, read a devotional, and catch up on my favorite blogs. I love getting to the office before anyone else and blaring my music while I get emails written and work done uninterrupted.

The problem is, the two don’t mix. If I stay up late, it’s hard to want to get up early. If I get up early, it’s hard to keep my eyes open past 10pm. I think I finally figured out the answer today, after living with this for almost 39 years (yikes! Can’t believe I’m almost that age!).

I had to drop the girls off and pick them up from school today. I worked a little over 6 hours in between those two things. After picking up the girls, I came home and took a 20 minute nap, and then we snapped into action again. We had an appt, grabbed dinner and I went back to work for another couple of hours.

I think I was more productive this way. Seriously. Afternoons are always hard for me—I catch myself dragging or having to leave my office and bug others because I hit my lull. I’ve been trying to think of some spiritual analogy here, but am coming up empty. Probably because there isn’t one and I’m just rambling.

So, now I just need to find a job and a family that will let me do that every day. Know of any?

Which are you--night owl or early bird?


Angel said...

Let me clarify--I'm not interested in getting a different family or I guess I need a new plan

April said...

Hmmmm, I like both too, just depends. And as many days as possible, I like to take a 5-10 minute nap, and it makes all the difference!