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?