Monday, September 27, 2010
No Contest: Night Owls, Early Birds
I found a blog today discussing the benefits of early risers as opposed to late sleepers.
The early bird gets the worm? Not always.
To me, there is no need for early birds and night owls to vie for success. Not only will they both be successful, but they will be less stressed if they work when they are most alert. I am most alert in the morning time. I get more done before 8 am than many people. However, don't ask me to do anything requiring thought after 5 pm, when I am at my most sluggish. Most "normal' people can get a lot done then. It all evens out.
The Zen Habits website tells us in the article, Simple Manifesto: Break Free from the Tyranny of the Clock;
"The clock is a very very recent invention, and even more recent is our modern society’s slavish adherence to the dictatorship of the clock.
Only very recently have we been forced to work from 8 to 5, and to go to school and follow a very rigid class schedule. Only very recently have we become obsessed with tracking and making use of every minute, so that we have things to do when we’re waiting for other things to happen."
You will be most successful working with your body's own clock, not necessarily the world's.
Posted by Brooke at 5:34 PM