So, I need all y’all’s opinions.

I’m starting to consider NOT becoming an early riser.  Here’s the thing:

It seems like my productive times are nearly always at night.  I mean, I’m not productive EVERY night, but on the days that I am productive, I usually peak at around 9 or 9:30 pm.

When I get up earlier, I get tired before I ever hit my stride.

Does anybody know where I’m coming from?  Is my “peak” time likely to move up as my wake time does?  Am I wasting my time by trying to become something I’m not?  Or is getting up early a life skill that will pay dividends in the long run?

Do tell.


6 Responses

  1. Nah. You may just be a night owl. Everyone is wired differently…I say play to your strengths. I couldn’t figure out why on earth you were torturing yourself – first by trying to get up early, and then by berating yourself for NOT getting up early! lol.

  2. I’m totally with Laura on this one.

  3. Well, I’m afraid you have your genetics working against you as we don’t have any real early risers in our family except by necessity and loud alarm clocks. We all tend to stay up late at night and struggle to consciousness in the morning. If it’s truly your hearts desire to become a morning person, I wish you the best of luck! But you certainly have a battle ahead of you fighting your biology!

  4. I’ve always been a night owl & I would never try to be an early riser. You need to do what is best for you! If you aren’t getting anything done by getting up early, then quit silly 🙂 I know in the past when I have had to get up early, I did it but I didn’t get much done during those times. I was going to be so early & spending most of my day early, I just couldn’t get it right. Good luck with whatever you decide 🙂

  5. If you’ve never been an early riser then I’m sure it will take your body some time to get used to it. I was always a morning person until I married my husband who is a night owl and keeps me up late with his work schedule. I have to tell you that I enjoyed my old schedule better!

  6. […] to My Strengths Posted on February 17, 2008 by Jenni When I wrote this post asking for advice, Laura commented, telling  me to “play to your strengths.”  I […]

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