Friday, January 30, 2015
Forbes Living Ponders the Differences between Night Owls and Early Birds
Some people naturally get up with the roosters and hit their performance peak by mid-morning. Others prefer to stay up late and get up later in the morning, hitting their peak later at night. Forbes Living explores the differences between the night owls and early birds.
For the record, this article is being written in the morning, which makes its writer an early bird. Up before the sun, powered by some good coffee, peak performance is reached by 11 AM. Some might call morning people “coffee achievers”. With the day starting afresh, there is much to accomplish before noon. The night owls are still cozy in bed as the early birds start checking off completed tasks for the day. Come mid-day, early risers can take a break, catch a cat nap and then get busy with leftover chores.
Night owls are people who like to hit the sack later, around 11 PM or after. They sleep well into the daylight hours of the morning. They reach peak performance in the late evening, around 8 PM. The stillness of the night as others sleep allows them to accomplish nearly every item on their to-do list. No distractions when the world is sound asleep and dreaming. Night people relish to overnight or graveyard shift.
The early morning risers love the bright of day to awaken their senses, minds and bodies. A regular routine is usually a given for day people. Structure is good and keeps them on track. Night people enjoy the freedom of getting work done without real restrictions. The differences between early birds and night owls can be a difference as night and day, or as common as day and night. Forbes Living wants to know: are you an early bird or a night owl?