Day 10: Time
Different times of day affect me in different ways. My natural tendency is to be nocturnal. I don’t wake up well in the morning. I’ve never been one of those people who woke up in the morning feeling fully rested and ready to go. I envy those people. It must be so nice. I need “processing” time in the morning, to resign myself to doing something productive. The rest of the day goes well, and it’s not that I’m non-functional during the day. It’s just that I always get more productive at night. It’ll be like midnight, and I’m supposed to be going to bed, yet I feel the sudden urge to write ten pages, and I’ve got the energy to do it. I get the best ideas at night. I actually want to get things done at night. Sadly, for me, this doesn’t work well. My schedule demands that I get up around 5:30 a.m. every day, so I can’t afford to be staying up at night to accomplish all my energetic goals. I have to force myself out of bed in the morning, and force myself to go to bed at night. I wish I could magically reverse these two!