I am a natural morning person. Even when I was a kid or teenager, I enjoyed waking up early and watching everything around me come to life. And I have always been my most creative, energetic and productive during morning hours. Because of that, I tended to schedule my day so that I would finish every major thing until the afternoon and did easier stuff (or didn’t do anything) after that. In fact, at some points, I started sleeping earlier so I could wake up earlier, as early as 4.30 (not anymore but I did this for a while). I just love morning hours. The longer they are, the more I enjoy them.
And I thought that was the better way. That is, I thought that everyone should be a morning person because that is natural. Not that I imposed that on anyone but I advertised it a lot.
Now I am not so sure anymore and that is because I saw a lot of people reaching their creative top at night and pass the morning hours. I saw people finishing papers or exercise better at night. I saw how natural this felt to them. It was not that they were forcing it to be like that. It just was. Then, I started questioning the conclusion I had arrived.
I had always thought (and still think) that there is something magical about morning hours. Watching and feeling the freshness of the day. But with those night-people, I started realizing that mornings are not the only special times of the day. Nights are just as magical. Listening to the silence of the environment around us is something. Watching and feeling that calmness brings in a different kind of energy. Maybe it is just that different people are driven by different types of energies. Some by the freshness of the morning and some by the calmness of the night. Now I think that what is really natural is what fits our own individual nature and that is variable.
So now let me know what you think. Are you a morning or a night person? Why do you prefer that time over others? Do you think there is a natural, all-fitting best time of the day? Let’s chat.