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Daily Prompt: Your Time to Shine – Early bird, or night owl?

As I start writing this, it’s… let me see… 7.28 am. On a Sunday. I’ll add that I’ve already been awake for 2 hours.

Can you guess whether I’m an “Early bird” or a “Night owl”? Currently it’s dark when I get up in the morning.

This is pretty much a combination of two things. I start work quite early so my alarm goes off at 05:50. Since this happens five times a week, the two days over the weekend aren’t enough to change this habit, alarm or no alarm. I also live alone, so there’s no real reason to stay in bed, if you know what I mean ;-).

In fact, on a weekend I often get up even earlier, keen to start my day off! Since I’m quite awake in the mornings this makes sense. I can get a lot done (i.e. watch a lot of TV, ahem). Later, I can have a nap. I’m in my forties. I’m allowed to randomly take naps. I’m practising for my retirement.

I generally wake up every 2-3 hours overnight anyway. Apparently, this is the way people used to sleep before there was a standard working day necessitating the standard 8 hour block of sleep. If I could get away with it I’d just nap when I felt like it over the entire day, but I don’t think my boss would like that.

So I rise early and go to bed (what other people would consider) early – lights out rarely later than 22:00. And that works for me.

  1. Gilraen
    April 28, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Same here. I always have been an early bird. Sleeping in today was 7.30. SO on the other hand is still asleep 🙂


    • April 28, 2013 at 7:11 am

      7.30 sound like a lovely sleep in! I have to admit, on the rare occasions when I sleep past 7am, I do feel quite a lot fresher.
      Go and wave some coffee under SO’s nose – that’ll wake him up!


  2. Serena
    April 28, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Me too, but I do like to have an hour listening to some gentle radio show before I swing my legs of the edge of the bed 🙂


    • April 28, 2013 at 5:49 pm

      Sounds like a nice gentle idyllic way to start the day! I’m more your “wake up and explode out of bed at speed” sort of person 🙂


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