23 February 2011 in

Who Turned On the Sun?

FEBRUARY 23, 2011

It can be safely said that I am not a morning person. I am not only astonished but baffled by people who cheerfully get up at 5 AM. I mean what is so awesome about waking up at the break of dawn? As far as I’m concerned, unless I’m still awake from the night before, that time shouldn’t even exist.

In the last couple of years I have made serious attempts in waking up like a spring chicken. I’d honestly say that, on average I have failed. This confuses and frustrates me because I am generally a happy person. However, I need at least twenty minutes of alone time without any talking to reach my full level of operating capacity. This in itself is an improvement as it used to be approximately an hour. I should also point out that my time frames are estimates and have been known to vary from day to day.
I’m starting to think there is no hope; I will eternally be a night person. I hated bed times when I was a kid and as an adult I don’t even attempt to fall asleep till well after midnight. I get a lot accomplished at night; I think this is in direct relation to my short attention span. The day presents itself with too many distractions; places to go, people to see. The quiet and calmness of the night provides a perfect venue for getting things done.
I really wonder what makes some humans more apt to be “morning people” and others to be “night people.” It reminds me of the never ending battle of blondes vs. brunettes. I attempted to research this today and came across a bold claim stating that people who stay up until all hours of the night are lonely. I wasn’t too keen on that reasoning and therefore have temporarily stopped my research; mainly because I have never looked at it that way and seriously want to assess whether that claim holds any truth in relation to my life.
If the theory holds, I’m getting a pet; seems appropriate for it to be a cat (I’m not too keen on cats, but dogs seem like they are reserved for those happy morning people). Who knows this might be the solution I’ve been searching for and all hope might not be lost.
the outspoken introvert

19 Comments So Far:

  1. I'm a night person too. Absolutely. I actually saw some research one time that showed that night people are smarter and more creative than morning people. So there's some happy research for you. :)

  2. Ahhh, well that's reassuring....and sounds right to me.

  3. Hey there, Introvert! I have given you an award. Come check out my post about it to see what to do. :)

  4. My husband is exactly the same way! LOL. He just isn't a morning person. Whereas, I am so chipper in the morning and he HATES it! LOL.

  5. So it is possible for "morning people" to coexist with "night people" thanks Adrian!

  6. It is possible for "morning people" to coexist with "night people". I'm a morning person and my husband is a night person. So, I'm up at the crack of dawn, while he probably just went to bed a couple of hours before that! At some point in the afternoon, we're finally on the same page - just before I start winding down again, cos I'm usually in bed by 9pm!


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