I have been on Team “Night Owl” for as long as I can remember.
Sure, I remember waking up as a kid to watch Mr. Wizard before taking the bus school, but as I grew older I shifted my daily routine further and further back. By high school, I was struggling to get out of bed to get to school on time, and all through through college an “early” bed time was 2 am.
Even in my adult life I struggled to get to bed before 1 am. During my nearly six years of writing articles for Nerd Fitness, I’d guess that 90% of my writing was done after 10 pm.
And I wanted to be a morning person, but I just couldn’t do it. I remember asking on Twitter:
“I can’t seem to get myself to focus during the day, and do my best work at night. How do I become a morning person?”
And the responses all came back saying the same thing: “You’re a night person, just learn to live with it.”
But as we explained in our comprehensive article on sleep, just two in ten of us are true “night owls.” The rest of us are morning people (larks) or somewhere in the middle (hummingbirds).
Little did I know that I fell where most people do – somewhere in the middle! I wasn’t a true night owl – just someone with bad habits! And I was missing out on all sorts of stuff as a result – namely quality sleep, sunlight, and a social life!
So, I stopped making excuses, and over the past six months, I’ve turned a corner.
Today, I’m going to talk about HOW I became a morning person and why you should consider it too.
If you’re somebody working weird hours, don’t worry, we got you covered there too.