I must confess…I’m an anytime sort of gal!
I set this prompt with an idea that I would best associate as a morning person. I do like exercising in the morning and I also enjoy working in the quiet, pre-dawn period before the house awakens and chaos ensues. Mornings are peaceful and full of possibilities. I do rather like getting up and at ’em early.
I’m not one to consciously set the alarm early each morning in a bid to capitalise on all these wonderful advantages.
Far from it.
I will stay in the warm confines of my bed for as long as I dare. Or, more precisely, for as long as I dare withstand the growing whines of the pugs, desperate to escape their crate. Or for as long as I can stand the incessant demands of the kids, keen to have breakfast or get dressed or whatever else they need my assistance with.
So while I do like the odd early morning and the boost in productivity and creativity it brings, I prefer the slower mornings where I can stay in bed a little longer and snuggle into the pillows. Preferably on those extremely rare mornings where the rest of the house doesn’t stir until at least 7am!
If I’m not a true morning person then, does that make me an afternoon person instead? Surely, after having the chance to rest up in the morning, I’d be all systems go, come the afternoon, yes?
I find I’ve always been least productive in the afternoon. Always. The energy levels flag, the concentration falters and I find myself searching for easy tasks to get through the worst hours for me, between 1pm and 3pm.
Of course this period is also characterised by the lead up to the school run and mass procrastination. I seem to have an uncanny ability to justify not starting a new and detailed task when there is the promise of a break in proceedings not far away.
Then, of course, once the kids are home after school, productivity goes out the window while I attend to their needs and to the daily demands of the household, like cooking, washing and organising school things.
So I can confidently state that I’m not really an afternoon gal but I’m learning to work through my issues as those traditionally hard to work through hours make up a significant portion of my work at home day!
Which brings us to night-time. Once dinner, cleaning up and bedtime routines are completed I often find myself back on the computer trying to get through those tasks that were not-so-conveniently deferred from the afternoon.
Night-time does work for me. I like the fact I can sit back and get a few extra hours in when the kids are in bed.
There are drawbacks however. It reduces the time I have to spend with Nathan, the quality time that we need as a couple. And it’s not always that productive, given that I set myself up in front of the TV so I can pretend to have some sort of quiet time with him!
Nevertheless, night time is a good time for me to be creative, to be inspired and to be productive.
As long as I stay awake and not get too engrossed in what we are watching!
So it appears I’m an all-day sort of gal. There really is not a definitive best time of day for me. Although I do know that afternoons are not my cup of tea.
What about you? Can you clearly associate with mornings, afternoons or nights? Is there a time of day when you are most productive or most content?
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