This phenomenon is one I have happening in my life as well.
I probably should make a huge plaque or two to put in my kitchen and my office.
Yeah, I should cross-stitch something and hang it over the alarm clock.
Bitch, don' you touch that!
You know, subtle.
When I wake up early - early being defined as 6am for me - I am much more productive than normal, and end up feeling better about myself as the day goes on.
However, I hate waking up early because it means for the first hour or so I'm tired, and I love my sleep. It's a horrible trade-off.
I know the feeling. Like that hour of the day is an affront to mankind and all that is good in the world.
And yet, it's not. Very confusing.
i hate getting up early as well...but I'm uber productive in the a.m. That's why I arranged with my boss for my schedule to be from 7:30-3:30. That schedule works much better for me.
I'm always more productive in the wee hours because everyone else is asleep, and there are no distractions. Nothing's on TV. Nobody is expecting something an hour from then. I'll go into work early, even if it means a ten hour day, just because during those two hours before others arrive I can get a complete day's worth of work accomplished.
But I'm not about to set my alarm early just for that. If I happen to wake up, bonus (aside from the tiredness). If not, that's fine, too.
I don't think it's optional for me, from now until the exam.
I hate that early morning alarm clock as well, but I also function much better early in the morning. When I worked nights, it damned near killed me.
Funny; when I was a teen 4am was a time to be getting to bed. A summertime alarm set before 9am bordered on obscene. How we change....
And I still love that icon. We just got the DVDs. Haven't had a chance to look at the extras yet.
My two older kids are night owls. I wasn't much of a night owl when I was in my teens, oddly enough. Of course, I worked after school, too, so that might explain some of it.
I guess I'm just one of those annoying morning people who everyone hates. :-/
One of these days I might get the DVDs. I saw a few episodes of Dr Who when I was in England.
I know! from about 13 until just this year, my natural sleep schedule kept me up until 6:30 am. It's changed so recently, but now I'm seriously dragging if I'm up after eleven.
Caffiene and stress making an exception to this rule of course.
13? HA! I remember you at 3 years old saying to me, "Momma, I'm just like an owl! I sleep in the day and stay up at night. I'm nocturnal!"
Are you spending any time with the relatives, now that they are in town?
And not yet, but tomorrow yes.
2006-07-16 08:56 pm (UTC)
Your internal clock just can't be fought effectively.
I'm the opposite of you... given no restrictions - my body would stay awake until around 3-4am then wake up again around noon-1p... my peak efficiency hours are really after the sun sets - 7p-ish to midnight, 1a.
I do find it interesting to note that with only 2 exceptions - everyone I've ever asked who was a 'morning person' was born in the early a.m., and us night owls tend to be born evening hours.... it's like the body clock got set at birth.
I was born in the afternoon - don't know what that means!
I also find the early morning more productive; the brain and body are both well rested, everything seems to take less effort, and the TV, phone, other people, do not distract.
I think there's a lot of truth to that.
Provided that I have sufficient sleep, I find any time without distractions to be productive. (Sufficient sleep means waking up without the alarm set or going off.)
My current "daddy duty" is to stay up until the kids come home. That puts my productive time between 10:30 - 12:00 at night. Everyone else is in bed, and I can work uninterrupted.
Why is it that the best studying only occurs under unpleasant conditions?
I hate our school cafeteria - it's cold and has a machine that goes BEEP, but damn if I don't learn better there than anywhere else.