I am finding the EXACT SAME THING is true of me, and does it ever piss me off. I hate getting up early in the morning. I am incredibly productive when I get up early in the morning. I still want to be working until 2am. By 11:30pm I'm dead in the water.
And here it is, midnight, after a staggeringly busy day, and I am about comatose. I don't think 5am will be calling to me tomorrow morning.
don't blame yourself.
It's just your body complaining against the anti-naturalness of starting the day at any time other than 5pm.
Municipalities, being perennially broke, moved society to a daylight schedule to take advantage of the cheap light.
In Oral-history societies, having no need to read things written on paper, lawyers get up at 5pm and go to court around 8 or 9 pm.
That's just awesome. Bullshit, but awesome. ;-)
It dawned on me that I had become a morning person some time last year. I'm still trying to come to terms with that. :)
I clearly suck at it, still being up at 12:30....
I regularly stay up well past when I should because I stubbornly insist on having adult time, regardless of whether I'm too tired to enjoy it. :)
I'm the opposite, unfortunately. I was made to be nocturnal, and I'm infinitely more productive at night. I get much more done if I wake up at 4 pm and go until 6 am, but I can't do normal person things (go to the bank, call people at offices, go to the library, etc) if I do that. I feel sick and tired most morning (regardless if I wake up at 6 am or 10 am), and generally don't feel like a human being until afternoon and evening. I always get my best writing done at night, and if I wasn't afraid of waking people up, I'm 90% sure I would get my best vocal work at night as well (right now I make do with afternoons).
The world is more kindly inclined toward the diurnal, without a doubt.
I feel just like you. I LOVE staying up late and relaxing, doing all the comfortable leisure-type things that make you sigh in contentment. Yet, the next morning? Sleeping in till 10a or later makes me feel secretly guilty. My best, most productive energies are somehow channeled in the morning when my mind is still a little too groggy from sleep to object and I can delve into labor without any disturbances from a still drowsy mind.
Yet I hate waking up that early. Even with a good quota of sleep under my belt, the alarm clock goes off and I begin to gamble and cajole my mind for just a few more moments, or calling into work (never an option) or whatever else for just a few more moments.
BTW, used your tea pot again yet? I got a french press for Christmas and I'm just itching for some quality, whole-leaf teas!
I do like it best when I wake up naturally, even if my brain is screaming, "nonono, this is not a human hour!!!!'
Yes, I have indeed used my teapot since!
I was born an owl, I've always bee an owl and I'll probably always be an owl. It think it is on our genes.
To this day, I still feel like a vampire on a day pass from time to time.
I used to be that way....
Are you on facebook? ferrett and i are both on livejournalboat community on there but I haven't seen you? Just wondering... I have a lot of LJ friends added on there just in case...
I've avoided facebook so far - I really don't need another place to waste time!!!
You and me both with the AM productivity.
I have to have to have to get back to this.
And see, I *wish*I could be like you. I am a night owl, and do my best work at about 2:00 in the morning. That would be fine, except I have a kid who needs to be at school by 8:00, and my body wants 9 hours of sleep. Even *if* I go to bed at a decent hour, my brain is in a fog until about 11:00 am. It sucks to be out of sync with the world. Consider yourself lucky, my dear.
I wish I could just commit fully, one way or the other. That's all I really want....
I'd love to be a morning person, but it just ain't gonna happen in this lifetime. I am a nightowl, always have been. I get a second wind round about 10p.m., and it's a real struggle to get out of bed before 10 a.m.
Ah, well, we are slaves to our genes, I guess.
It would honestly be easier if I could choose one or the other. My brain works better in the morning, but I hate going to bed early.
I sympathize, but from the other way around. My brain usually only functions well enough to write during the night. If I take meds to allow me to wake up in the mornings, work, see people I know and feel better, I get sleepy in the evenings and sleep better but don't write as much.
Life is a series of tradeoffs.
I hate that. I want everything! ;-)
Hi G. Are you online? I wanted to send an email or a pvt msg but didn't want to bother you if you are not currently online and I don't want a public post.
I'm in and out today. If you send it via the private message, I will get it.