Do you know a night owl or someone that says they’re a night owl? I considered myself to be one a few years ago, but it all ended when I finished my first dissertation. I spent two whole days working on it up until I submitted it and oh to bed I went. I think I slept for 15 hours the first day and another 12 hours the next day just so that I could catch up and focus on studying for my finals and not be like this when I see the paper:
I don’t know what it is, but I feel more productive at night. There is so much going on during the day that I can’t really concentrate on one task; receiving emails, phone calls, messages and a whole nother level of annoyances via email (spam and discounts left right and centre). At night, the world is asleep; well at least where I live everyone is asleep, and the island is silent.
The setup would be something as follows. Of course, I would have my laptop where all the magic happens – mostly assignments. I connect the second monitor just in case I wish to binge watch two seasons in one night or watch some Youtube videos. Sometimes, I prefer just getting my headphones and listen to some loud club music. I feel as though this is sort of my coping mechanism to focus and I am actually able to read and understand what I’m reading.
In Winter, I’m mostly an early bird now as I have to get up for work in winter (I work in a school so at the moment I’m on summer break). I have to try and be productive during the day – sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
This summer I had to write another thesis in the hopes of getting a Masters degree. It isn’t done yet and I am failing miserably during the day, but at night I feel I work better and it takes me back to my degree days. I am hopeful that this is my last dissertation but who knows maybe a PhD is in the works for me, by way, way, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay in the future.
Do you consider yourself as an early bird or a night owl? Let me know in the comments below.
Stay happy, stay you.
Your virtual friend,