Thursday, October 25, 2012

Day 25 - Finding Your Best Time - 31 Days of Keeping Your Head Above Water


All of us have a time when we work the best.  In order to keep our head above water, we need to find our best time and try to make our schedule work with it!

We've all heard all the sayings about getting up early, such as, "The early bird gets the worm."   I read blogs all the time with women touting that the one best way to get your life in order is to get up early.  People I know in real life wear their early rise time as a badge of honor.  At least here in the rural midwest, getting up early is seen as more righteous than staying up late.  When you wake up or go to bed isn't something that makes you better than anyone else!

We're all different.   For many people, morning is their best time to work.  If that is true of you, then by all means get up early and get some things done while you are at your best.   For others, though, they work better at other times of the day.   One of my best friends in college was a bear to get out of bed in the morning, but she could work well into the night.  She was a night owl and worked best after others were in bed.   For those who are night owls, it makes sense to work into the night and sleep in in the morning if your schedule can allow that!

Morning is my best time that I work best.   I was an early riser even as a small child.  I have many wonderful memories of getting up early in the morning, often with just my Dad and I awake.  But, I am also a girl that needs her sleep.  When I'm up with a child all night, those extra hours of sleep in the morning allow me to function the remaining hours of the day.   There is no shame in sleeping later, so you can get the sleep you need.  Remember, we are all in different seasons!   We schedule the harder part of the school day in the morning because this is my best time.

So, figure out whether you are a morning person, a night owl, or an afternoon worker.  Then, adjust your schedule to try to get the most done during those times.  And please remember ... you are not a better person because the hours you are awake are different than someone else.    A person who is a night owl is not more lazy than a morning person!

Find your best time to keep your head above water. 

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