It’s OK to not be a morning person

Following on from my previous post about why it’s ok to fail, I have decided to make this “it’s ok” thing a little series on my blog. Today I wanted to talk about being a morning person.

Whether it is Twitter, Facebook, bloggers, magazines, websites, it doesn’t matter where you look there are so many posts and articles out there all about how to be a morning person.

Now being a morning person can have some serious advantages; you have more time in the day to get things done, it makes going to 9am lectures and work a lot easier, and it can really motivate you throughout the day. But why are we all striving to be these peppy morning people that don’t need coffee to kick start their day?

I wouldn’t say I’m not a morning person. If I have to be somewhere I will drag my sorry ass out of bed, stumble my way through getting dressed and be out the door within half an hour. But when it comes to being motivated and doing work the evening is where it’s at.

I feel like there is a lot of negativity around not being a morning person and we are all feeling the pressure to suddenly get out of bed at 7am and go for a jog. No thank you! I would much rather spend my morning doing things for myself and waking up slowly, and that’s ok. As long as you’re not late for things like work – because that could become a problem – then who cares if you are a morning person or not.

Every time I have an exam to revise for, an essay to write, work to do or blog posts to plan I always do it in the evening – expect for today because I’m on a bit of a roll. At night when I can relax and think, without that little voice in my head telling me I should be doing work, is when my best ideas come.

I’m also not alone in saying that I have more energy at night. Heck sometimes I put my zumba Spotify playlist on and have a mini disco in my room – you should try it sometime it’s a blast.

If you aren’t a morning person and you are thinking of trying to be one then that’s ok as well. If that is something you feel you need to change about your life in order to improve it then I say brilliant! Striving to improve yourself and your life is an amazing thing. But don’t feel like you should be trying to change things like your morning habits just because everybody else is talking about doing it. It’s like New Year’s resolutions. What’s the point in setting them if you’re only doing it because everybody else is.

Let me know if you are a morning person or a night owl? Have you tried to change your habits just because you think everybody else is doing the same?

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  1. April 16, 2017 / 8:33 am

    I feel the same way, I’m such a night owl and I always have been. I’ve always gotten more energy from staying up late and in the mornings I am the furthest thing from peppy. If you stay up late or wake up early you still get the same amount of extra hours I figure, so I may as well sleep in when I can 😉

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • April 16, 2017 / 11:17 am

      Agreed! I’m more motivated in the evenings too. Thanks for commenting x

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