Are you an "early bird" or a "night owl"?

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  1. WritingPrompts profile image65
    WritingPromptsposted 10 years ago

    Are you an "early bird" or a "night owl"?

    If you didn't have anything else (like a job) making you get up at a certain time, when would you get up/go to bed?  And do you think creative people tend to be more early birds or night owls?

  2. anuws profile image59
    anuwsposted 10 years ago

    I am a night owl, not and early bird! I cry to wake up early. lol big_smile

    1. WritingPrompts profile image65
      WritingPromptsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      My kids are both night owls too.  It's next to impossible to get them out of bed in the morning.

  3. dghbrh profile image80
    dghbrhposted 10 years ago

    I do not know about others. I used to be a 'night own', now completely turned to be an 'early bird'. Creative people is a breed whom if you can leave to generalize will be preferable. Its the creative independence that is the specificity which I do not think can be ruled by time.
    Interesting question for sure.
    Thanks and regards.

    1. WritingPrompts profile image65
      WritingPromptsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      It's good to know that it can change.

  4. AlexandraMorris profile image57
    AlexandraMorrisposted 10 years ago

    I am a night owl, sleeping during the day. There is no real answer to the other question of yours because everyone is different. However for me i am more creative at night because i can concentrate better.

    1. WritingPrompts profile image65
      WritingPromptsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I find mornings better than nights for being creative because I'm not so tired, even though both are quiet.

  5. Seeker7 profile image85
    Seeker7posted 10 years ago

    Now I'm definately an early bird. But when younger I was a night owl. It must be an age thing that it swaps around as you get older. Having said all this, one thing I do know is that I never have been an afternoon person at all, even when younger. I really feel much less energetic from a bout 2pm to about 5 or 6pm. Then I spring back into life again! Very odd.

    1. WritingPrompts profile image65
      WritingPromptsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I'm with you most afternoons. 2-4 is a bad time day or night.

  6. ocbill profile image53
    ocbillposted 10 years ago

    I am becoming earlier than the birds as I keep getting up there.

    1. WritingPrompts profile image65
      WritingPromptsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Do you sleep less overall?  I have an older friend (80ish) who barely sleeps at all, maybe 2-4 hours a night.  I'd love to have that much energy!

  7. lburmaster profile image77
    lburmasterposted 10 years ago

    I used to be a night owl. Going to sleep at 3 in the morning, reading all night, couldn't go to bed because of thinking. Now I wake up at 6 every morning for no reason. No alarm clock, no cats at the door, I just wake up. It is horrible! So I'm now an early bird who gets everything done by 10 in the morning.

    1. WritingPrompts profile image65
      WritingPromptsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I've always been an early bird.  I used to get up early to eat breakfast with my dad.  Now I get up whenever it gets light out.  Same thing, no alarm needed... just a little light outside.

    2. lburmaster profile image77
      lburmasterposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That might be part of the change. Light in the window. Thank you for bringing that to my attention.

  8. peachpower profile image60
    peachpowerposted 10 years ago

    I'm both!!! I am burning the candle at both ends right now, as a mother to 4 kids who has zero time for herself.

    I find that my creativity sparks at night, which can be unfortunate, since I am up and at 'em early to get 2 of the 4 off to school.

    I am trying something different now by setting an alarm for one hour earlier than I normally get out of bed to see if I can get the same sparks, when I'm fresh from sleep. Either way I think it'll do something beneficial by changing it up a little- keeping me on my toes, per se.

    What about you? Are you the proverbial early bird or the opposite?

    1. WritingPrompts profile image65
      WritingPromptsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I'm definitely the early bird, sometimes I wake up extra early with ideas that make me get out of bed to go to work on them. I hope the alarm works for you, kids can be tough on creativity.

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    SkeetyDposted 10 years ago

    Definitely a night owl. And I think creative people may be either a bird or an owl.  Depends on their type of creativity

  10. Rajan Dhir profile image66
    Rajan Dhirposted 10 years ago

    It is interesting that how all the years went by flashed through my eyes, the moment i thought of writing the answer. There were days when i used to stay awake all night long. I'm an early bird now. It is like finally reaching home and knowing who you are.
    Thank you.

  11. sangre profile image94
    sangreposted 10 years ago

    Early bird, I could get up at 6 am and it wouldn't bother me at all. I have more energy in the morning and feel like I can accomplish more earlier in the day compared to late in the afternoon or night.

  12. jennzie profile image78
    jennzieposted 10 years ago

    Night owl. I used to be both, but now I'm usually terrible in the morning.

  13. profile image0
    B A N K A I guyposted 10 years ago

    I am both an early bird and a night owl. I choose to go to bed late, yet I can't sleep for long... just not for me! I guess the latest I have ever woken up is 2-3 PM (without jetlag) and that was after the most tiring day I have ever experienced. I do get more energy at night, but also I am perfectly fine in the morning.

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    CatsPageposted 10 years ago

    I am an early bird.  There are mornings that  I am up at 4am starting my day.  I like the quiet of the early morning and like to be awake for when the sun comes up.  Sometimes I get more done between 4 and 7am than I do all day!

  15. sparklingcrystal profile image63
    sparklingcrystalposted 10 years ago

    I used to be an early bird but ever since I got a job that requires working on a graveyard shift, I got used to being a night owl even though it's my day off. I think creative people can be either an early bird or a night owl because there are people who likes working when everybody's sound asleep while there are also those who finds inspiration easily in the morning or when the sun is still up.

  16. puspenduseo profile image60
    puspenduseoposted 10 years ago

    I am Early bird. But when I was student on that time I was night owl but after so many years I face some medical problem like Digestive system problem.
    Now I am early bird, for this I get more working hours and some morning walk make me fresh.

  17. profile image77
    grumpiornotposted 10 years ago

    Definitely a night owl - but I would love to be an early bird.
    It seems that by the time I am going full speed for the day, everybody else is slowing down - I'm hoping that Seeker7's comment holds true.

  18. visionandfocus profile image72
    visionandfocusposted 10 years ago

    This is kinda embarrassing because I don't want to come across as lazy, and I certainly manage to get a lot done in a day. However, I can neither wake up early nor stay up late. I guess I'm more of an "afternoon" sort of person. I consider myself creative though. I just have short creative bursts. smile

    1. WritingPrompts profile image65
      WritingPromptsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      And I thought early birds were probably rare!  It sound like you get enough sleep to be really productive while you are awake though - and that would be a good thing.


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