This is a question I ask myself every time an 8:00 a.m. meeting is scheduled. Your probably thinking, "wow, Ronii you are really stretching for a topic this week." But I think this is a topic that many people struggle with.
I sit on the Board of Directors for a non-profit and their board meetings are on a Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m. I do realize that people do have jobs that they need to be at by 9:00 a.m. but for a night person like me it is brutal. But I do ask the question, doesn't it seem to you that the world is made up of morning people? Who determined that 9:00 a.m. is the start of the work day?
I think that everyone is different in the time of day that they work and function the best. Mine is between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (preferably with a glass of wine). That is my most creative time and those are the times that I work on marketing plans and campaigns. I do my best bookkeeping work at 10:30 a.m. and nothing works right for me before 9:00 a.m. generally. But the more people I talk with the more I'm convinced that the world is full of night people that are conforming to the norms of society that say you have to be a morning person. If this is the case and there are more night people out there, then why do we all feel the need to start our days at 9:00 a.m. or before? I guess the the few morning people that are out there just got up before us.
Regardless, if you are a morning person or a night person embrace your true nature and work with it. Figure out what you do best and at the best time for you and you will be happy with the results. Don't be shy to express your true nature as a morning or night person because you will do your best work and that will make all the difference. I'm curious to see who out there are morning people and who are night people and which group outweighs the other. Let me know which category you fall in. My vote is for night.