Nite Owl or Daytime Person
Which one are you?
Many of us have jobs, kids in school, and a variety of things that just have to be done during the day. The farmer certainly is not out there at night looking after his animals or planting in the dark. But they do harvest at night when necessary.
Having said that, it does not make all these people a Daytime person, just doing what they have to do when the time is relevant.
The Nite Owl just loves working and enjoying all the things that are going on after 5:00pm. They love to stay up late so enjoy working a nite shift, having late dinners, and watching all their favorite TV programs that they can stream later. The needs of the day are done, kids asleep, no phone calls, it is your time.
What is right? There is no right or wrong. Research has proven that we have a
built in clock that makes us who we are. There are schools, now, that have come to realize that all children should not be starting school quite so early. Personally I am a firm believer in that. You cannot change who you are anymore than a leopard can change its spots!
There is one huge problem though that Daytime people do not understand. For them it can seem that if you get up at noon or a bit later, then you are lazy. They have been at work or doing their thing for 5 or so hours and cannot figure out how someone could be in bed. It may never cross their mind that perhaps you went to bed just before they got up.
It is very hard to be a Nite Owl in a daytime World. The thing is, though, that they do what they have to if commitments are daytime related. There is no choice. What happens to Nite Owls is, regardless of how early they had to be up and at it during the day, their most unnatural time, come nite time they wake up making for a very long day.
The Daytime person will just tell them to go to bed earlier. It does not work that way. Your body clock is not ready for sleep. You will toss and turn, no sleep whatsoever unless a short catnap, making it very hard to get up for your daytime job the following morning.
Where the Nite Owl can adapt, even at hardship to their biological clock, the Daytime person is programmed to the normal sun up and sun down time. The Daytime person will crawl into bed almost as soon as the kids are tucked in.
No one is right or wrong. What is it right for you? You are the only one who counts. Just know, people may never quite understand you, try as you may to explain it.
So be yourself regardless of criticizms. Your friends or relatives will understand that that is who YOU are, even if they do not quite “get it”.
I totally understand as I am the ultimate Nite Owl, I have been since I was a wee child.