I’m a morning person. I have been since I was a little kid… I love waking up at the crack of dawn, listening to the birds sing, spending some quiet time journaling, & drinking too much coffee. To me, it’s the best time of the day… before little feet start pitter-pattering down the hall, & I’m feeding lunches & breaking up little spats between the tiny humans. I try to get up at least an hour before the kids wake up, so that I have plenty of time to wake up & feel like a human before I have to talk to anybody.
The ironic thing is that I’m also a night owl! There’s nothing I love more than putting a TV show on Netflix late at night, with dinner keeping warm on the stove for Hubs (also a night owl), & a good project in my hands. Oh yeah… keep the coffee flowing, please! With the Campfires launch getting closer, these past few weeks I’ve been doing both; waking early & going to bed late. I have to be careful, because if I lose too much sleep I will quickly turn into a cranky, exhausted Momma… which NO amount of coffee will help!
It’s all a balancing act. Sleeping, not sleeping… MUCH iced coffee, vs. knowing when to put the coffee pot down & back away slowly (so you don’t start twitching). Today was one of those days… realizing I needed to take a break from my plans for the day, which included hauling off to the gym at a crazy early hour so I could hit spin class. There’s always tomorrow. For today, I’m going to make stuff in between making sure I get enough rest. Because burning the candle at both ends will make the candle disappear, & I want to let my light(s) shine.
I do the absolute best if I work when the inspiration strikes, which is usually for several days at a time. I’ll get up early, excited about the projects planned, & stay up late working on them. It works well for about 3 or 4 days, after which I find myself working hard but not getting much done. I know I need to give myself a rest at that point, so I take a nap. Sleep in later than normal, & just try to accomplish smaller tasks instead of the big ones. After I let myself have a bit of rest, inspiration will usually strike again, & I’m off on another few days of late nights & early mornings!
How about you? Are you a Morning
Person? A Night Owl? Or Both?
(If both, how do you try to find balance?)