I love mornings. I love waking up to a new day. Waking up to a rising sun, to a cup of freshly-brewed coffee, and the peace and quiet ambiance. And I find that more people, especially those around my age, tend to be night people. They say they’re more productive, energetic, and less-irritable in the evenings and even late at night. They’re able to party, study, and work all night, yet in the mornings they struggle to get out of bed. I’m not saying that being a night person is bad, in fact, I prefer that more people are night owls. That means that there are less people up in the morning and disturbing my peace and quiet. And just to reiterate, when I say morning person or night person, I’m basically saying what time of the day you prefer to do things. Whether it be work, studying, exercising, etc. And yes, while it may depend on what you’re doing, usually, people have a preference between doing things early in the day or later in the day. If I had to choose, I would choose to do things in the morning. If you’re struggling to decide which one is better suited for you, here are some reasons as to why I’m a morning person.
Once you do things in the morning, you get the rest of the day off. If you’re like me, when I have things to do, they tend to stay on my mind. Even if I know that it’s not too important or an urgent need, it’s somewhere in the back of my mind. So, by getting things done earlier rather than later, I don’t have to worry about anything for the rest of the day.
By doing things in the morning, I am starting my day off by being productive. And they always say the first step is the hardest step. So by taking the first step of the day to get out of bed and be productive, I am starting my day off the best I can. Whenever I stay in bed longer than I planned to the night before, I end up feeling groggy and less productive for the rest of the day. Things in the day get pushed back and I end up needing to rush things or reschedule, which becomes a pain in the butt. Even just getting up from bed as soon as I wake up and fixing my bed is all I need to start off my day on the right note.
And according to Google, morning people are better suited for success. Whether it be for academics, working a traditional eight-hour workday, or a healthier body and mind. And it makes logical sense as to why. The normal work schedule tends to start early in the morning, so someone who’s a night-owl can have drowsiness or a lack of energy if they work the standard 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. job. And the sun rises in the morning, and exposure to the sun reduces incidents of depression and increases happiness. But I also know that everyone has their own cycle, so if your body can’t handle doing things in the morning. Then it’s best for your physical and mental health to do your things later in the day.
Like I said before, there isn’t necessarily a right answer to what’s better between being a morning or night person. It comes down to personal preference. I’m a morning person, and I don’t think it’ll ever change. Here’s why I think so. When I go to sleep at night, I dream of waking up. Seeing trickles of the early sun shine through the cracks of my window blinds. Everyone else is too tired or still asleep, so it’s peaceful and the only thing I can hear is the morning breeze. I brew some coffee. Maybe I listen to some relaxing music or start reading a book while I sip on the warm coffee. Once I finish the coffee, I start getting ready. Getting cleaned up and putting on an outfit that makes me feel good. I step out the door, then take a second to remember I’m alive again. And I’m thankful to God for waking me up to another beautiful day.