I started writing this blog post before my children woke up (they were up late last night) so in some sense I’m “using my mornings.” But as I’m cranking out my “What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast” ebook, I’ve realized that, ironically, I’m doing a lot of the work at night. I’ve started going to a local coffee shop (where no one will interrupt me) for two hours in the evening. It’s a similar idea to using one’s mornings — quiet, no interruptions — but in a completely different part of the clock.
I quite like it. I’m realizing as I look at people’s schedules that I will never be a happy-at-5 a.m. kind of girl. In high school and college I always studied late at night and before I had children I did a lot of my writing at night, too. As I analyze my time logs, I see that I get a burst of productivity in the morning, but all things being equal, I like to buckle down in the evenings.
The problem is that I rarely get the evenings to work. The kids expect to see me then (one reason I suspect they defied their babysitter’s attempts to get them down last night). So I’m an evening person who’s going to have to learn to be a morning person.
When do you do your best work?