It seems like the internet is always telling everyone to wake up early. That’s the only way there are hours in the day (apparently) and if you sleep in, you’re not hustling and will fail. Etc. I’m sure there are more and less dramatic ways of putting it, but overall I’m a bit tired of the sentiment that only morning people are acceptable.
Why You Shouldn’t Become A Morning Person
What Is A Morning Person?
I view being a morning person as one of two statuses: you wake up cheerful and ready to go, or your body clock is so used it to it that you wake up early, but it doesn’t mean you like it much or that it suits you.
I can’t really relate to this one personally. I’m not exactly grumpy when I wake up but I’m not really kick started and enthusiastic either. I used to be someone who jumped out of bed on the first alarm but in recent years I’ve come to embrace the snooze button.
Habit Morning Person
This is me. I have whinged before about having a long commute. This means I am up early and I need to get to a train station while there are still car parks available. This is what dictates my work hours and time to wake up on weekdays.
Do You Need To Become A Morning Person?
Necessity might dictate it, yes. It certainly as with me. The need is very clear for me: I need to be able to get to my day job, so I can pay my bills. As with nearly everything though, I believe that the correct answer is the one that works FOR YOU. Maybe that is waking up early. But maybe working late at night is when your brain is fired up. And that’s fine too.
Think Of Others
If you’re cheerful in the morning and your partner, family, colleagues or friends aren’t… well, they might start to hate you 🙂 Of course, this could also be a good tactic to get them to avoid you in the morning, so I say do whatever works for you!
Are you a morning person? Do you think the internet is a tad too obsessed with people “needing” to be a morning person?