Can You Change a Night Owl?
If you're in Facebook or Gtalk, you’d probably see my active online status even at 3 or 4 am. I may even tweet here and there if an inspiration hit.
You see, I "LOVE" working at night. I've been like this for years now. It is when I’m an uninterrupted, brain-juice-flowing, coffee-brewing-writing-maniac who’s running on a 1oo mile per hour speed.
Yesterday morning at about 7:30am, a friend whom I also do business with called to see what’s in store for us. But after working non-stop from 9pm the night before and just about to call it quits at 8am, I am drained. My brain has turned in to mush, and no amount of caffeine can get me all revved up until I recharge for at least four hours of sleep. Five hours if I'm lucky.
She greeted me with her usual sunny disposition. “Good Morning!” I however could not return the nice greeting with the same enthusiasm. I flat out said, “Yeah, that’s if I get some sleep now”. How callous of me. But when you’ve burned the candle working all night, my uncontrollable sarcastic persona comes out even more. Yeah, the up-all-night work gets me very far with work, but being dispirited with my business interactions can cost me more. It is all about relationship building after all.
Time for a change.
So, like kicking a caffeine or nicotine habit (according to people I know that smoke) – I have to slowly get my brain wrapped up on my need to change. But I honestly don’t know how else I can get the things that I do during the day with my 2 year old around me. Is that even possible?
Working parents, how do you do it?!
I do try to sneak here into the home office and at least check e-mail, catch up on the feed reader and maybe do a few other things here or there, but I can't sit down and collect my thoughts enough to write something unless I have at least a good hour of uninterrupted time and that just doesn't happen very often with a 4-year-old around. I'm just thankful for 3 morning a week preschool. :)
That has changed oh so much! I need my coffee. And I need now at least 7 hours of sleep. I'm old. Oye!