By nature, I am a night owl. I love the quiet and stillness in the middle of the night. It allows me to be highly productive. My natural peak performance hours are 10am to 2pm and 10pm to 2am. I’ve always been like that. I get a second wind by around 9. I know it’s weird.
But years working the 9 to 5 grind has left my sleep cycle jacked up. I could never really conform.
Now that I’m a freelancer, in theory, I can sleep to whenever I want. Right? Well, not really. The rest of the world does not work around my goofy sleep schedule. In fact, I often read about top performers getting up at 4:30am in the morning to do their morning exercises, plow through their email, eat breakfast, and have set the day all by the time 7am rolls around.
This article by Fast Company describes what type of sleeper you and how to optimally manage your workday. According to them, I’m a wolf.