Morning, Afternoon, or Nocturnal Person?

“Hey Dude, what do you think? You do half day in school and i also do half day in my school.”

You would think these words come from a teenager or an adult, but the truth is, it came from the pretty mouth of my 6 year old daughter doing some negotiation with his 17 year old secondary school brother.

These bunch of kids are afternoon persons. Whoever invented the school system thought that everybody who goes to school is presumed to be a morning person. “Early to bed and early to rise. He catches the early worm.”

Not true. Not true. I know of many people who operate better when they start their days in the afternoon and in the evening. These people, if they force themselves to sleep at 8 or 9 at night, will prove to be insomniacs to the traditional world. These people become sleepy around 1 or 2 in the morning.

Going back to my smart talking daughter and my hunk of a son. They both woke up at 6:30 am and the girl wants both of them to be absent in the morning and just go to classes in the afternoon. Thankfully, the son said no…no.

Both of them are typical afternoon people. Their day, if they had their way would start after lunch. But they go to bed by 8 or 9 pm, as per our (their parents) instructions. We researched and concluded that they need at least 9 to 10 hours everyday to function properly during the day.

Then, there is this other type of person who is nocturnal or a night person. They start their day after dark and they sleep when the sun rises. Their resting room should always have dark curtains so they could have a good night’s…oops…good day’s sleep!

So take your pick: what are you? At what times of the day you perform effectively and efficiently?


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