Rituals and Schedules: Early Bird or Night Owl

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Early bird or night owl?
Early Bird 17%  17%  [ 11 ]
Night Owl 83%  83%  [ 54 ]
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15 May 2014, 1:19 am

i get more work done at night--there are a lot of kids in my neighbourhood so during the daylight hours it's too noisy to concentrate, and i can't draw or write without intense focus.

i also like walking/biking at night because it feels like i have the city to myself when i do. it's peaceful and no one bothers me (unlike when i go out during the day).



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15 May 2014, 1:20 am

Pobbles wrote:
Nocturnal, non-avian.

Less light, less noise, fewer people at night. The world is less intense when the Sun is warming the other side of the planet.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this response.
It very much mirrors how I think, and I am so glad to have found this place! :D



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15 May 2014, 1:25 am

Mugen wrote:
Pobbles wrote:
Nocturnal, non-avian.

Less light, less noise, fewer people at night. The world is less intense when the Sun is warming the other side of the planet.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this response.
It very much mirrors how I think, and I am so glad to have found this place! :D


Invoice is already in the post, cheers man! :lol:


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15 May 2014, 1:35 am

My bed time is 2AM.

Unless I cannot settle. Then it is whatever it is till I can get settled.


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15 May 2014, 2:48 am

auntblabby wrote:
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I'm NOT a morning person. I like staying up really really late, even on work nights. Staying up 'till 3am is common for me, and often times I'll stay up until 5am or later.

on a workday how do you stay up until 5AM and then get any sleep before work?


My shift starts in the afternoon. ;)



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15 May 2014, 11:41 am

mr_bigmouth_502 wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
mr_bigmouth_502 wrote:
I'm NOT a morning person. I like staying up really really late, even on work nights. Staying up 'till 3am is common for me, and often times I'll stay up until 5am or later.

on a workday how do you stay up until 5AM and then get any sleep before work?


My shift starts in the afternoon. ;)

that's a relief. :) I've worked every shift there ever was, including some new inventions.



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15 May 2014, 12:13 pm

Mugen wrote:
I myself am a night owl... sometime around sunset I suddenly become much more clear-headed and proactive/productive regardless of the time I wake. I also love the cool air on my skin, the lights of the city at night, the stars and the moon... and most of all, as I think may be the case with others I like the silence and solitude. I am free to delve deep into my research interests uninterrupted and go for walks without judgement or confrontation at night.


This is the same way I am. It feels good that I'm not the only one.



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15 May 2014, 12:50 pm

Not a morning person. I function best going to sleep at 2am and waking up at 10am - did my best work in university after midnight.

I do need my 8 hrs sleep though else I become a basket case.

Unfortuantely I work 8-4 and have a long commute so I get up at 5:45 am on workdays and stagger around and out the door. It's a wonder I don't put my clothes on backwards most mornings.


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15 May 2014, 7:08 pm

If I could actually get some decent sleep at night I'd be a morning owl however because I do have a sleep disorder (another symptom of Autism?) I'm more nocturnal which I guess is a positive because I'm not out when the sun is out (which I have problems with bright lights). So the answer to the question a night bird


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15 May 2014, 9:55 pm

a_dork wrote:
I've been a night owl for as long as I can remember. The quiet allows me to focus more easily (ideal for last minute cramming sessions!).


I'm the same way. :D The peace and quiet helps me concentrate on things. It can be kind of a pain to deal with other people in the house who may be asleep though. :P



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16 May 2014, 6:12 am

I'm an early bird. I get tired past 22:00 and I keep waking up at 05:00 and I'm usually wide awake by 06:00 - 06:30. Even on weekends. Once I'm awake, I'm awake. I'm just a morning person I guess. :)



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16 May 2014, 7:07 am

I'm a morning person. That is, if I actually follow a routing. When I wake up I am chipper and can get a lot of work done. However, as with many here I have some issues with sleep and especially the transition to get to sleep. I do seem to need a lot of it though. If I follow my routing I can get by on 8, but if new, unexpected or social stuff happens, I definitely need 10 hours.


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16 May 2014, 7:17 am

I don't actually have rituals. But I do kind of have some OCD things that I do and I may have OCD along with autism, unfortunately. :(

For instance, I'm very germaphobic. I take too many showers and wash my hands too often. And I also wash my clothes more often than they need to be. Taking lots of showers is unhealthy, but I feel the compulsive feeling that I need to shower a lot.

And I tend to use a lot of hand sanitizer. And I clean a lot of things a lot more than they're needed. Sometimes, I wish I had augmented reality classes or contact lenses that I could wear all the time, that would tell me how many germs are on something, and whether they're dangerous germs or not. I feel like it would bother me less if I knew and I knew everything was clean and safe and didn't have too much harmful bacteria on it.

But I don't like rituals really. Or I guess what I really mean is that I don't like schedules. Being responsible is a part of being an adult. But that doesn't mean that it's always fun. I find it most fun to be able to do what I feel like doing at the time, rather than having a schedule. The less schedule I have, the happier I feel. Having obligations and keeping track of time isn't fun for me. I'm sure that's how things are for most people, after all, it's a responsibility, not something people do for fun. But it does seem like some people do like schedules and responsibilities like that.

There's not much I have to do every day as long as I'm having fun. But I don't want to be doing things that aren't fun. Or doing things that make me feel uncomfortable.



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16 May 2014, 7:25 am

This has been interesting reading.

Preferably, I'm a night owl. Always have been. I can get nine hours good sleep and wake up at 7am, but I won't really be alert and functioning til 11am. Or I can sleep 4am til 11am, and wake up alert and functioning.

I much prefer to keep the night company. A pleasant, quiet, cocoonish experience.

Same as how I prefer rainy days to dry days. And night rain is bliss.


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16 May 2014, 7:35 am

Rain can be almost pornographic no matter what time of day, provided of course that the wind isn't howling too!


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