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Are you a night owl?

Are you a Night Owl?

Society talks a lot about the benefits of being an Early Bird but the poor Night Owl seems to never catch any worms! The outside world doesn’t necessarily look at the owl’s tendencies with much love and yet there are so many proven positives to loving nocturnal living.

The world is designed for the Early Bird, just look at the hours of school or the 9-5 job. But if you’re an entrepreneur or you run your own business, the chances are that so much ‘work’ gets done when the kids are put to bed! You know you can get up early and go to bed early but this post is about giving the Night Owl, a shout out! A few facts:

  1. It’s genetic. Stop fighting it. Apparently you inherit it.

  2. They tend to be more creative. Studies have shown that you are more likely to think outside the box.

  3. Less Zzz. Apparently Night Owls generally need less sleep.

  4. Clever Clogs. Owls are wise and they say if you like to stay up late, you are more likely to be more intelligent than the early risers!

  5. More hours. Rather than being exhausted after work, you’re more likely to feel recharged and able to concentrate in the evenings.

  6. Join the Gang. There’s even a group called ‘The Night Owl Society’ which is dedicated to creative freelancers who stay up late!

As a night person, I especially appreciate a morning person’s strengths! Although, what’s the name of the bird who works late into the evening and yet gets up to dress and take the kids to school?!


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