It's Okay To Be A Night Owl

Society often slaps labels and judgments on people for keeping certain schedules, but sometimes that is unfair. Consider the term “night owl,” which generally gets associated with staying up late — perhaps to binge-watch television.

The association typically means a person is not terribly productive, even if they use those late hours to read or clean. But in our modern economy, connected by technology and filled with creatives, being tethered to bankers’ hours no longer works.

Think Differently — And Selfishly — With Your Time

“I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.” – Golda Meir

The thing is, everyone has a different motor and a different metric for when they are most productive. Working remotely all or part of the time can mean unconventional hours, including weekends, and that’s becoming a new normal.

The people who say you shouldn’t be working on a Saturday — for the simple fact that it’s the weekend — are not concerned about your goals and dreams. More likely than not, those people will come home from their jobs and spend the rest of the night watching TV. Meanwhile, you are the type of night owl who burns the midnight oil to make your goals and dreams come true.

You Are Going Against The Crowd — Against The Wind

You are an entrepreneur, which means you are a self-motivated and goal-driven person. You didn’t become an entrepreneur to clock in and out of a dead-end job, and then rinse and repeat Monday through Friday.

Learn your most productive hours in the day. If you find you are most focused when you work from 12 a.m. to 2 a.m. (and you work from home or can push off work to those times), then by all means do so! If your work-life balance means you prefer to work a little bit every day, then more at night, do so.

Redefine the term “night owl” and shove those labels and judgments aside.


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