In a way, I am envious of owls. People who are like owls I mean. Their brains are wired to work more productively later in the day which means they can pull those things known as all-nighters which are alien to larks like me.
I definitely cannot pull an all-nighter as my brain functions best early in the morning which can cause a few problems. The first being waking up! Getting out of bed early to revise in your ‘holiday’ is annoying but worse if you are a lark because you know it is probably the only time in the day that you will be able to properly revise. Thankfully I am not that strong a lark as I can work until the early evening if I really push myself although I notice the quality of work decreases.
So who has it easier? The Lark or the Owl? In terms of revision, owls definitely have more of an advantage as they are able to relax in the mornings, knowing they have the night ahead of them to work through. However, I shall console myself with the fact that larks should have it easier in the working world as our brains should be fired up the moment we walk in to work. Right?
This does not mean it is bad to be an owl. It just means you need to recognise when you are at your best. Of course, many people do not fit into the lark or owl category which means they are quite versatile. Or perhaps there is no such thing and these types of generalisations only serve to give people an excuse for not doing work at certain times?
Until Next Time,
A Worried Student