They say the early bird catches the worm, but what does the night owl get? A mouse?
Who’s to say a worm is better than a mouse!? I guess it’s all in how you look at it. Think about it, little mice are quick and can be cute, but they can also destroy things and leave nasty droppings everywhere. Worms are not appealing to look at and they are slimy, but they leave people alone and they help the earth.
I do realize that “The early bird gets the worm” is not about your preference of getting up early or staying up late.
I tend to do my best work in the morning, unless I’m way too ramped up with ideas or things I have or want to do. When I’m too ramped it can be counter productive for me. This is when I have to really take a step back, write everything down, and prioritize. It’s not always an easy task to organize my thoughts and sometimes I just plain forget to do it because I’m thinking of so many other things. When I have so many things I want to get done and I actually have the energy to do them I want to be able to do it all right at that moment.
I think my interpretation of early bird/night owl would go like this.
Early Bird: Worms are slow, therefore easy to catch, but when it rains worms are everywhere so how do you choose which one to go after first? Maybe it depends how hungry you are, or if you have a nest full of screaming baby birds that are depending on you to return as quickly as possible to feed them. This is where prioritizing comes in handy!
Night Owl: Owls have spectacular vision and can turn their heads nearly all the way around, which is amazing! Mice are pretty quick though and can get away easily if you don’t stay focused on the one you want. When there’s multiple mice it’s even harder for the owl because they seem to skitter everywhere. This is where I’d say that remembering to do one thing at a time is appropriate.
I think I’d have to say I’m more of an early bird, given this post for example. This was all thought up and written out in a couple early mornings, amongst my thoughts of work, kids, exercise, the holiday, etc. So many worms!
Would you consider yourself a night owl or an early bird?