Thursday, November 3, 2011

I'm such a night owl.

Today I'd like to share about a bad habit I have.  Sigh... we all have bad habits and I know I have more than this, but this particular bad habit of mine has been a problem for me lately.

My bad habit is staying up late at night.  This sounds like something easy to overcome, but it's actually quite difficult.

I'm an insomniac, so sometimes I'm simply not tired until three or four in the morning, but sometimes I'll become distracted with writing or studying or chatting with a friend and then I'll take a look at the clock a few hours later and think, "Oh no... I have to get up at seven tomorrow!"

I usually go to bed around two every night, including the times when I have a nine o'clock class the next morning, which isn't always a good idea.  But for some reason, I find it very difficult to actually convince myself to settle down and go to bed when I feel like I have so much left to do.  With studying and my college social life, I have to fit in writing and relaxation time somewhere and that tends to come at night.  (Well, except of course for the nights when I stay out late with my friends, which happen quite frequently.)

But it's so bad for me.

I know, I know... this is the college life (younger readers, prepare yourself now), but I wish this was a habit that was easier for me to break.  Some nights, it would be best if I could go to bed around eleven or even midnight.  Getting seven or eight hours of sleep sometimes would probably be a good idea.  You know, it might be kind of healthy.  Maybe a little. ;)

Life can be such a distraction.  Blogging, Facebook, Youtube, Netflix... all of these things capture my attention in the late hours so much that sleeping seems so dull.  Why sleep when I can watch a cute puppy video?  Why rest when I can blog about what I ate for dinner last night?  Why go to bed when I can creep on acquaintances on Facebook?

...I have such an interesting life, don't I?

Are you a night owl like me or do you prefer to get everything done in the mornings?

(Thank goodness for naps, right?)


  1. I'm not a night owl, in fact I tend to get 9 hours of sleep a night. But, my friend is exactly what you just described in this post, goes to bed at 2 in the morning (sometimes later) and wakes up in 2 hours. She just told me yesterday that she went to bed at a decent time (midnight) but that she woke up at 3:30 and thought it was time to get up and get ready for school.

  2. Be glad of lifestyle since it gives you the chance to enjoy, to deliver the results, to play, and to look up at the stars.

  3. I am definitely a night owl. Like you, I am an insomniac (though my case of insomnia isn't as severe as a lot of others) and night is when I feel completely clear-headed. I love to write in my journal at night, and then I'll read for a few hours. I'm buying a laptop eventually though so my night writing will be easier. :)

  4. I am a night owl. If I could get away with it, I'd go to sleep after 2 AM. In my timezone, it's 10:58 right now. I usually stay up 'til midnight, maybe 1 AM if it's a weekend the next day. I get tired at maybe midnight, but the internet keeps me up... I have a friend in another time zone, and the only time we can chat on Google is 9 PM at most to sometimes 1 AM.