Are you a morning person or a night owl?

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One of the perks of owning a home-based business is that you set your own hours. You can work late at night, early in the morning, or during “regular” hours. It’s up to you!

But when are you most productive? It probably depends on the task you have to complete, and also on your lifestyle.

For me, mornings are best for dealing with clients and for marketing. I work with clients all over the country, so I need to be able to contact people who live on the east coast. If I wait too late, they’re usually gone for the day. I’m most productive in the morning hours once I’ve woken up, eaten, and cleaned up.

My writing is best done late at night. I’m no good during the middle of the afternoon. That’s when I get overcome with sleepiness. So I’m kind of a night owl, and I get my second wind after 9 p.m. This might be because my daughter is blissfully asleep then, and I can’t write well when she’s up running around.

Blogging activities (replying to comments, dropping Entrecards, writing posts) are another story. When my daughter’s at home I can usually take care of most blogging tasks, but sometimes I wait until the wee hours of the night/morning.

What are your most productive times for the jobs you do at home?

2 Responses to “Are you a morning person or a night owl?”

  1. snes says:

    Its not the time of day that seems to effect mu ability to write more the content of the post. In fact sometimes I am unaware of what time it is as there is so much good stuff out there i get quite carried away

  2. cohnsey says:

    I do my best work in the evening. I guess I am a slow riser and am not really much of a morning person. Plus, I am not a big fan of breakfast.