At least once a week I see an article or blog post about how to become better at being a morning person. “Don’t hit snooze!” they say. “Open the blinds!” they say. But what if you don’t want to be a morning person? Where’s the encouragement for those of us who give the midnight oil a run for its money? I know we need love too and I’m here to give you some! Here’s why being a night owl is way cooler than being a morning person. Way. Seriously.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
Are you so drunk that you can’t function well enough to set up an Uber? Caught a flat on your way home after your side chick’s boyfriend showed up at her place in the middle of the night? *insert Ghostbusters beat* Who you gonna call? I’m almost willing to bet that the people you can usually depend on are sleeping peacefully. Not us night owls! We’ll be there for you…if we like you that is.
It’s nearly impossible for me to use cruise control where I live. People are always in the friggin’ way. But when a certain mood strikes and you need to go somewhere – (Taco Bell, 24 hour liquor store…you know) this problem is nonexistent! You can enjoy the scenery and cut down your travel time.
THE BEST ENTERTAINMENT
Remember back in the day when you stayed up late and watched BET Uncut and…nevermind. Anyway, fast forward to present day. All of the best throwback shows come on late at night! Martin, Married with Children, iCarly (don’t you dare judge me). It seems as though even TV executives know that the coolest people are night owls and deserve to see the best shows.
Seriously, the night time is the best time for ambitious people and creatives to get things done. There’s not a lot to be distracted by at 2 AM. So once those creative juices start flowing they just don’t stop!
PEACEFUL SLEEP FOR BAE
Do you snore? And don’t even try that line “only when I’m really tired.” The answer is YES! You snore! When you’re up being the cool night owl that you are, your lover is probably in bed. So at least they’ll be able to get a bit of peaceful sleep before you take it down for the night (morning?).
You know I’m always looking to get the most bang for my buck, right? Well as a night owl, you can too! Retailers email sale announcements and coupons late at night and in the wee hours of the morning so it’s one of the first things you’ll see for the day. By the time those morning folks see the email, you’ll already be headed to the store to be the first customer in when they open. You get the best pickings!
…AND LAST DIBS
That last piece of cake in the fridge…the last row of Oreos…the last few scoops of ice cream. As a night owl you can take an inventory of all leftovers and snacks and devour them without interruption. However, when you start gaining weight, please refer to the disclaimer at the end of this post.
For the record, I’m both a morning person and a night owl. How many people do you know that can say that? Who needs sleep?!
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
*Disclaimer: if “…and last dibs” results in weight gain or medical issues at any point, neither Candace McGee or The Quirk Life Blog shall be blamed.
Until next time…