I was reading this article about individuals' internal body clocks and how it relates to their optimum levels of productivity and work. It's something I've always been fascinated by.
What I like is that each chronotype is named: Larks are those who are prone to early-rising; Owls who prefer working well into the night; or an in-between Bird, found somewhere in the middle.
I'm very much an Owl. I've always been one, stemming from late night hours studying or working on personal endeavours. This continues to pose a problem for me, however.
Given that our world is dictated by daylight hours and the usual 9-5, I tend to find difficulty in focusing when that focus naturally comes into place in the late evening and well into the early hours of the morning.
I suppose there's some sort of zen and tranqulity that plays a part in my being an Owl, and it's not surprising considering the many distractions in place throughout a regular day.
Are you a Lark, Owl or a Bird? Have a read and let me know what you think!
Through studying thousands of people’s internal body clocks, scientists came to learn that we are not all created equal when it comes to our daily energy levels. Around 14 per cent of the population are what these researchers refer to as Larks. They are stereotypical “morning people” — you know, the type that are severely irritating if you don’t happen to be one of those people. At the other end of the spectrum are Owls, which represent another 21 per cent of the population. Owls have their peak productivity after most of us have had dinner and quite often, well into the night.