Sunday, January 25, 2009

Morning People

Are you a morning person? It's alright if you are, really, but I am not. I have been reminded of this phenomenon over and over again because I am married to a morning person. It is barely ten o'clock on Sunday morning. I was awake at 7:00 when I began my leisurely exploration of the possibilities of the day. My significant other was up cleaning the house, organizing, practicing piano, making breakfast, doing laundry and making business deals. I am always mystified at what drives this kind of early task accomplishment. Can't we just do it later? But the morning person doesn't see it that way...no, no, their motto is "don't put off until later what can be done while others are still in REM". Is it a secret competition? They could be keeping score...(morning person/8 things done by 6 AM vs. other losers/nothing done until 10 PM). Morning people are not like us and they know it. They are more productive, more disciplined, they know how to get it done. While Nike tells us unmotivated sorts to "just do it", morning people are laughing and thinking about how their task obsession will pay off with early retirement benefits and an impressive bio should they ever kick off. Now if I kick off early, my bio would include some noteables but should also include the giant list of impressive things I haven't done, but intend to do. If it all ends before lunch today, my blog posting is proof that I did something today.