I prefer mornings as I like to to be out in the world while everyone is still asleep. And it is nice to come home before rush hour. I also like the feeling of rising with the sun, it is nice. With that in mind, I do enjoy nights and I miss going out when I have to go to bed early for a job.
6pm-5:30am is when Im at my best(when people are returning home to their families and getting ready for bed or sleeping). I used to tell myself it was something that would change with age or I would adapt. I have issues with adapting to a morning schedule even if i am routine.
Left to my own devices, I won't go to bed until 9 or 10 in the morning. But I don't allow myself to do that, because I feel disgusting, even if I'm just as productive on my own schedule.
I really hate that you can't call anyone, run errands, or eat anywhere during my prime hours. Even the bars close at 2AM in some places. This world was built for morning people. So jealous.
Thank god I work for myself.
P.S. You can't change it either - if you're born a hardcore night owl like me, you're doomed for life. You end up working at 20% capacity because you're forced to operate when your body WANTS to sleep, and vice versa! When you're full of energy, it's impossible to get anything done. What a waste of potential productivity.
I don't think that this is trainable!
For two years I had to wake up at 6 AM everyday and although I went to bed at 11PM or earlier, I never ever got used to this. It terrorized me to such an extent that I was anxious for week-ends and holidays not for the free time but because I didn't have to wake up early.
Actually for some people it isn't trainable. In a book I recently read on brain function and differences in people (Brain Rules - a layman's book, but good summary, and there was a chapter on sleep), it cited that about 10% of the population is basically *wired* to be night owls, another 10-15% *wired* to be early morning people, and everyone else falls somewhere else along the spectrum - just not extreme on either end.
"...On and on and on and on he strode, far out over the sands, singing wildly to the sea, crying to greet the advent of the life that had cried to him." - James Joyce
Still find it weird that there's an apparent dichotomy and most people seem to be strongly one or the other. I don't think you could call me a morning person or a night person - my strong preference is sleep around midnight and wake around 8am. I don't like staying up much later than that or getting up earlier.