I’m a bit of an earlybird. Not that I enjoy getting up early in the mornings, but once I’m up, I’m not craving to get back in bed. I have always thought I’m at my most productive in the mornings. At university, aside from the boozy nights out, I would get up early and go straight to do my work in the library, rather than having a lie in and putting off essays until the afternoon. By the late afternoon, 4/5pm, I would feel restless, give up, and have no motivation anymore. Evenings were a bit of a write-off for me, taking to the television, rather than the books. Maybe this was just an excuse to be lazy in the evenings ‘But I just don’t work well in the evenings!’, but doing work at 11pm at night has just never appealed to me.
Now that I’m working full-time, and obviously do get to take advantage of my productive-morning-nature at work, fitting in blogging and any extra writing has to be done in the evenings or on the weekend. I’m not complaining, I choose to do it, but my previous ‘prime time’ to write has to be slightly nudged, a liiiiitle bit later.
The worst thing is feeling like you are writing because you have to. Coming in from work at 6pm, the last thing I usually feel like doing is sitting infront of a computer screen, like I have been doing for the last 8 hours, to write. Doing just that makes me resent what I’m doing, I don’t enjoy it, and it becomes a chore. But lately, I’ve found myself having a bit of a second-wind in the evenings, coming in and having a much-deserved dinner, watching Hollyoaks (for some reason this is awkwardly turned on a lot around 7pm every evening, argh!), before sitting down at 9pm and wanting to write. Maybe it’s a bit of the fact it feels nice to be inside when it’s dark and freeeezing outside? Ormaybe the mornings aren’t the only prime time to write?
If there’s not a time that you can find to enjoy sitting down and blogging, then it will get pushed aside until you’re forced to put up a post, in a bid to not look like you’re neglecting the damn thing. So I’m glad I’ve found another ‘prime time’.