Night Owl: Thinking Outside of the Norm

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Here’s a random thought for a Monday….

I come up with the most clever thoughts/ideas and well constructed sentences in my head after 11 PM.

Anyone else? Because I find this to be really common among people. You know when you’re laying there in bed unable to sleep and all these random thoughts just come in? Isn’t it weird how that works? All during the day you can’t come up with one creative thing and then suddenly when you hit the bed, boom! All the creativity come to you.

They say to keep a notebook or journal on the side of your bed for reasons like this. Which, I kind of want to start doing so because last night I couldn’t help but think, wow! Did I really just get all clever and such just now? Look at the time to notice it was 11:15… then midnight… then almost 1 AM… and the thoughts just kept on coming! Maybe I should replace some of my sleeping hours with writing. I wouldn’t mind that at all.

I used to write all the time when I was younger. In fact, it was my dream for the longest time to be a journalist but that was quickly taken from me when people kept giving me negative feedback on the difficulty of getting into that field. But oh well… perhaps I can just be my own writer lost in my mind at the late hours of the night. Perhaps this would help with doing blog posts! So if you ever see a really clever blog post from me, just know I probably came up with it at 2 in the morning.

I did a little research on why this might be and although I haven’t read much yet, it is scientifically shown that “night owl” people are much more creative. I don’t know too much of the specifics but do know it has something to do with different areas of your mind starting to shut down for sleep which causes your mind to think outside of the norm.

Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? But definitely interesting! I might do some more research because I am quite curious…

So what does everyone think? Are you the same way? Do you put your creative juices to work in the late hours of the night?