Are you the type to stay up late and find your creative juices flowing in the wee hours of the morning? Or are you a morning person who as soon as awakened, all manner of ideas are popping like fire crackers in your head, like me?
I tell people not to ask me any tough questions or be asked to do anything very involved after 3-4 p.m. My brain just kind of goes to la-la-land. I mess projects up. My decision-making is suspect. My poor old brain just stops cranking things out. The factory doors seem to close.
But come morning, I pop out of bed and hit the floor mat for yoga stretching. Then my cereal and coffee while I'm reading email. Before I get out of bed, I let myself lie there awhile as the many ideas are fermenting in my brain. Coalescing into projects.
Even as a child, I was a morning person. Come nightfall, I want to just vegetate and rest. As a teenager, I didn't stay up late and I didn't get up late. I'm still that way.
Amazingly enough, I didn't start drinking coffee till I turned about 50, seven years ago. The ideas are simmering before I ever get to my cup of coffee. Weird, huh?
So which are you? And when do your creative juices kick in? When do you get the most done?