The Great Debate: Early Bird or Night Owl?

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Another night owl who might want to consider a few days as an early bird, based on that yawn! (Photo by Abdelrahman Hassanein on Unsplash)

A few years ago, I wrote a post titled “A.M. All Star or P.M. Powerhouse?”

Back then, I wrote it because I honestly had no idea how several of my co-workers Woke. Up. So. Early.

All of the time.

Even on weekends!

If you check it out above, the post both softly begs them to consider meetings after 8 a.m., and also shares a study that both types of people “work” in the workplace.

Since writing it, we’ve added Jennifer (A.M. All-Star who is often in the office by 7 a.m.), Grace (P.M. Powerhouse) and Kelsey (P.M. Powerhouse that has to be an A.M. All-Star given she has two children under five).

But here is the thing… I now find myself up at 5:30 a.m. almost daily for no reason, sometimes even excited for those 8 a.m. meetings. And, I keep finding myself in bed by 9 p.m. on most weekdays. What is happening? Is this P.M. Powerhouse losing her powers? Maybe getting new A.M.-focused ones?

Anyone else seeing a change in themselves and their work habits?

Any other former P.M. Powerhouses moving to the “dark side” more and more each day?

By the way – they still both “work” in the workplace, often based on your body clock’s daily rhythm. Here is an amazing new study on “what to do when” based on a general body clock, whether an early bird, night owl or combination of both.


Alison Bailin
Alison Bailin
Senior Account Executive Alison has a lot to say…about pretty much everything...all the time. From the current state of public relations to the social media impact on Shark Week to crisis communications in the sports world, Alison’s blogs are focused on “amusing through her PR musings,” and then some. Check out Alison's full bio

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