Are You An Early Bird Or A Night Owl?
What works the best, being an early bird or a night owl? The answer is obvious, It depends! It depends on your habits, your surroundings etc. One thing is for sure that we cannot have a generalised study plan for everyone, for everyone is different and their lifestyles are different.
I am a morning person, and I have been following a morning routine for a really long time, thus morning study works for me. Having said that, each individual will have his/her own unique learning patterns and a body clock, so it puts me in a quandary to deduce a generalised study plan for everyone or to decide the best time for learning.
But, since you are young, it is easy for you to adapt and mould your physical and mental habits and put them to better use. And if you follow the same habits over a prolonged period, your body finds the best fit and adapts itself to every situation to put it in.
So, the whole crux of the argument thus far- you can easily make your body follow a new pattern. But isn’t it wise to follow already set patterns rather than establishing totally new ones? Nonetheless, let’s try and analyse the positives and negatives of both sides and probably will help you choose what suits you the best.
- a) After a good night sleep, you are energised and have a higher ability to concentrate. Your brain cells tend to be more receptive in the morning.
- b) Communication is easy, if you stumble upon something or have a doubt, you can easily get in touch with your friends or mentors to address your doubts and queries.
- c) You body is used to this cycle for years. Why alter it!
- d) Your exam is in the day time, you really don’t want to doze off in the exam.
If you don’t like waking up early, then there could be a problem unless you are determined enough to change your behaviour. You might put a 5 AM alarm and when it goes off, you simply press the snooze button and by the time you are in your senses, 2 hours have already passed. So, this might affect you and your preparation, because you have had a negative start.
A lot of disturbance around might be a distraction. You could join a library for this.
Social networking sites are active during the day, again a distraction.
People are active during the day, in the night it’s only you and your books.
Social networking sites are less active thus less distraction and you would be able to focus more.
Night time everything simply looks different, thus it can propel your creativity and efficiency, and you might have a different approach to look at a concept.
Though, I am no expert on this but, it is advisable to not tamper your natural behaviour.
You might not get a peaceful sleep in the morning, because of the routine hustle and bustle around.
So, those in a dilemma can try both the approaches and see what suits you the best and work accordingly.
You study in the night or in the day, there are no second thoughts that you have to work very hard, and you have to be at the peak of your concentration, thus choose the time for study, accordingly.
I hope this helps!
Best of luck!!