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Top 15 Incredible Things Only Night Owls Would Experience

Top 15 Incredible Things Only Night Owls Would Experience

Yes, yes, the early bird gets the early worm, but a night owl too enjoys a host of benefits. In fact, most of creative people and some of the greatest men and women ever are night-owls. Did you know that the US President Barrack Obama himself is a self-admitted night owl? It’s not for nothing the owls are said to be the wisest. Here are 15 incredible things only night owls would experience.

1. Better Creativity

Creativity comes alive in the night-time. There is nobody to disturb you around and when the entire world is sleeping quiet your brain gets the perfect ambience to think in peace. The moon conveys a unique relaxing electricity, a magic, a pulse which the sun does not offer.

2. No Need of Excessive Caffeine

When you are a night owl, you won’t have to be dependent on an excessive dose of caffeine to perform at night. It’s because the body clock of night owls are automatically adjusted to stay bright and awake independently even in the late hours.

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3. You Are the Life of Any Party

A night owl is the life of any party given his heightened energy even at the late hours. Your friends would be amazed at how you can be so enthusiastic even after a full working day when others are dozing off by 1 a.m.

4. Admiration for Being the Helping Hand at Odd Hours

A night-owl is always alert and awake at odd hours and thus is available whenever there is an emergency call for help. Because of this, you will earn doses of admiration from the community and people around for being their helping hand when everybody else was sleeping and almost unreachable.

5. Better Intelligence

Yes, according to studies, night-owls tend to be more intelligent in compared to early birds.

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6. Free Unlimited Calls

A lot of network service providers offer free unlimited calls at night time.

7. Sound Sleep

When you retire to bed in the early hours after staying awake for the entire night, you immediately doze off to sleep. There is no time wasted in counting sheep or turning and tossing on the bed. The night owls experience a very happy sound sleep almost everyday.

8. Flexible Sleeping Patterns

According to research, night owls have the benefit of flexible sleeping patterns and they are better equipped to get their needed sleep at any time of the day. On the contrary, early birds find it difficult to adapt to a change in sleep hours.

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9. There Is No Rush

There is no rush when you are night owl. There is no question of getting your work done fast before you get to bed right after dinner—you have the entire night waiting for you so that you can do whatever you want at your own pace. You also get your desired “me-time” when you can peacefully think over your life and other important aspects sans any interruption.

10. Night Strength

Research says that night owls are physically stronger than early birds. A recent study showed that night owls revealed better leg strength in comparison to early risers, especially during night time. It’s because the evening types come up with enhanced motor cortex & spinal-cord excitability from 9 p.m.

11. Better Mental Alertness

A research carried out between night owls and early risers showed that the former group was better mentally alert in regards to attention & concentration in comparison to the other group. The early risers shower lower activities around the important brain regions.

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12. Better Energy to Tackle Young Kids

When you have babies or young kids at home, you have to stay awake which is just a breeze for the night owls. Unlike a morning person, you won’t be dog-tired as the sun sets and would still have the energy to change diapers or narrate interesting stories to your tiny tots.

13. Professional Connectedness

In the day time you are generally busy with your mandatory office tasks that leave you no time for additional communications with your clients—which is very essential to establish a closer rapport in business. When you are a night owl, you are never tired to go on with the needed extended communication through late-night chats or calls—which are quite rewarding for a stronger business liaison.

14. Better Chance of Meeting Deadlines

A night owl is never tired at night even after a full working day and hence he gets extended peaceful hours to work better on his projects and meet the deadline faster.

15. Preparedness

The night is the ideal time to prepare the necessary tasks for your next day so that you can have almost everything ready even when you wake up late. For example, you can prepare some of your cooking, get the coffee done or pack up your kid’s school bags right in the night so that you don’t need to rush in the morning.

Featured photo credit: Young female programmer working at home.She works late into the night. via shutterstock.com

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Last Updated on August 6, 2020

6 Reasons Why You Should Think Before You Speak

6 Reasons Why You Should Think Before You Speak

We’ve all done it. That moment when a series of words slithers from your mouth and the instant regret manifests through blushing and profuse apologies. If you could just think before you speak! It doesn’t have to be like this, and with a bit of practice, it’s actually quite easy to prevent.

“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” – Napolean Hill

Are we speaking the same language?

My mum recently left me a note thanking me for looking after her dog. She’d signed it with “LOL.” In my world, this means “laugh out loud,” and in her world it means “lots of love.” My kids tell me things are “sick” when they’re good, and ”manck” when they’re bad (when I say “bad,” I don’t mean good!). It’s amazing that we manage to communicate at all.

When speaking, we tend to color our language with words and phrases that have become personal to us, things we’ve picked up from our friends, families and even memes from the internet. These colloquialisms become normal, and we expect the listener (or reader) to understand “what we mean.” If you really want the listener to understand your meaning, try to use words and phrases that they might use.

Am I being lazy?

When you’ve been in a relationship for a while, a strange metamorphosis takes place. People tend to become lazier in the way that they communicate with each other, with less thought for the feelings of their partner. There’s no malice intended; we just reach a “comfort zone” and know that our partners “know what we mean.”

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Here’s an exchange from Psychology Today to demonstrate what I mean:

Early in the relationship:

“Honey, I don’t want you to take this wrong, but I’m noticing that your hair is getting a little thin on top. I know guys are sensitive about losing their hair, but I don’t want someone else to embarrass you without your expecting it.”

When the relationship is established:

“Did you know that you’re losing a lot of hair on the back of your head? You’re combing it funny and it doesn’t help. Wear a baseball cap or something if you feel weird about it. Lots of guys get thin on top. It’s no big deal.”

It’s pretty clear which of these statements is more empathetic and more likely to be received well. Recognizing when we do this can be tricky, but with a little practice it becomes easy.

Have I actually got anything to say?

When I was a kid, my gran used to say to me that if I didn’t have anything good to say, I shouldn’t say anything at all. My gran couldn’t stand gossip, so this makes total sense, but you can take this statement a little further and modify it: “If you don’t have anything to say, then don’t say anything at all.”

A lot of the time, people speak to fill “uncomfortable silences,” or because they believe that saying something, anything, is better than staying quiet. It can even be a cause of anxiety for some people.

When somebody else is speaking, listen. Don’t wait to speak. Listen. Actually hear what that person is saying, think about it, and respond if necessary.

Am I painting an accurate picture?

One of the most common forms of miscommunication is the lack of a “referential index,” a type of generalization that fails to refer to specific nouns. As an example, look at these two simple phrases: “Can you pass me that?” and “Pass me that thing over there!”. How often have you said something similar?

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How is the listener supposed to know what you mean? The person that you’re talking to will start to fill in the gaps with something that may very well be completely different to what you mean. You’re thinking “pass me the salt,” but you get passed the pepper. This can be infuriating for the listener, and more importantly, can create a lack of understanding and ultimately produce conflict.

Before you speak, try to label people, places and objects in a way that it is easy for any listeners to understand.

What words am I using?

It’s well known that our use of nouns and verbs (or lack of them) gives an insight into where we grew up, our education, our thoughts and our feelings.

Less well known is that the use of pronouns offers a critical insight into how we emotionally code our sentences. James Pennebaker’s research in the 1990’s concluded that function words are important keys to someone’s psychological state and reveal much more than content words do.

Starting a sentence with “I think…” demonstrates self-focus rather than empathy with the speaker, whereas asking the speaker to elaborate or quantify what they’re saying clearly shows that you’re listening and have respect even if you disagree.

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Is the map really the territory?

Before speaking, we sometimes construct a scenario that makes us act in a way that isn’t necessarily reflective of the actual situation.

A while ago, John promised to help me out in a big way with a project that I was working on. After an initial meeting and some big promises, we put together a plan and set off on its execution. A week or so went by, and I tried to get a hold of John to see how things were going. After voice mails and emails with no reply and general silence, I tried again a week later and still got no response.

I was frustrated and started to get more than a bit vexed. The project obviously meant more to me than it did to him, and I started to construct all manner of crazy scenarios. I finally got through to John and immediately started a mild rant about making promises you can’t keep. He stopped me in my tracks with the news that his brother had died. If I’d have just thought before I spoke…

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