By Jeff Zbar | October 1, 2007
I’m sitting in my home office, cranking out some work and getting prepared for another Monday. A little office organization, some blogging, a bit of light-duty work. The clock tells me it’s around 3 a.m. My friends – if they were awake right now – would tell me that’s whacked. But that’s OK. I’ve blogged before here about bowing to your own circadian rhythm. But you first have to know what your rhythm is.
Mine has always been that of my father. Early to bed, way early to rise. Except in this case, early to rise often means an overnight interlude that has me awakening at the early AM hours with a mind on the spin cycle with stuff needing accomplishing for the next day (for this day, actually). Much to my wife’s chagrin, I bow to the calling and rise from bed. I’ll put in an hour or two, lighten the day’s (and week’s) load, and eventually, probably, head back to bed with a lighter conscience, a silenced spin cycle, an another hour or two of fitfull sleep.
That’s my cycle. Sure, some would say it’s whacked. But it works for me – and apparently at least one generation before me. Hey, when it comes to personal rhythm, I bow to genetics and become the Maytag Man of the home office. It’s lonely in here this early, but I’m more productive because if it. I don’t see any TV commercials engrandizing my efforts, but it’s rewarding just the same…