Whenever I can work the way I like, my performance is much better than usual. Normal working days and hours are a bit frustrating for me because I am not really efficient the four/five hours after getting up. Not to speak about the first hour after getting out of bed when I am hardly able to answer the easiest questions. A hm (= yes) or a hmhm (= non) is the maximum.
Anyway, as I always noticed, my performance is better when I can work when I want. My master’s thesis, I did it entirely between 4pm and midnight. I usually got up around 11 am, went to university to check my emails (no Internet at home at the time), came back home, ate and started working at 4 or 6 pm. Then I worked quite frequently until midnight or even 2 am before going to bed – I got a good mark at the end.
So whenever I can work as I want it, mostly on weekends, I do it exactly that way. The story about body clocks and what a friend told me that human beings should get out of bed with the sunrise is not written for me. My body clock clearly tells me that the later I work, the better I do. If only general working hours could be adapted to this, would be great. Thank you for your understanding,