What time works best for you to get work done? Most of the artist or programmer people I know tend to work late at night. (So do most college students I know) I choose to work early in the morning. I see pros and cons to both time slots.
You can work for longer(If you’re on a roll, you can stay up later, and keep your momentum to get some good progress. less sleep that night can be a con)
Since you don’t have to go to work at X O Clock, you can relax a little knowing that your time doesn’t have to be monitored as much, and you can focus more on getting your work done.
From what I read, (could be wrong) people are at their creative peak at night vs other times of the day)
Its easier to stick to your creative schedule, being that you can come home from your day job, get your household/Family stuff done, and start working. Vs the morning people who may be tempted to sleep for “just a little longer”
If you like having a brewed beverage (in moderation) while you do creative stuff, now is a decent time to enjoy one.
If there is a fun activity at night, choosing to do so will not interfere with your sleep schedule.
Staring at a computer screen at night makes it harder to sleep.
If you need to get up earlier for life reasons, your sleep schedule is thrown off, which could compound.
If your on a roll, and stay up later to keep the momentum going, that can throw off your sleep schedule, or lead to insomnia.
I find its harder to get to sleep after having a lot going on mentally.
Caffeine although may help your night productivity, can lead to insomnia if consumed closer to bedtime.
Since you had a long day, there is the temptation to turn your brain off, and do fun/relaxing activities instead of working.
You never see the sun.
If you wake up at the same time every morning, you will have a better sleep schedule, which is healthier.
You can enjoy a coffee while you work.
Less desire for fun/relaxing activities, allowing you to work more freely.
Waking up when its dark, and seeing the sunrise is nice.
If life calls you to do something early in the morning, you can easily get there and do it without interfering with your sleep schedule.
If you must catch up on sleep, you can easily do so by skipping your CG work for today in order to get back on a healthy sleep pattern without compounding your tiredness.
There is the temptation to sleep for “Just a little longer” which disrupts your creative schedule.
You have to deal with morning stuff, such as making breakfast. Or if you push breakfast off until later, you may forget, and feel bad later (Especially if you drink coffee on an empty stomach)
You have a time limit looming before you, in that at some point you have to start getting ready for work.
If you are on a roll creatively, you must choose to stop it, or continue for “just a little longer” and risk being late for work if you don’t get ready in time.
In order to work in the morning, one must get to bed early, which means you miss out on a lot of stuff, or if your job gets out late, you must transition from work mode to sleep mode fairly quickly.
I find that daytime working doesn’t work that great. (mostly due to having a day job) But on days off, working in the day has too many distractions, as well as the mental aspect of "The sun is out, I should be doing something else besides sitting inside at the computer)
Those are my thoughts. What does everyone else think?