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Early Bird? Night Owl? See How The Other Half Lives.

Are you rolling your eyes at the girl falling asleep two seats away during your morning lecture? Or, maybe you are the girl falling asleep during lecture? This simple and perhaps too true test is the best way to decide if you are indeed a morning or night person.

Those who rise with the sun have a different day-to-day experience than those that thrive at night. Ever wonder how the other half lives (or even exists)?

Here’s our break down of the average day, no matter if you prefer morning or night.

(Photo via @thisisjules16)

8:00 a.m.
Early bird: The alarm has yet to sound, and you’re already up and making a cup of coffee and a full breakfast. You have plenty of time to shower and get through your skincare and makeup routines without feeling rushed. You don’t want to get to class too early, so why not take a few minutes to catch up on the latest news on Instagram and Twitter? With time to spare, you grab your headphones, press play on your favorite podcast, and enjoy a leisurely stroll to your 9 a.m. lecture.
Night owl: Can you really call it a night’s rest when you only slept for three hours? It was more like a long nap. The only reason you’re awake is because your roommate was nice enough to pound on your door because, yeah, you slept through the alarm—again. If you hurry, you might be able to brush your teeth, wash your face, and grab a granola bar before running out the door to your morning lecture.
(Photo via @savannahjslaton)
3:00 p.m.
Early bird: The day is only half over, but you’ve already accomplished so much. Last class done and it’s the perfect time to head to the library to get ahead on studying or to meet up with friends at the campus cafe to do homework. Only problem? You’re already hungry for an early dinner given you at lunch at 11:30. I wonder if that local restaurant offers the early bird discounts to people under 65…
Night owl: You’re starting to feel the caffeine crash from the two—no, three—cups of coffee you had today (thank you, on-campus Starbucks). You’ve gotten so good at yawning that if it were a sport, you would have an Olympic gold medal. A midday study break is necessary because you’re pretty sure you’ve been reading the same paragraph for ten minutes now.
(Photo via @lib_bart)
7:00 p.m.
Early bird: You’re putting the finishing touches on your last assignment for the day. Hopefully, you can get it finished before 8 p.m,; otherwise, you’re going to have to wait to watch the latest episode of your favorite show this weekend on streaming. You start to wonder if it’s weird to go to bed while it’s still light out…
Night owl: While some may be starting to wind down their day, yours is just beginning. The night is young, right? You can finish your homework after some social media perusing and an episode or two of HGTV. Priorities people! (Photo via @kierraxmakayla)
11:00 p.m.
Early bird: Your teeth have been brushed, your face has been moisturized, and you are ready to head to bed. (Okay, you’ve been sleeping for at least two hours.) A full night’s sleep awaits you and is all you need to get through the rise and grind that tomorrow will bring.
Night owl: It’s now your prime time. Remember that paper that you should have finished four hours ago? Better get on that…because it’s due tomorrow. Open your laptop and start typing away. While the sun may have set hours ago, this is your time to shine! (Photo via @gretchen_reese)
Are you an early bird or a night owl? What’s your day-to-day routine like? Let us know in the comments!