The Early Bird Gets the Worm.

The Early Bird Gets the Worm.

Ew, who wants to eat worms? If your goal is to get shit done, staying up late at night is the best way to accomplish things.

The night time is full of mania. The moon is out, the raccoons are battling the trash cans like little lumbering Don Quixotes, and all the suckers are asleep in their soft beds, getting soft. Late at night is when you’ll get your best work done. It’s quiet. There are no new emails to distract you. No business calls you can or should make. It’s a personal time during which you can conceive of and hatch visionary and wild ideas and no one is awake to shoot them down. Icarus flew too close to the sun and the wax on his wings melted, but you can fly as close to the moon as you want. Your ideas can be fantastical and completely implausible with impunity.

Try these fun activities after 1 am. Bonus points for drinking coffee, eating truffles , and watching DVDs of Arrested Development beforehand.

  • Write a press release for your book on salamanders (you haven’t yet written) and then write a book on salamanders.
  • Design an outfit for Project Runway and Youtube yourself modeling it on your roof.
  • Write a business plan for your takeover of the glass swan and dolphin trinket industry.  Learn how to sculpt glass.
  • Record an album using only office supplies for instruments and have your computer sing the vocals. Pretend you made it at work, and call it Down Time.

About Administrator

Alicia Dattner is a comedian and speaker who jousts with such topics of love, time-management, money, environmentalism, politics, spirituality, and creativity. Her first solo show, The Punchline, recently won Best of the Fringe in the San Francisco Fringe Festival 2008. Her second show, Eat Pray Laugh won Best Storyteller at the NY United Solo Festival. Her company, Making Light, is dedicated to bringing humor and lightness into spirituality, relationship, and every day life.

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