[Night People v Morning People? : Let’s Stop The War!]【夜貓子和早起黨: 我們停戰吧!】

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[Night People v Morning People? : Let’s Stop The War!]

By: LEE Yeeun, Isabelle (Lee Shau Kee Hall)

Image: http://www.geniusawakening.com

 

It was 4am. I had to finish my readings so I kept my desk light on. My previous roommate however was a morning person so I saw her wriggling on the bed, not being able to fall asleep. I believe this is a common problem that we face when we live with a roommate and now I would like to talk about benefits of being a night person and a morning person and how two people with opposite life cycles could live together and be friends.

 

According to my observation of my previous roommate, she can go to sleep early and maintain her healthy sleeping cycle, which lowers the chance of getting depression. On the other hand, during nighttime I can enjoy the silence and solitude, which helps me to get an artistic inspiration and produce creative works. The highlight of the life style is that I can see animals like cats and raccoons, which is highly beneficial for people like me, who love to feed stray cats.

 

So, when I went to a mart to buy cat food I also bought a sleeping eye mask for my roommate. When I actually started communicating with her, we could learn from each other’s life style and our effort to understand and respect each other (for example, I asked my roommate if I could put my desk light on to finish my readings) could boost our relationship. There is always a way.

 

【夜貓子和早起黨: 我們停戰吧!】

文: LEE Yeeun, Isabelle (李兆基堂)

圖: http://www.geniusawakening.com

 

凌晨四點,我還在挑燈夜讀。之前的室友習慣早起,我看見她在床上翻來覆去,難以入睡。我相信和室友一起住的人都會面臨這樣的問題,接下來我就說說夜貓子和早起黨各自的好處,以及兩種生物鐘不同的人如何在同一屋簷下和平相處。

 

根據我對前室友的觀察,她早睡早起,保持著良好健康的睡眠循環,這樣的生活習慣可以降低抑鬱症的風險;另一方面,我享受夜間的寧靜,可以激發我的藝術靈感和創造力。在晚上,我還可以輕易看見晝伏夜出的貓和浣熊,對於喜歡餵飼流浪貓的我來說,夜貓子生活可說是特別吸引!

 

所以,我去買貓糧的時候順便也給室友買了眼罩,當我們真正開始交流這個問題的時候,我們都表示理解並尊重對方的生活習慣,比如,開燈熬夜時我會征求她的意見,這也大大增進了我們的友誼。問題總會有辦法解決的!

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