Stealing this graphic that @ohm posted in another thread:
I personally find that I work much better at night, when there are far fewer distractions - less emails, notifications on my phone, tel calls, posts on forums even.
I also think ‘the sleepy brain’ may something to do with it too (where basically, at a level of tiredness you can’t multi-task as easily, meaning you are forced to focus on one thing) - these articles cover it well:
What about you? When do you feel you work best?
It is quiet at night after everyone else goes to bed! Plus, considering that I am NOT a morning person, nighttime is when I get to read, catch-up, play with new stuff, etc.
I am consider a morning person, so I like to spend my time working and doing before night coming. I often few tired and low energy, and I do something really dummy to relax the rest of the day. Likewise, I deactivated almost my notification in desktop and mobile to avoid killed my focus time.
I definitely work better at night, because the little one is asleep then. ^.^;
Another classic take on the same concept:
(See This Is Why You Shouldn't Interrupt a Programmer - The Slightly Disgruntled Scientist for commentary and such.)
Funny though how, no matter how many times and ways we say it, tie-wearers and so forth never seem to get it.
This is so true…the whole “now where was I again?” scenario.