Wednesday, January 5, 2011
It is six in the morning and I have been up for almost an hour. I HATE mornings. So why do I get up so early? It is the only way I can function. It takes me about 3 hours to really wake up and for my brain to kick into gear.
My friends usually think I'm crazy when they find out that I get up so early if I don't have to be at work until 7:30 (even though I get there at 7). To be fair, I am usually only awake around an hour and a half before I leave the house, but I'm pretty low maintenance, so most of that time is spent vegging out.
If I have to get up and rush around in the morning, my day is bound to be fairly crappy. Guaranteed. I just don't feel like a real human until I have been awake for several hours. Since I'm a teacher, I really need to be on top of my game by the time the kids hit my door at 8am, so I guess I will have to continue to wake up at 5 am every morning.
I've been especially productive this morning. Usually I just sit around and watch TV for about 45 minutes, but today I actually started moving fairly early. I already have my lunch made for the day, my hair flattened, clothes picked out and I am halfway through breakfast. It's a banner day already!
If you are a night person and find that you are groggy throughout most of the morning, consider getting up a little extra early so you don't have to rush around in the morning. Give your brain some time to wake up slowly. It might seem counter-productive, but it works for me!
But know this...if I'm on break or it is a Saturday and I don't have to go anywhere, you can bet your bottom dollar my feet don't hit the floor before 8am!