Morning Person

I’ve been half-heartedly trying to be a morning person for a while. Craig wakes up with no issues at 5am. I on the other hand would rather sleep to 10am.

I do best when a beam of sunlight is coming in a window on to my face and voila, I’m awake and feel great. Our bedroom though is dark, has one window, a slider, that opens up to the parking lot below. We don’t leave the drapes open since I don’t want to slide out of bed and say hello the entire neighborhood.

When we’ve gone camping in the past, I’m up and at it, around 4:30-5:00 am, I usually feel good after a few minutes, I typically deal with stress better through out the day. I feel well rested in the evening and I sleep very sound.  So I’m trying to figure out how to bring this into my daily life. I’ve got 4 alarms going off and I still don’t get up. There’s got to be a way!

One thing I am going to try which I haven’t so far is easing into stepping back my wake up time. I’ve been going from 7am to 5:15am, and my body is not responding well. So over this week, I’m going to try for 6:30am wake up time. And for my own record, wake up, meaning getting my bumm out of bed.

I’ll post again on Friday with a progress report.

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