I am fortunate that Gretchen1 sent me ideas for our Koffee Klatches. Here's one of them for today. Are you an early bird or a night owl? Do you get up at the crack of dawn all bright eyed and bushy tailed? Are you cheery way before breakfast time? (shudder) Or are you someone who really begins to wake up and function once the normal work day is over. Does sunset mean your internal system is just revving up? Most of us prefer one or the other but sometimes we must mold ourselves into a different one than we'd prefer.
When my kids were tiny I easily was a night owl. I could stay up all hours of the night and still function well. When they began to get school age I had to force myself to get up early so they were ready for school and on time! I'm a stickler for being timely. I won't say I was a cheery morning person but I was civil. For many years everyone knew to just leave me alone for at least a 1/2 hour after I got up or they were taking their chances.
When I became a single mom and went back to college I began to get into the swing of getting up early. And as i remember I did really enjoy it. I got the kids off to school by 6:30 and was headed to school myself. I would put in extra hours working in the computer lab before classes started. And even when I was working...if I drew an early class to teach for a quarter I was sometimes out of the house by 5 AM!
The commute was nasty if you went any later not to talk about
parking. But now???....
Ya...I'll get up whenever. Well, not really. I hate getting up too late. I feel like the day is 1/2 over if I sleep past 7 or even 8. But this body kicks me back down and explains to me that if I don't go back and get some more shut-eye that it's going to make me a VERY sorry person.
So I get hubby's lunch packed and he's out of the door by 6:30 AM, I get my meds and such, grab a bowl of cereal, into my recliner, pile on the blankets, let the cat get comfy and I'm set for a couple more hours....about
half of that time I'm sleeping.
So...what times of day do YOU function best? Are you up with the chickens or building up speed as the stars come out and shine?
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