The Making of a Morning Person (Day 21)

Three Weeks of Sleepy

I’ll cut to the chase: my 5am plan is out the window. I take full responsibility for this breakdown in self-discipline, but in my defense, it’s hard to restructure your morning routine while you’re starting to date somebody new: evenings are unpredictable, bed times are consistently late, and if there is a sleepover,

Ed’s Note: The management of this web site makes no assertion that sleepovers have occurred, are occurring, or will in future occur.

it’s not cool (or enjoyable) to wiggle out of bed at 5am, even if she could forgive the annoyance of the alarm.

Ed’s Note: She couldn’t. And she would mock him mercilessly. And there might not be anymore sleepovers. Not that there have been (see note above).

Two beneficial side effects have come out of this attempt:

  1. My base wake time has moved back by an hour, and I comfortably (and often automatically) get out of bed by 6am.
  2. I have an entirely new intimacy with my alarm clock. I now understand how the Nap function and the Snooze timer work. And oh how I use them.

When my schedule settles down a bit more

Ed’s Note: Read: “when he gets dumped.”

I think it will be very easy to push my wake time back by another hour. I find that I am very tired at 5am, and cannot fight my urge to snooze. The few times I did manage to stay up, I really enjoyed having the quiet bubble of time before the day started.

  1. #1 by Your Mother - April 20th, 2006 at 11:51

    So whats her name? If you are sleeping with her (or not, Moms note) I think I have a right to know. I hope you know I am kidding. I am very happy you have someone funny in your life.
    It was good to hear from you on Easter. Hope your meal was as good as ours.

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