Friday, June 20, 2008

My New Habit

As part of our new schedule, I'm trying a new habit for myself. Early Rising. Anyone who knows me will get a good chuckle over this one. I'm terrible at waking up. I don't hear alarms or the sound gets incorporated so well into my dreams that I end up punching a dresser. :O

My goal is to be getting up at 6:30. Yes, this is early for me. I usually am a 8-8:30 kind of gal, but by then the morning is half over. So The King and I have devised a little schedule of sorts for getting us both up and going in the mornings. His new summer schedule at work is to go in for 10 hours 4 days a week. That means he has to be up at 5:30 (his alarm goes off and no I never hear it). He gets ready and wakes me at 6:30 when he's ready to leave. His waking me is just enough so that when my alarm goes off (NPR), I start hearing it and the news stories wake me up. Buzzers just kill me. I hear them, bang them, then ignore them. It has to be a very loud NPR.

I actually did very well this week. I was up between 6:30 and 7:00 every morning except this one. I think the week caught up with me today and I had an allergy thing start during the night, which always throws my sleep off. So I feel fairly successfull at my new habit. I was even vacuuming before 8am the first two mornings!!!!

Our problem now is getting in bed at a decent hour so that this habit doesn't cause a lack of sleep. Life just seems to make early to bed very difficult. I'll let you know if I can figure something out with that one.


live4evermom said...

HA, why is it that everyone I know is a night person and not a morning one. I guess you can figure out what type I am since I'm posting this at a crazy hour. hehehe I am working on our schedule too.

keri said...

I can relate...
I'm a natural night person, constantly trying to be an early riser and failing!

timbuck2mom said...

Be thankful you're able to sleep. I'm the opposite of you. I'm a light sleeper and usually wake quite early - sometimes getting up at 3:30! But I'm not as rested as I want to be - but if I lay in bed I'm wide awake. :(

What works for me but I don't always do is go to bed early because I know I'm going to be waking early no matter what.

jamie in rose cottage said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one! I enjoy mornings--when I'm awake for them! But I am trying to train myself to get up earlier. :-)