I woke up early today — 4:50 a.m. is not only early when you were still awake reading at 12:33 a.m., but it’s a little annoying. Peanut was just waking up as well. Both of us went back to bed, with the kid finally waking up at 5:30 and me at 6:15. Why am I sharing these details? Friends, I like to sleep. My circadian rhythm has never been normal — I’m a night owl who’s always desperately wanted to be an early bird. But on this Monday morning, just a few hours ago, I was partially awake and instead of going back to sleep for 3-4 hours, decided to start my day.
Yes, I’m still a little tired, but that’s part of my body adjusting and the fact I didn’t get an adequate nights sleep. I’ve not been sleeping well, period. So many people say “sleep is overrated,” but I’ll be quite honest with you, those folks have no idea what they’re talking about. Sleep is essential for so many things — I could get into all of the details here, but I’ll spare you. Besides, I’m pretty sure I’ve written about sleep somewhere on this site before and told you all about how you need sleep, blah, blah, blah.
Waking up early gave me the opportunity to shake things up a bit. I showered, wrote my morning pages, (which I’ve been slacking on) and meditated. I’ll be quite honest with you, I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot. Normally, I’m fighting waking up right about now (during the summer) and would still not be a happy camper. It’s the problem of all night owls who are up until 2 or 3 a.m.
I’ve still not eaten breakfast, which is bad for my metabolism. I’m also only making coffee in my Keurig this morning, instead of my regular coffee maker, or French Press. I’m hoping the less caffeine I have will encourage me to head to bed earlier this evening. How does the Keurig help? I’m too cheap to use more than a few pods in one day.
Will this reboot on my Monday work? I’m not sure. It won’t hurt to find out.