Saturday, October 22, 2011

I THOUGHT I Was a Morning Person

In my adult years, I've always considered myself a morning person. Generally speaking, I'm much more productive at work between the hours of 8 and 2 than from 2-5. That is completely opposite from most of my coworkers who often can hardly speak until after 10 a.m. but function really well in the late afternoon. We have an unspoken system, I take the hard stuff in the mornings and the deal with that type of stuff in the afternoons. It works for us and makes our department function pretty seamlessly.

However, after three straight mornings of waking up at 4 a.m. for no reason whatsoever, I'm starting to doubt this morning person thing. Apparently, I don't function well when its dark outside. And the almost three hours between waking up and the sun rising are becoming wasted hours. And to add insult to injury, I'm completely worthless in the evenings by 8 p.m.! Ugh.

I have gotten a few things accomplished so far this morning. A load of laundry, some paperwork and the dishwasher is running. All in all though, I am completely frustrated with my new and completely unwanted sleep schedule. I have a HUGE day ahead as I will be heading to Tuscaloosa for the Alabama/Tennessee game and I need to shove a bunch of chores in before I hit the road. And if I don't find some energy SOMEWHERE, its just not going to be pretty! I'm hitting the coffee hard, but even that doesn't seem to be clearing out the cobwebs. Sigh. I really want to sleep like a normal person!

1 comment:

  1. The time change affects me in a similar way. I would be up by 5, even before my alarm hits. But as it is getting darker earlier and it's still dark until about 6, I've been hitting the snooze button one too many times, and it takes me a lot more effort to get going.
    Word of the wise: It will get worst before it gets better! Once Nov 6 hits, it will be pitch black way too early and way too late. But after your body readjusts, you're good to go until the Spring. Best of luck on your plans.