I’ve never been much of a morning person. I mean, I know what mornings are. I’ve had to endure many of them as I made my way to 8AM classes and whatnot. But, I never liked them. I still don’t, really, I’d rather be up into the wee hours and wake up early afternoon instead, but now that I’m grown up, I can’t do that any more.
In any event, I’ve been setting my alarm for 6:30 every morning for the past couple weeks. This has allowed me some extra peace throughout the day, as I get my blogging done, I read up on blogs, and I make a few comments here or there. Then, I move on to working on this or that, whatever needs to get done. It’s really been pretty nice, even if it’s difficult to get up at such an ungodly hour.
But yesterday, I discovered something amazing about getting up with so much time to spend before having to get ready for work: naps. That’s right. Yesterday, I took a nap before 10AM. I did my usual thing, I got my chores done, then I had extra time! So I took a nap. From 9:00-9:30, I experienced that oft-hoped for nap that I hated so much when I was 5.
When I woke up, I felt refreshed and energized, ready to begin my day. Only, I had already begun my day! I had already accomplished a few tasks and was ready to move into the tedium of the day job. So. The moral of the story?
If you want to start your day off right, forget a big, full breakfast. Forget coffee. Get some stuff done, ZEN HAVE A NAP.