Friday, November 20, 2015

I HATE getting up early!




I HATE getting up early.  I don't mean that I don't like it, I mean that I HATE it.  You can ask anyone in my family and they'll tell you how much I hate getting up early.

It started when I was a kid.
I don't know if I hated it back then, but I definitely didn't like it. My mom and I had more fights about me not getting out of bed than anything else. She even talked to a counselor about it. The counselor told her to stop getting me up and make me responsible for it myself (I was in high school at the time).  I guess she did - I don't remember.

As an adult, I've been grateful that I have naturally curly hair.  I wet my hair daily, put gel in it, fluff it up and I'm good to go.  It takes about a minute.  I don't allow hair stylists ever to give me a style that requires an ounce of effort because I won't do it. They try but I stand firm.

I work very, very hard never to schedule early appointments.  I was pretty bummed when I had to be at the hospital for 5:00 am to have a c-section 28 years ago.  I really thought that was an unreasonable time.  I mean, come on, I'm having a baby - don't you think I need as much rest as I can get?!

And my colonoscopy.  That was early, too.  What are they thinking with these early appointments???

I homeschooled my kids so I wouldn't have to get up early to take them to the bus stop.  No - not really, but that was definitely a huge benefit.

I was really sad when my oldest two grandkids started school because it meant that if they stayed over during the week I had to get up early to take them to school.  But I do it. And it's hard!

Did I mention that knowing I have to get up early actually stresses me out?  It does. Unfortunately the result of the stress is that I can't sleep.  So I end up dealing with the double-whammy of not sleeping and getting up early!  It is NOT a good combination.

You're probably wondering if I'm a night owl.  The answer is no.  I'm not an early bird and I'm not a night owl.  My granddaughter calls me a day owl.  I'm a day owl who HATES getting up early!

What are you? Early bird? Day Owl or Night Owl?




11 comments:

  1. Early Bird. :) i can't hardly sleep past 5:30 or 6, even if like last night I can't get to sleep before 1! Glad I don't normally have insomnia.

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    1. Oh, man! That's early. That's when my husband gets up and I always kid him about being crazy.

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  2. Early Bird. :) i can't hardly sleep past 5:30 or 6, even if like last night I can't get to sleep before 1! Glad I don't normally have insomnia.

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  3. Early Bird! I sleep 6 hours and then I am wide awake - it doesn't matter what time I go to bed, I will wake up 6 hours later (98% of the time). I didn't used to be like this, I used to be a night owl and I had to drag myself out of bed every morning with an alarm clock, then I had kids. By the time I had my third one my sleeping schedule had changed so much that I learned to fall asleep quickly and wake up quickly (my last two kids both had some medical problems when they were babies so I slept very lightly). I also learned that mornings are quiet - no one else is awake - it is MY TIME! I can't clean while the rest of the family sleeps or they would probably wake up so every morning I have at least two hours that is just for me and I love it!

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    1. My friend, Suzanne, got up early for the very reason you mentioned - to be alone before the kids got up. But I couldn't get up before my kids. They were early risers, too. But they were required to stay in their rooms until I got up. I did not change to a morning person after having kids.

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  4. Yeah, like Kerrie I am boing wide awake usually between 5 and 6 no matter what time I've gone to bed. Exactly those hours. I'd like to stay up late too but hey at my age I need to get SOME sleep. And my hubby sleeps until 7 so that gives me my golden hour.

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    1. What is up with all you early birds???!!! Am I seriously the only day owl here?

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  5. early bird too :D
    no matter when I slept in, I wake up between 5:30-6:30, I very rarely sleep until 7. as today, this is a miracle for me :) that's way I don't go to a party, because even if I went to bed at 2am, i'm up early. and that is not good for anyone :D

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    1. No, it wouldn't be. My husband is the same way. He just can't sleep late - no matter what time he goes to bed.

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  6. My natural sleep cycle seems to be 2am to 10am. If I go to bed when I'm tired and wake up when rested, like on a vacation, that seems to be the cycle my body naturally falls into. When I worked evenings, this worked perfectly. I slept 2-10, spent the day at home doing chores and cooking, went to work at 3, got out at 11, went home to read and unwind, and to bed at 2. Now I need to report to work at 7:45 and I get there but don't enjoy it. I do find that mornings at the office are very productive for me, it tends to be quiet until mid-morning so I get a couple of hours of focused work in. I need to make sure I go to bed early, by 10, to be properly awake in the morning.

    While I do like to stay up late, I am not very focused or energetic at night. So maybe a day-owl is a good term for me too! I hate getting up early. I do it but don't enjoy it at all.

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    1. Finally someone who's not an early bird! Good grief! It seems like everyone is an early bird except you and me.

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