I was lying in bed last night with the lights off, and my mind was deep in thought per usual. All of a sudden I had the sudden urge to wake up earlier. Just to give it a shot. First I set my alarm for 6. After my 5 minutes, I changed it to 5:30. Doing something new like this excited me, especially because just a few hours before this I said, “no one could pay me any reasonable amount of money to wake up at 5:30.” This morning I did it for free.
I was tired this morning. Part of me thought I’d get this secret reward for getting up so early and I’d instantly understand why people do it. Na.
The funniest part of this morning was me getting out of bed at 5:30, and after standing up, I stared at the wall for a good 30 seconds. I was trying to remind myself why I decided to get up at the crack of dawn and why I shouldn’t get back into bed. But, I rose from the dead.
I will say that it felt great not to be rushed. I think that’s the main lesson I learned. I’m always scrambling.
Uhhh what did I do? I ate breakfast, cold shower, meditated, wrote down things I was grateful for, and goals for the day. At this point I still had so much time left, so I started to read, but it was putting me to sleep so it didn’t last long.
At 7:20, I went back to sleep for 20 minutes. Lesson learned: I enjoyed waking up earlier and not rushing, but 5:30 is way too early for me. I’m going to wake up 25 minutes earlier each morning.
On another note, I think I may try to stop eating processed foods for a bit. It could last two days or two years. I’m not sure. My biggest loss will be beef jerky for sure. I couldn’t believe the University of Florida had its own beef jerky. I think I picked the wrong school.