Sunday, January 29, 2012

i need quiet - and coffee

Do you sleep late?

What do you call late?

What time do you consider the perfect wake up time?

My work day alarm is set for 5:30. I rarely get up at that time. It's usually more like 6:00. And I sometimes push it until 6:30 which is a little hectic because I need to leave the house between 7:10 and 7:15. And if I get up at 6:30, you can be sure that is the morning the dogs are slow to go out and even slower to come back inside.

On the weekends I usually wake up between 7:00 and 7:30. I rarely sleep any later than that. But I might as well be asleep. I don't get anything productive done. I get up, drink coffee, and enjoy the slow morning. That's why I set my work day alarm for 5:30 - I need a few slow, quiet minutes each morning. I'm just much less frantic if I start my mornings this way.

Those slow, quiet mornings are good for me, but even better for those around me. I'm much less stressed when I get my morning quiet time - which makes being around me much easier.

What do you need so that you are less stressed? A shopping day? A daily dose of daytime TV? Chocolate? An afternoon nap? 

Especially if you have children at home, you have to find your thing. And you have to find a way to get it. It will be better for everyone involved.

1 comment:

  1. My thing is waking up earlier the children so I can get MYSELF taken care of before I have to tend to them. Its just so much more stressful when Im worrying about doing everything for them when I still have to do stuff for myself.. And I hope that doesnt sound selfish, but I just like to have my stuff done first so I can focus on them.