“Tomorrow – A mystical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation, and achievement is stored” ~ Anon.
Sleeping late has never been a thing for me, and as my dear old father used to say, what’s the point of sleeping your life away, wake up and live it! So, waking up early is what I’ve always done.
I used to wake up around 06:30, and in the summer it was before five o’clock, but during this past week I’ve woken up every day at exactly 05:55 AM! Going to bed earlier or later doesn’t appear to make the slightest difference!
I remember having a conversation a couple of years back with GC where I complained about my lack of sleep, his advice was…
- Switch off your electronic devices before going to bed.
- Do not to use your iPad or phone last thing at night.
- Do not switch on the devices the moment you wake up.
The idea behind this thinking was to re-train my brain into accepting my bedroom as a place to relax and sleep. It was an excellent plan, but me being me I ignored the advice until a couple of nights ago. I switched off fifteen minutes before going to bed and did not switch on again until over an hour after waking up.
Sitting in bed doing nothing seemed such a waste of time; I once read that the first two hours of the day are the most productive, so I decided to give it a try. I did not check my websites, nor did I check the Reader, though I did answer two e-mails.
By 10:00 AM, I had two laundry loads completed, I’d been out with Woody, the evening meal was cooking in the slow cooker, I’d cleaned the kitchen and the fridge, taken the garbage to the bins and was ready for getting my head down and having a nap!
By seven-thirty in the evening, I still hadn’t checked the Reader, and I’d dismissed the idea of any type of nap. Feeling even more productive I’d also written and published an article for my Nan’s Farm site, and changed my profile photograph three times before deciding the old one was the best after all, and I continued knitting the current Joey pouch!
Things still felt out of sync I was out of my routine and I felt guilty for not reading everyone else’s posts, although I’d answered notifications of comments as and when they popped up on my phone. So, upon waking up this morning, I switched on my iPad and finally caught up with my Reader.
Gerry was quite right, I should carve out a new routine and one that doesn’t involve waking up early each morning and going online!
Oh, and if you read my post yesterday, the new data switch hasn’t made the slightest difference to my television and Sky TV broadband problems, so I’ve reluctantly booked a call-out!
My almost empty fridge contains, one potato, a bowl of washed lettuce, two onions, cheese, a pack of bacon and a variety of pickles; enough for a meal I’d say! On the other hand, perhaps I should abandon my online plans for this afternoon and go shopping!
Today I had a go at taking a macro shot of my solitary potato for the ragtag community prompt, it didn’t work out too well! My flowers are much better subjects!
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