Updated: Jun 14, 2019
I love to sleep. I've been pretty good with operation no more snooze, though I've used the dreaded button a time or two since I announced the undertaking. Time to renew my commitment to getting up the first time the alarm goes off.
I'd really like to reinvent myself as a morning person.
The difficulty there for me is the going to bed earlier part. I'm not the kind of person that can survive and function at a high level without 7 hours of sleep at minimum.
I've been a night owl for as long as I can remember.
Since becoming a husband and a father, I feel like I have gotten some of my best work done after everyone has gone to bed (grad school was often an all night endeavor).
My propensity for late nights often mean that my wife goes to bed without me, or, like tonight, falls asleep on the couch, and I wake her up and take her to bed when I'm done writing.
I think it's time for me to make bedtime earlier and drag myself out of bed in the wee hours of the morning. I've "wanted" to do this for quite sometime. At some point, it will have to happen. And I guess with commitment and consistency, it will get easier over time.
I've always admired my father's early morning wake up habits (okay, that's not entirely true...I thoroughly enjoyed sleeping till noon as a teenager whenever possible...I woke up early for school because I had to, and even then I pushed the envelope...I woke up early for baseball because, well, it was baseball...and I had no problem getting out of bed early when it was time to go fishing).
I've never been ready to commit to trading my late nights for early mornings. However, in my quest for personal improvement (that has really been accelerated with this writing project, the most important area I want to improve is in my role as husband and dad.
Time to start making the trade.
Wish me luck.