March 11th, 2010


In Praise Of Early Rising

I got up early today. About 5:30, I think. Yeah, I know that's "normal" time for many of you, but I'm usually not up and going 'til about 8:00, so this was very early for me.

I like it.

I managed to get so much more done this morning than I usually do in a day. I made myself a good breakfast (beef sausage, an egg, bagel). I caught up on all the dishwashing that I never seem to be able to do in the evenings. I read all the internet news/blogs/etc. I wanted to read without feeling rushed.

It's invigorating.

The past few weeks have been tough. I had a particularly exhausting week at work last week. Activities surrounding a funeral over the weekend kept me off-schedule. I had the worst night of sleep I've had in a long, long time this past Sunday night. When I woke up Monday, I knew there nothing I'd be able to accomplish at work. I was just too run down. So I called in a sick day and went back to bed. By Monday evening, I was feeling much better. Yesterday went well, and I was asleep before midnight last night. My alarm this morning was set for 6:15, but I ended waking up -- not tired -- at about 5:30, so I just decided to get up and get on with the day.

Best decision I've made in a while.

I'm looking forward to a productive day. Being able to be at the office over an hour before I usually arrive should help get that started well.