Day 2: I’m Awake

It’s 6:00. As in 0600.

I am awake, but still lying here in bed squinting at my phone and trying to wake up enough to function.

This is my view.

What the heck do people do this early? I asked my husband this while he was getting ready for work. His alarm went off at 5am. “We drink coffee.”

I am a night owl. I always have been. Staying up until 1am and waking up around 8am. So why the change? Because I have a 4-year old.

My son goes to pre-k, for which we need to be out the door by 8:30. When we get up at 8am everything is rushed and it stresses us both out. So I’m hoping that by getting to bed earlier I can shift the timing enough to avoid the unnecessary panic.

But just lying here writing this I’m slammed with nausea, never ending yawns and a mild hot flash.

Fine. I’m getting up.

It’s so dark my Christmas tree lights the way to the kitchen. This is new.

I make my way to the kitchen for coffee, to feed the dogs (who aren’t even awake yet) and eat my rice Chex (gluten free!)

But what else should I do? I didn’t wake up with the excitement of doing something new and getting started, so I’m going to take this easy. I’m going to do what I would normally do in the wee hours of the morning/late night: watch Hoarders and inspire myself to purge my home of excess everything.

Why is it so dark outside??? Day 1 of new sleep schedule is done before the sun is even up. That does feel good.

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