Friday, August 1, 2008

Rise and Shine

I am not a morning person. For the last six years of my life I have been afforded the luxury of rising when my body naturally chooses to. And it never chooses to early. I absolutely hate an alarm clock and I hate the feeling of my body asking me for more sleep and being unable to give it what it wishes. I am not one to go against nature. And before you think I have a few lazy bones in this body I will assure you that lots of rest is part of the formula needed to be a top level athlete. Sleep is when your body recovers and heals itself. There is actually a whole science behind it but just trust my judgment when I tell you that it’s in my best interest to get around 9 hours and that they come after I am able to watch all my favorite T.V. shows.

Well the last few days, as I have settled in down here in the beautiful OC, I have woken up every day and peered at my phone to see the time, only to shocked and disturbed that it begins with either a 6 or 7. This is not right. When I first get back from Europe I expect this. I actually like going to bed early and then waking up as the sun also rises from its slumber and find myself being extra productive. But the jet lag has passed and I am getting back into my routine of staying up to my normal bedtime only to be woken at abnormal hours. There is bright sunlight pouring into the room that I’m sleeping in. There are other humans occupying the house who are very much morning people. There are workers just behind the house building and hammering and making entirely too much raucous. There must be a quieter way to build a house, or at the very least, a start time of 10 am to do such things.

By midday I begin to feel the repercussions of my actions. I am sluggish and my eyes are heavy and it feels like naptime. But I haven’t really done anything to warrant a nap so that seems like a bit of a nonsensical answer. There are people who can function beautifully off of 4,5,6 hours of sleep. I am not one of them and I probably never will be. That is ok though because good sleep is a wonderful thing and something I enjoy tremendously. Perhaps the Lord will bless me with children that are born with the same sleeping patterns as their mother—as infants! One can dream. Until it’s a necessity though, I must find a way to hold on to my beauty sleep.


Anonymous said...

good luck. judging by the circles under your eyes, you need all the beauty sleep you can get.

anonymousnupe said...

Next to sex, sleep is the most wonderful sensation God has given man. You need to get yourself some Acia juice!

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Anonymous said...

"judging by the circles under your eyes, you need all the beauty sleep you can get"

Funny Anonymous! LMAO!

Promise it wasn't me. I always sign my post by Medo or Medoblado.

But, so true baby. Not that you look bad. He / She was saying what I just said.

I think you should get up at 5AM and go for a jog!

Nikkie T said...

1. Your new eye mask should take care of the sunlight :)
2. I'm certain there's nothing I can really do about Charlie and Sierra making noise in the morning (3 & 1yr olds wake up really early and they are always loud), but try the ear plugs tomorrow. Hopefully they'll help for the girls and the construction :)
3. Take a friggin' nap already! I WISH I could take a nap in the middle of the day!!! Please enjoy one for the both of us :)

Brianna said...

nik i think this is good practice for me.