Like Chris, I am not a morning person. I roll out of bed about 5:30 twice a week to go jogging, but other than that I sleep in until 6:30 on weekdays and 8ish on the weekends. I require vast amounts of caffeine to get me revved up and going, and most of my co-workers know when I’ve had my first cup of coffee.
I listen to enough motivational podcasts to know being a morning person has a lot of benefits, but I myself have never given it much stock until about a week ago. I had a bit of an epiphany.
I spent a whole day in bed. Literally.
I went to a 9 am Weight Watcher meeting, but then I got home, slept till about noon, then played on my iPad literally ALL DAY.
I felt lousy.
While we all need to put our feet up from time to time, I really hated that feeling of accomplishing so little in a day. It actually made me depressed because I did so little. What did I have to show for it but a couple games I have played dozens of times? Nothing!
While this is another post for later in June, I am still so far off achieving my New Years goals and instead of working towards them, I farted a whole day away. No grants were written, not one page of my book was typed, no miles were run. I didn’t even go grocery shopping, clean or any other weekend activities. Instead, I stuffed my face and didn’t do a blessed thing! I physically felt awful for having done so little.
I berated myself for a bit, but I am going to take this as a learning experience. During this week, I am going to get up at 5 am every weekday and see what happens. I plan on reading from my yearly Bible and working on my book. I am going to use the quiet time to also read and work on the eBook I plan to have finished by Labor Day. On the days I am supposed to exercise, I will hit the running trail just a little earlier, when it is still actually dark outside.
This is taking me out of my comfort zone but I think I need a mid-year shakeup to jolt me back to my New Year’s goals. They are not impossible goals to achieve, but I need to reconnect with why I wanted to do them in the first place to make as much headway as possible. This will require even more caffeine than usual to get me going, but I think this will be time very well spent and I will post you on the next blog what I learned and if it is something I will keep up!