I like to be awake when I work in the morning. I'm happier, I preform better, and I have less of an inclination to punch people in the back of the head when they stand to the left on the escalator.
|Seriously. The signs are fucking everywhere. How can you not OBEY?|
|This is what I used to look like on the train too|
A lot of people are okay with 7 hours of sleep or less a night. I am not. There are tears, blood, and other disgusting things involved anything short of 8 hours. Upon my new adult job, I had to come up with a coping strategy, and I had to do it at FTL speeds.
Now I'm lucky if I sleep in past 7 on weekends; usually I leap out of bed by 6:30 and scream "AT DAWN WE RIDE!" in my head.
If you too are in a position where you require to be a morning person but are fucking not, here are strategies I've used for the last sixth months which have turned me into a god:
- Prepare for morning the night before
- make packed lunch
- lay out outfit
Once I'm done, I usually have ten to twenty minutes to spare to ensure I have everything I need, I know where I'm going, and that I'm awake. I do things like pay the bills or experiment with eye shadow or watch an extra episode of Archer.
"I can't get up at 5:30."
"Can't, or won't?"
It sounds ludicrous and hard, but after the first week of doing this, I actually felt twice as awake and energetic in the mornings as I ever had getting up at 7:30 or whatever. I also look fantastic now.
One week and I will change your LIFE