Thursday, February 16, 2017

Hey fam, what's up? Here's a reminder for you to read in six months to a year that I exist in some shape or form up here in Illinois. Do you want to know what has not changed one bit in the couple of years I have spent living up here? I still loath waking up. It's my least favorite part of the day. It's the most painful part of my day (unless I've chowed down on some good Thai curry the previous day, but that's a different story).  In those 20 minutes to 2 hours I spend in between sleep and wakefulness, I become a creative monster dreaming up ridiculous schemes to avoid fully waking up, or at least dream up a very different sort of life. I usually look at the clock on my phone anywhere from 5-20 times before pulling myself - internally kicking and screaming, sometimes actually crying - out of bed with just enough time to throw on clothes, grab some sort of food substance, and literally run out the door. I spend the 40 minute commute to work becoming human, arrive, chat with boss man, make breakfast, and start my daily workflow.

I want to believe that there is a better way to experience the time between waking up and being at work. I'm trying to reimagine my life to make that a productive time, a time where I focus my energy for the day so that peak productivity isn't a thing that only happens in the fifteen minutes before I take lunch. Doing things in the early morning seems like it would be a good thing... I'll let you know if I develop a real plan to master my mornings.



  1. Half a month. ;) I used to be a morning person, plain and simple. Now, I'm beginning to understand the struggle of pulling oneself out of bed when it seems the most illogical thing to do in that moment. The bed is comfortable and the day is not. I look forward to seeing if you find some way of making mornings better.

    1. Well, I guess now you can empathize a little with the struggle. I am sorry that mornings are getting harder for you. I haven't quite figured out how to make mornings better except to focus my mind on what it looks like to live well... part of that is getting up in a timely manner to be able to do what deserves doing during a day.

  2. I also have difficulty getting up. If I spend fifteen minutes before going to bed setting my plan and expectations for the following day it is easier. In the morning I tend to spend the first twenty minutes in prayer or Bible reading or both.... Try to not be too original too early. Makes the rest flow better.