Monday, May 2, 2011

Project GetUp

I am a snoozer and if allowed, I can be lazy when there is no consequence for not getting up before 11 am. It takes me a really long time to fall asleep. Hours at times. Like last night: tried to go to sleep at 11 am and was still awake at 2 am. Insomnia sucks but so does the medicine so I try to avoid it when I can. It's also easier to fall asleep once I've been asleep for awhile, which really doesn't help my problem.

But there is so much I can be doing during the day that would start earlier if I got out of bed. Problem is, when sleepy and just waking up, I have very little will power. Tis why I missed so many morning classes because it was easier to tell myself I didn't feel well or could afford to miss one more because minutes later I would be back asleep.

I could be finding a second job since I barely make enough for all my student loans right now. I could be writing in novels, working on sekrit nonfiction proposal, or any other writing task. I could be reading or writing blogs. I could be doing a number of things. And as much as I love dreaming (morning is a time when I can remember 2-4 dreams) I don't need any more novel ideas right now. So, I can afford to cut the dreams short by the annoying sound of the alarm clock.

So, I am going to challenge myself. Wake up every morning and be out of bed, not going back to sleep, by 9 am. This is for 6 days a week, with one day of extra sleep but only if I get up on the six other days. That means, I need 6 days in a row before I can have one day of sleeping later.

Reward? Still thinking about it but maybe once a month I'll get a donut or something. I try not to have food rewards often because I need to exercise and lose weight already. Let's see how the first month goes and judge from there.

I am calling this Project GetUp and will post updates periodically here.

7 comments:

Sophia Richardson said...

Good luck with your early rising challenge! If I'm honest I could probably do with following your lead.
- Sophia.

Loralie Hall said...

Yay! Very best of luck to you. I'm rooting for you all the way ^_^

The Red Angel said...

This reminds me of the song "Fireflies" by Owl City, which is about insomnia. :) My dad LOVES to take naps all the time, literally. He takes naps when he isn't eating, reading, or working. Sleeping IS his hobby. Then he is up for many hours of the night.

~TRA

http://xtheredangelx.blogspot.com

Dawn Embers said...

Sophia - Thanks. It's not going to be easy.

Loralie - :-D hehe, thank ya.

TRA - Oh, I can't nap because it would make falling asleep even harder. Plus it takes me about an hour to fall asleep even for naps and I can't just nap for ten minutes or even half an hour. I take far more time. I wish sleeping could be a hobby that I could do easily but alas, I cannot.

Juliana L. Brandt said...

My boyfriend had that same exact problem. After weeks of slowly adjusting his schedule, he finally wakes up at 9:30 every day and goes to bed at a reasonable time. That's so much better than his old schedule! haha

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