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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Some more luminous thoughts on sleep

I used to be a night person. A crawler of the mundo de la noche, a breather of the yoru kuukis. However, as cool as I always thought that made me, all artistic and sleepless and stuff, I am finding that I have the most energy, vigor, and inspiration in the morning. That is, AFTER I have managed to creep out from under the spell of the absolute and all-encompassing desire to go back to sleep.
This is my theory, for all you people who have lost your zest for life: Waking up early equals VITALITY. Um, waking up early and...managing to stay awake.
Or, for those who are not able to wake up early, I find that jumping out of bed and putting your hand to as many tiny tasks as possible right in the early morning is a good start. I used to love to be sluggish and crawl back in bed for any spare fifteen minutes that I had until lunch time, but that usually keeps me on a sluggish wavelength all day, which is not very condusive to maximizing, being a professional, and even just plain getting anything at all done. It's the sort of lifestyle that finds me still wearing my pajama pants at dinner time, my room a constant mess, and five half-empty cups of cold coffee sitting on various perches around the house (and yes, I must admit, they ARE my cups, and they are quite yucky to look at).
So although I still indulge in a sluggish morning now and then (since sluggishness is a difficult habit to get rid of. Not as easy as getting rid of a slug with a bit of salt...) I am trying to jump out of bed with my resolve in a fist and a song in my soul.
Join me, non-morning people, in this self-bludgeon of morning-ness. I wouldn't feel so bad if I knew that I wasn't the only one who silently and creepily smiles at everyone in the morning because she hasn't peeled her mouth open yet (lubricated it with coffee and stretched it with a few good yawns), and the only one who thinks messed up hair and WILD bangs is a cool and cozy look for morning devotions. Is there anyone else that yawns ALL the way through reading out loud during devotions? Cause no one else in my home does, and I yawn like every other sentence. This is quite vexatious.
Look out, Lethargy. I hope to one day be a mighty morning mushi.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

4get it, love..........

i find that waking up at just the normal time, and being excited about my life...

or, waking up late, and having sex...

...has exactly the same effect as what u suggest!

plus it annoys the 'morning ppl' who don't get laid!

11/20/2008 7:15 AM  
Anonymous kath said...

dude. i wish we all could get laid first thing in the morning. whatta way to start the day.

11/20/2008 2:34 PM  
Anonymous Gilraen said...

(pretend that was bold, italicized, AND underlined)
yawn every other sentence when reading out loud at devotions too!
...and I don't ALWAYS make my hair before lunch (don't scold me, you-know-who-you-are. :P)

I hope you feel better Florence.

11/21/2008 6:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

........well actually, not usually..

...but it sure was a nice thot!

11/22/2008 12:32 AM  
Blogger BladeMaster said...

was going to get up to run before devo but haven't done it yet. Maybe lethargy has infeltrated my bedding or something.

When you have a dependance on something like coffee to get you up and keep you going your getting old. but that is just my opinion.

11/22/2008 1:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

honestly people.. best time to work out.. run etc.. before dinner

11/23/2008 2:03 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

I totally agree with your post Florence. I get up every morning at around 5:00-5:30 to spend some time with the Lord and also to at times get some exercise in. I find that my channel with the Lord is alot fresher and clearer first thing in the morning before all the stress and business of the day gets in there. Also working out in the morning actually benefits your body more and helps you to tone quicker and with a slimmer look.
This of course is just what works for me, but I would highly recomend it for anyone. Waking up a little earlier than usual so that you can spend some time with the Lord and also take some time for yourself definitly gives you more ispiration for the day and helps you to get organized and be on top of your personal life, which I'm sure for most of us with all the business of Family living these days is a area of our lives that has been sorely lacking. Love ya. xoxo

11/26/2008 4:49 AM  
Blogger Lolipop said...

Excellent Florence!
(not to sound like i'm repeating Elizabeth but..)
Morning has always been my time of day. I get my exercise and prayer vigil in at 5:00-6:30....it really shaves extra moments off my busy schedule. Try it you people!

11/26/2008 9:45 PM  
Anonymous Dave said...

I find the morning the worst time to do any brainy tasks for me.

11/29/2008 1:24 PM  
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