Thursday, September 25, 2008

Time of Day

As I was leaving the apartment this morning, it was still dark out. I told Hubsy good-bye. He said, "What time is it." I told him, "6:26," to which he responded, "I don't know how you get up so early." I chuckled, but as I walked outside I knew: This is why I get up early.

Don't get the wrong impression. I do enjoy sleeping later than 5am, but I get clausterphobic if I am under the covers after 7am. The problem consequence is that I fade fast after 10pm.

In college, I planned all my classes as early as possible. On vacations, I tend to rise before everyone else for some quiet time. I didn't plan to be a morning person - it just worked out that way.

The morningtime is when I do my best learning, thinking, and am most productive. I think of sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee, listening to the birds chirping, marveling at the colors of the morning sky, feeling the chill of the morning air. I think of the smell of breakfast being cooked (in specific, Gram's house in NY: bacon, eggs, toast, pancakes, and coffee). I think of reading God's word and thanking Him for a new day. I think of early morning walks with Hubsy talking about whatever comes to our minds. I think of waking up to see fresh snow on the ground and the stillness outside.

I would rather meet people for breakfast than lunch or dinner. I would rather eat breakfast than lunch or dinner. I would rather rise early than stay out late. I am a full-fledged morning person.

What time of day is best for you? I did not ask, what kind of person you wish you were, but when are you truly most productive and in your element? And, why do you like that time of day best? I'd be interested to hear.


Shanle's said...

Good question. I would used to say morning also, because that's when I'd get up to have quiet time, study, workout, clean, etc. BUT NOW I sleep as long as I can in the mornings until Brode wakes up. I get worn out so I sometimes have to use my mornings to catch up on sleep now. I'm most productive during the afternoon when Brode Bear naps. I get about 2-3 hrs to myself, which is nice. I do sometimes miss mornings though. If I could ever catch back up on sleep I might be able to stay up when I lay Brode back down at 6 or 7 a.m.... We'll see! =)

Melissa Marsh said...

I wish I was a morning person! It is so beautiful in the morning - everything is crisp and clear and fresh. I've tried to be a morning person, but it's not gonna happen. I'm a night person through and through - when I didn't have a job and was in grad school, I used to stay up until 3 a.m. sometimes.

Stephandherboys said...

I'm with Sarah - I used to be all for the mornings - wake up early for a run, good read and off to work - but now I let my boys wake me up - if I ever catch up on sleep I hope to be able to get up with Todd and enjoy the mornings again!! I guess I'm most productive in the 30-60 minutes I get midday w/o the boys - may 1.5 hrs if I'm lucky =)

Lindsay said...

I WISH I was a morning person...but I am also a night going to bed around 130am and waking up before 8am don't really go together! LOL. Maybe when I'm "older." :-)