Get Thee To Bed, Leander

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Seventy]

Photo by Cris Saur on Unsplash

One of the habits that I well and truly miss that has gone the way of all flesh is getting up around five in the morning.

It fell away at some point when one of the kids was sick or I was stressed or some other perfectly valid excuse, but just hasn’t returned.

There’s always a Really Good Reason ™ but I also truly LOVE the quiet morning time.

When I get to code.

And read.

And think.

And get started MY way.

But first the news:

I really started yearning for this habit again when I was laid off two weeks ago but, again, there’ve been EXCELLENT reasons to ignore the urge – Girl Twin was sick.

Then I was sick.

Fair enough.

My throat is still sore, I still have snot action, so I’ve cancelled the session with my personal trainer, but I’m still going to walk 10,000 steps.

And get up around five something tomorrow morning.

And that starts with going to bed earlier.

Last night I managed to get into bed by nine thirty, which is about thirty minutes earlier than I have been getting to bed. Tonight I’m aiming for thirty minutes earlier than last night. Tomorrow I’m going for eight thirty.

Because, yes, I’m still recovering from a mild cold. And it’s likely that one of the minions will get sick at some point, but when I’m *barely* getting enough sleep each night because of my bedtime / wake time, when there’s interruption, it’s a catastrophe.

But when I’m getting PLENTY of sleep and there’s an interruption, it’s an annoyance.

I think the earlier bedtime will help.

I’ll let you know how it goes.

Wish me luck.